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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

NEW YORK – Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the East 25th Street Historic District in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. The East 25th Street Historic District is a remarkably intact and cohesive group of 56 Renaissance Revival-style row houses that reflects the dedication of its community.

“As a proponent of community organizing and civic engagement, I fully supported this project and galvanized with the block association as we jumped into action throughout this process,” said Council Member Farah N.

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BROOKLYN, NY ⁠– Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after 24-year-old Saqueo Mejia, a dump truck driver for Brooklyn-based Prime Junk Removal was killed when he was pinned between two of the trucks in Flatbush. The accident is under investigation by the NYPD.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“On Friday, Saqueo Mejia, a resident of Sunset Park was killed tragically in East Flatbush, where he worked as a dump truck driver to support his family.

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Honoring All Who Served

We owe a debt of gratitude to our former servicemembers and their families who made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedoms. Without their contributions, the American Dream and spirit would cease to exist.  Despite fulfilling their commitments in the U.S. or abroad, many veterans continue to serve our community – particularly during this pandemic. They are our first responders, nurses and doctors, small business owners, educators, sanitation and transpoortation workers.

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Women City Workers and Workers of Color Earn Thousands of Dollars Less A Year Than Male Workers 

New York, NY – A preliminary analysis of anonymized and publicly available New York City employee payroll data conducted by the New York City Council shows significant gender, racial, and ethnic pay disparities in the city’s workforce, Speaker Corey Johnson and the Women’s Caucus of the New York City Council announced on Thursday.  

The analysis of salaries of roughly 180,000, full-time city workers shows that male employees roughly average about $4,500 a year more than female employees. The analysis also found that Black city workers average about $7,600 a year less than white workers, while Asians tend to make $6,500 a year less than white employees. Additionally, the analysis found that non-Hispanic/non-Latino workers roughly average about $8,700 a year more than Hispanic/Latino.  

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Policy Corner 10-30-20

Education in the 21st century is not at all what we have imagined. The present-day challenges that families across District 45 and beyond face are inexcusable.

We are nearly halfway through the 2020-2021 school year and yet 77,000 students still lack the internet-equipped iPads that are necessary for remote learning. Without computers or affordable internet access, the achievement gap will only worsen in divested communities.

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BROOKLYN, NY — Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn)co-chair of the Women’s Caucus,issued the following statement after former New York City First Lady Joyce Dinkins passed away at the age of 89. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this capacity.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“As a city, we mourn the loss of a giant —New York City’s first African-American First Lady, Joyce Dinkins.  

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BROOKLYN, NY – Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn), Co-Chair of New York City Council Women’s Caucus, released the following statement after the city of Louisville, Kentucky announced a $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor. The 26-year-old Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) worker was fatally shot in her home on March 13 by police officers who have not been charged for her wrongful death six months later

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“No dollar amount could ever alleviate Tamika Palmer of the heartache that she has endured since the death of her daughter by Louisville police six months ago.

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We Will Never Forget

Nineteen years later, we remember…

The attacks that forever altered our lives, but not who we are as New Yorkers —resilient and united in the face of tragedy. 

The acts of heroism that inspired hope despite the tremendous loss that we shared.

We honor the memories of the loved ones that we lost on this day, in the weeks, months, and years that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Every year, the neighborhoods of East Flatbush and Crown Heights come to life with the sights, sounds, and aromatic scents of the Caribbean. Although this year’s J’Ouvert and West Indian American Day Carnival Parade were cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, there was an unauthorized gathering that resulted in a shooting. Five people, including a six-year-old boy and his mother, who were not affiliated with the illegal festivities, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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BROOKLYN, NY—Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement after Chadwick Boseman, star of Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking film Black Panther, died on Saturday after battling stage IV colon cancer. He was 43 years old. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“As the world and fans of Chadwick Boseman learned about his tragic death last Saturday, I shared their sentiments.

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