Martin Malave Dilan

Martin Malave Dilan Elected to the New York State Senate in November 2002, Martin Malave Dilan is serving his eighth term in the 18th Senatorial District. Elected to the New York State Senate in November 2002, Martin Malavé Dilan is serving his seventh term in the 18th (formerly 17th) Senatorial District representing the North Brooklyn communities of Bushwick, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Cypress Hills, City-Line, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Brownsville.

Senator Dilan currently serves as the Assistant Minority Leader for Policy and Administration in the Senate’s Democratic Conference. Senator Dilan’s leadership in the conference began in his first term as Assistant Minority Leader of Conference Operations. He has since held the posts of Chairman of the Minority Conference and Senior Assistant Majority Leader. In his time in the Senate, Senator Dilan has championed causes such as tenant rights, public safety, voting rights and numerous transportation issues including a ban on texting while driving and Leandra’s Law, which makes it a felony to drive while intoxicated with a child in the car. As the Senate Democratic appointment to the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR)—and former Co-Chair—Senator Dilan has fought for the formation of a non-partisan redistricting process that guarantees objective and transparent redistricting that maximizes public participation and ends the drawing of New York’s legislative districts to disenfranchise any one-person or community for the sake of political gain. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, Senator Dilan served ten years as a member of the New York City Council. During his tenure in the City Council, Senator Dilan distinguished himself as a diligent legislator, while maintaining a strong constituent services operation through his district office. As a council member, Senator Dilan wrote the law to aggressively penalize anyone found guilty of illegal dumping. He also was the prime sponsor of legislation that gave oversight powers to the City Council as it relates to city contracts that jeopardized city jobs. Senator Dilan has a long track record of being an advocate for youth and senior citizen issues. He is well known in his community for being a strong supporter of education. His basic philosophy on education is that students must have the basic tools to achieve and level the educational playing field. Having served 14 years as a member of Community School Board #32, (seven as Chair) Senator Dilan was instrumental in addressing overcrowding by advocating for new school construction. As a council member, he successfully obtained state of the art computers for every elementary school and middle school in his district, and was successful in obtaining $20 million in Capital Funding for Public School 89, the Cypress Hills Community School. Senator Dilan has an impeccable reputation amongst his colleagues in all levels of government. As the City Council's Chair of the Standards and Ethics Committee, he advocated for greater access to information about conflict of interest issues among elected officials and government employees. As a former businessman, Senator Dilan understands the importance of economic development and business retention programs in New York. He is also a strong supporter of environmental causes, and the beautification and preservation of parks. Senator Dilan grew up in the community of Bushwick where his parents, Esther and Gilberto—who migrated from Puerto Rico in 1947—instilled in him the importance of community service and cultural heritage. In 1965, the young and ambitious Martin first involved himself in electoral politics when he worked as a volunteer in a mayoral campaign before graduating from high school and going on to Brooklyn College where he participated in the Special Baccalaureate Degree Program. Senator Dilan is a former legislative assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives and has served as a Democratic District Leader and Democratic State Committeeman from the 54th Assembly District. Senator Dilan has been elected 4 times as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1996, 2000 and 2004. He is married to Debra Hicks and they have three children: Erik (a Council Member from Brooklyn, NY), Melissa and Nicole. Senator Dilan is the proud grandfather of two grandchildren, (by son Erik and his wife Jannitza) Daniel Martin Dilan and Lea Georgina Dilan.

09/28/2018

An FBI investigation onto Kavanaugh is welcomed news. It should have been done weeks ago when these disturbing accounts first appeared. Instead, the GOP tried to rush the confirmation and blame others for delaying the process. That delay gave a victim an audience, and her story now warrants an investigation. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has done us all a great service.

Jamaica Line repairs between Flushing Avenue and Lorimer Street J stations this weekend, Friday, September 28. Southboun...
09/24/2018
mta.info | The Weekender

Jamaica Line repairs between Flushing Avenue and Lorimer Street J stations this weekend, Friday, September 28. Southbound J and M trains will skip Hewes Street, Lorimer Street and Flushing Avenue, requiring backriding in the northbound direction for customers needing to access those stations. Work will conclude evening of Sunday, September 30.

Please join Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park and partners North Brooklyn Boat Club, Greenpoint Monitor Museum, Billion Oys...
09/21/2018
Bushwick Inlet Oyster Monitoring - Fall 2018

Please join Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park and partners North Brooklyn Boat Club, Greenpoint Monitor Museum, Billion Oyster Project and New York Harbor School for the fall monitoring session of the oyster restoration project in Bushwick Inlet. Wear old clothes and plan to get a little dirty! Space is limited. Please register to attend.

Please join Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park and our partners from the North Brooklyn Boat Club, Greenpoint Monitor Museum, Billion Oyster Project, and New York Harbor School for the fall monitoring session of our oyster restoration project in Bushwick Inlet. Wear old clothes and plan to get a little....

A year later, there is still much to do in Puerto Rico. Many have yet to recover, and some still refuse to come to terms...
09/20/2018
A Year After Maria, Puerto Rico Is Pushed to Precipice

A year later, there is still much to do in Puerto Rico. Many have yet to recover, and some still refuse to come to terms with the failed response. I sincerely hope those in the path of #Florence don't share that fate. It's no way to treat Americans.

The worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century left $80 billion of damage and pushed the island—already on a fragile economic footing—closer to the edge.

09/18/2018

To the Jewish community of North Brooklyn, and all those who observe Yom Kippur, have an easy fast. G'mar Chatima Tovah.

The NYC Flash Flood Emergency Plan is active in anticipation of today’s heavy rains. Residents and property owners shoul...
09/18/2018
Plan for Hazards - Flooding - NYCEM

The NYC Flash Flood Emergency Plan is active in anticipation of today’s heavy rains. Residents and property owners should clear trash or debris blocking catch basins near or adjacent to their property in order to allow the basin to collect storm water continuously. Report street flooding or blocked basins to 311.

