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Lower Manhattan Health Activists Release Health Equity Impact Study: Beth Israel Closure Would Harm People with Disabilities and Low Incomes, Elderly

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New York, NY – Members of the Community Coalition to Save Beth Israel and NYEEI were joined by Assemblymember Harvey Epstein and State Senator Kirsten Gonzalez today to release a report on the results of a community-led health equity impact assessment...

Assembly Member Epstein Hosts Townhall to Discuss Community Issues

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New York, NY–– Assembly Member Harvey Epstein hosted a town hall on Thursday, January 18th to discuss four major issues facing Lower Manhattan: the proposed closure of Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital, the affordable housing crisis, the proposed SPARC...

Assembly Member Epstein and Senator Kavanagh Announce Bill Empowering New York City to Safely Legalize Existing Basement Apartments

New York – Assemblymember Harvey Epstein, chair of the Assembly subcommittee on Retention of Homeownership and Stabilization of Affordable Housing and Senator Brian Kavanagh, chair of the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development...

State Legislators and Advocates Release Package of Bills to Improve Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

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Albany, NY – A coalition that includes the Chairs of the Assembly Committee on People with Disabilities and Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities unveiled a package of nine bills that would improve employment outcomes...

Assembly Member Epstein and Senator Harckham Unveil Bill to Protect New Yorkers’ Right to a Nonreligious Treatment Program Option

New York – As National Recovery Month draws to a close, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein (D, WF-Manhattan) and Senator Pete Harckham (D, WF-Hudson Valley) are introducing legislation (A.8163/ S.7313) to require courts that mandate substance abuse treatment...

New York told landlords not to evict renters. Advocates say that’s not enough.

Calls Grow For State Exams to Be Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

N.Y. lawmakers seek relief from evictions amid coronavirus crisis

Bill Would Require Local Waste Management Plans

Bail reform supporters rally at state capital to protect law, end mass criminalization

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