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District 45

Farah N. Louis

Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington

BROOKLYN, NY – New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after an intruder attacked five people celebrating Hanukkah on Saturday night at the home of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in Monsey, NY. A suspect was later apprehended in Harlem. There have been reports of eight suspected Anti-Semitic attacks across New York City during this month alone. 

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BROOKLYN, NY—New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis released the following statement after a fatal crash earlier this week at East 55th Street and Foster Avenue in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. The crash killed 23-year-old Joanna Dixon who just celebrated her birthday on Thursday while her best friend sustained serious injuries. Both women were passengers in a Mazda SUV whose unidentified driver fled the scene of the crash.

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BROOKLYN, NY—New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis released the following statement after a fire erupted earlier this week at 1776 Nostrand Avenue in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. The fire, which was caused by a space heater that was plugged into a power strip and deemed accidental by the Fire Department, resulted in the death of 70-year-old Jean Lalanne, and injured seven others, including one police officer.

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I acknowledge that there are real needs for safety improvements across the city and that several communities need expanded, protected access to bike lanes. However, I am here as a voice for MY community and the people who elected me—and they do not see this plan as an improvement. Large swaths of the 45th District have a transit deserts—with few train lines and diminishing bus service, my constituents have no choice but to drive.

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BROOKLYN, NY—New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis, a member of the Council Committee on Youth Services, issued the following statement in response to the subway melee between NYPD and youths at Jay St-MetroTech station.

“As I watched the footage from last Saturday’s melee at the Jay St-MetroTech subway station, I was appalled and outraged by the actions of the officer towards our black youth.

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“Friday’s incident near Midwood High School and Brooklyn College at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Campus Road is another area where a string of car crashes have occurred in our community. This demonstrates the urgent need for the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to prioritize street improvements in this area to avoid anyone else getting hurt. I am deeply concerned for the safety of our residents, especially after I made a request weeks ago for speed reduction measures to be implemented and the request is still pending DOT approval.

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BROOKLYN, NY—New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis announced the passage of the plan to close Rikers Island and create a pathway towards restorative justice for thousands of families during a Stated meeting on Thursday. Council Member Louis, who voted in favor of the bill, expressed her support for the movement to end mass incarceration, yet highlighted the need for oversight and assurances that the City would integrate fairness into the criminal justice system, and end the school to prison pipeline.

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Statement on 9/11 Anniversary

Eighteen years later, we
remember…

The heroes and survivors, the hurt and the heartbroken, the rescue
and recovery, the healing and the suffering.

We will never forget the terrorist attacks that shattered a
peaceful morning, devastating more than 3,000 families on that day and over the
course of two decades.

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Our city streets should be safe enough for parents not to worry about the whereabouts or well-being of their children. With the first full week of school underway, more than 1.1 million students citywide are traveling to and from school – often by public transportation. No parent should ever have to hear that their child will not be coming home from school today.

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New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after a father of three was killed in a drive-by shooting in Flatbush by an unknown suspect who remains at large.

“On the first day of school, a special milestone in every child’s life, 33-year-old James Dorce, a father of three was killed in Flatbush. His father and siblings were left devastated at the hospital.

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