Asm. Pirozzolo Provides Update To Constituents On Work He Has Been Doing Over First Year Of Assembly Term


Sam Pirozzolo Provides Update To Constituents On Victories, Actions In First Term

As your Assemblyman, I have the honor and privilege to be your voice, speaking up against radical legislation in Albany and ill-advised decisions here at home.

I stood up for Staten Islanders who are FED UP with speed cameras that only serve one purpose: generating revenue. This proposal which would have allowed the MTA to install speed cameras on the Verrazano Bridge was defeated.

I demanded answers from the City when an unsuitable former school building in Rosebank became a shelter for hundreds of migrants without input from the community or elected officials.

Here is a clip from a CBS News interview I did detailing my concerns about this facility and the problem here on Staten Island at large:

CBS Interview – Sam Pirozzolo from Sam Pirozzolo on Vimeo.


I spoke out and sought answers when a plan was arranged to install a battery energy storage facility, filled with potentially hazardous and explosive lithium-ion batteries, in the vicinity of SIX SCHOOLS, without input from the community. The application for this project was WITHDRAWN.

We’ve had some tremendous wins these past few months, but as this legislative session made clear, there is a lot more on the line to defend.

Thank you for your support and the privilege of representing you.

Banner Image: Batteries. Image Credit – John Cameron


Assemlymember Sam Pirozzolo

Sam Pirozzolo is a native Staten Islander. He is a frequent contributor to the Staten Islander, and is well-known and loved by people on both the Right and Left, in his North Shore community. Sam brings people together, instead of dividing, by speaking common sense and analyzing our island's, and city's, issues, with intelligence and concern for all. Sam Pirozzolo was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2022. The 63rd Assembly District represents parts of Richmond County. Sam has successfully operated his family’s optical practice for 33 years. He is the past president of Community Education Council 31 where he served for seven years. Some of his most notable accomplishments include the creation of a Gifted and Talented program for middle school students, the recommendation for the NYC Department of Education to hire retired police officers as school resource officers, and the successful fight for the immediate cleanup of toxic PCBs leaking from the light fixtures in school classrooms. As an education advocate, Sam has participated in historic litigation that led to the return of more than $4 billion to New York public schools. He also fought to ensure that co-located charter schools receive the same capital funding as their host public schools. While serving in the Legislature, Sam will work to support law enforcement officers with proper funding, fix broken bail and parole policies, and help small businesses grow and thrive in a stronger, more resilient economy.


  • Avatar 10314 dude says:

    Mr. Pirozzolo:

    can you please do something about the speed cameras on the streets? We definitely appreciate that you helped to get the VZ cameras stopped but the speed traps all over are too much.

    It’s clearly to generate revenue from a class of people that drives to work, and already pays taxes on income. Can this ever stop? Can’t the city find a new way to deal with its spending?

    It should be that we have something in place to protect students crossing with their parents. But the cameras are too far, and now on 24/7, as I understand.

    Anyway, thank you so far.

    One of your constituents

  • Avatar Dani in Westerleigh says:

    What kind of BS are we willing to put up with?

    The red light cameras that are timed for “success,” not safety?

    The speed cameras for schools are far from schools?

    Staten Island people put up with way too much bull****. Why?

    I love it here but the people have no backbone any more.

    Sam better get us out of this mess! Figure out some way!

    I hope?~!

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