Charles Schumer

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Lower East Side »

$400M Grant Bringing Storm Protection to East Side, Bronx and Staten Island

A plan for East River berms won federal funding, as did proposals in The Bronx and Staten Island.

Civic Center »

Planned NYC Parade for Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Moving Ahead, Schumer Says

The parade for Iraq and Afghanistan vets would follow the Canyon of Heroes route in Manhattan.

East Harlem »

Sandy-Damaged NYCHA Buildings to Receive $100M for New Boilers

"Bureaucratic infighting" has denied public housing residents reliable heat, Schumer said.

Long Island City »

Dept. of Justice to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Children

The DOJ said it would fund the devices after Sen. Schumer proposed "Avonte's Law" last week.

Long Island City »

Schumer Proposes 'Avonte's Law' to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Kids

The devices would be voluntary and designed for parents of children who have a tendency to "bolt."

NoHo »

$1.3B in Federal Funds for Sandy Rebuilding Coming to NYC

More than $1 billion in new aid will help property owners still trying to rebuild, officals say.

Lower East Side »

MTA Willing to Discuss Land Transfer for 'Lowline' Park, Founders Say

The Lowline is a proposed subterranean park in an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side.

Lower East Side »

Neglected Lower East Side Pier Launches Summer of Art Installations

Pier 42 will host a series of art installations and public programming through Nov. 1.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Amtrak Moves to Build Water-Resistant Tunnels Under Hudson Yards

The agency got $185 million to keep the right of way for the Gateway Project.

Battery Park City »

New Security Plan Could Endanger Statue of Liberty Visitors, NYPD Warns

A plan to relocate screening checkpoints could make Liberty-bound ferries unsafe, the police chief said.

Lower East Side »

Abandoned LES Pier to Open Saturday with Waterfront Picnic Tables

The temporary park on Pier 42 will open Saturday with a community day and activities.

New York City »

Checkout Date for Sandy Victims Housed in Hotels Extended to May 1

FEMA extended the hotel checkout date for displaced residents to May 1.

Forest Hills »

CB9 Votes to Boot Board Member for Non-Attendance

Board voted to remove a member after he hasn't shown up for months.  

Astoria »

Officials Push for East River Ferry Expansion to Astoria's Hallets Point

The plan would create additional terminals in Astoria, Brooklyn, Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island.

New York City »

Displaced Sandy Victims Will Get Rent Vouchers From Federal Government

A new federal program will provide rent vouchers for displaced families.