Floods account for more than $1 billion in property losses in the United States each year. Everyone is susceptible to flood damage, whether from storms, water main breaks, or sewer backups.

It’s been 17 years and I could tell you the conversations I had, the questions I asked, and what I felt that day. We sti...
09/11/2018
Increase in number of people dying from 9/11-related illnesses could result in victims’ fund running out of money - NY Daily News

It’s been 17 years and I could tell you the conversations I had, the questions I asked, and what I felt that day. We still see the impact of September 11, upon the responders, survivors and in the faces of all New Yorkers who remember. In remembrance, we must ensure survivors get the care they need and deserve. For the sake of us all, and those lost, we must continue to stand together.

More and more first responders and survivors are dying of 9/11-related illnesses, with some predicting that by the terror attack's 20th anniversary, more people will have died of 9/11 related illnesses than on the day itself.

The New York State Unified Court System’s Office for Justice Initiatives Court Navigator Program trains college students...
09/06/2018
NYC Housing Court: Court Navigator Program - Volunteer Opportunities

The New York State Unified Court System’s Office for Justice Initiatives Court Navigator Program trains college students and other volunteers to provide non-legal assistance to unrepresented litigants in New York City Housing Court, connecting them to all resources available to them in the courthouse and community to empower them to better advocate for themselves. Volunteer training is on a regular basis.

The official home page of the New York State Unified Court System. We hear more than three million cases a year involving almost every type of endeavor. We hear family matters, personal injury claims, commercial disputes, trust and estates issues, criminal cases, and landlord-tenant cases.

The heat advisory for New York City is extended through Wednesday evening.Cooling centers will be open across the city t...
09/05/2018
Beat the Heat | NYC Emergency Management

The heat advisory for New York City is extended through Wednesday evening.Cooling centers will be open across the city today and tomorrow. To find the nearest location call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/beattheheat.

Beat the Heat is your destination for everything you need to know about extreme heat in New York City.

September 27th Community Lecture Series Returns to Swinging Sixties
09/04/2018
September 27th Community Lecture Series Returns to Swinging Sixties

September 27th Community Lecture Series Returns to Swinging Sixties

On September 27th the Michele Giannattasio Lecture Series returns to Swinging Sixties Senior Center at 211 Ainslie Street with “Remembering the 1911 Triangle Fire”, the third installment of lecture…

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for NYC until tomorrow 9 p.m.
08/27/2018
Plan for Hazards - Extreme Heat - NYCEM

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for NYC until tomorrow 9 p.m.

Extreme heat is one of the most significant hazards facing New York City, and New Yorkers are especially vulnerable to extreme heat-related hazards during the summer months. Generally, extreme heat is defined by temperatures that hover 10 degrees or more above the average high temperature for the re...

Good write up from Greenline on L Line tunnel reconstruction plan.
08/02/2018
L-Train Shutdown Plan

Good write up from Greenline on L Line tunnel reconstruction plan.

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace Since the MTA and DOT presented their proposed L-Train shutdown mitigation plan to the community last December, they’ve been solidifying the proposals into deci…

Legislation will empower volunteer representatives to long-term care residents, and ensure greater access to facilities ...
06/25/2018
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Bill Passes Legislature

Legislation will empower volunteer representatives to long-term care residents, and ensure greater access to facilities and residents.

More than 150,000 older New Yorkers and those living with disabilities, live in nursing homes, assisted living, and other licensed adult care homes throughout the city and state. To these facilities are assigned hundreds of certified volunteer Ombudsmen. For some residents, they are the only interac...

Senator Krueger and I have introduced legislation designed to address congestion and improve bus service while also enha...
06/05/2018
Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move June 5, 2018

Senator Krueger and I have introduced legislation designed to address congestion and improve bus service while also enhancing public safety. It is also carried by Assembly member Epstein.

More at https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/martin-malave-dilan/dilan-krueger-introduce-traffic-safety-congestion.

Kavanagh Announces New Labor Law For State Employees State Senator Brian Kavanagh (D, WF-Manhattan, North Brooklyn) alongside Assembly member Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) announced yesterday that a new law (A8929/S7296) aimed at easing work schedules for state employees was signed into law by Gov...

New York Doubles Down on Puerto Rico’s Recovery
05/30/2018
New York Doubles Down on Puerto Rico’s Recovery

New York Doubles Down on Puerto Rico’s Recovery

As the island readies for hurricane season, the Empire State and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to pledge volunteers and aid to help Puerto Rico rebuild from past storms.

City Transit released its Fast Forward Plan this morning. It calls for a system-wide modernization to improve subways, b...
05/24/2018
Fast Forward

City Transit released its Fast Forward Plan this morning. It calls for a system-wide modernization to improve subways, buses, accessibility. It will also address the agency’s culture.

The Fast Forward Plan will turn transit in New York around quickly and safely. We propose doing in 10 years what was previously scheduled to take more than 40. We can have world-class transit that is fast, reliable, and accessible.

Eric Adams
05/11/2018
Eric Adams

Eric Adams

I join Senator Brian Kavanagh and my elected colleagues in Brooklyn and Manhattan, including Carolyn Maloney, Nydia Velazquez, Corey Johnson, Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, Martin Malave Dilan, Senator Brad Hoylman, Harvey Epstein, Deborah Glick, Assemblymember Joseph Lentol, Yuh-Line Niou, Margaret S. Chin, Stephen Levin, Council Member Antonio Reynoso, and Carlina Rivera, in asking NYCDOT and MTA New York City Transit to advance their preparation of mitigation plans ahead of next year's L train shutdown.

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