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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

Eid Mubarak

Our faith is what empowers us to trust and make sacrifices that would be considered impossible by the majority of us.

Ibrahim (Abraham) was a prophet whose obedience was tested by God when he was commanded to sacrifice his firstborn son. As he laid his son on the altar, God provided an animal in his stead. Ibrahim’s story continues to inspire generations.

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At sundown, the Jewish community will observe Tisha B’Av, or a day of mourning. This somber occasion commemorates the destruction of the First and Second temples in Jerusalem, and the succession of tragic events that occurred on this day.

During this period of reflection and repentance, observers will contemplate the individual and national impediments that have prolonged their exile, while renewing their personal commitment to love one another unconditionally.

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CITY HALL, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-BROOKLYN) joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte to announce that a new recreation center will be built at Nostrand Playground in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

The amenities will include an indoor pool and kitchen for cooking classes, using capital funding shifted from the NYPD to Parks in the Fiscal Year 2021 Adopted Budget.

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BROOKLYN, NY – On Tuesday, during a Stated Meeting, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-BROOKLYN) introduced two bills intended to strengthen New York City’s response to the continued threat of COVID-19. 

“Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic going forward must be holistic and equitable. We cannot afford to repeat any of the missteps that occurred in the Spring of 2020 and must begin to think of ways to support our communities proactively, beyond the obvious necessities.

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BROOKLYN, NY — NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement after TV personality Regis Philbin died on Friday of natural causes at the age of 88. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“Last week, Regis Philbin, one of the hardest working men in television that I admired, passed away. 

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BROOKLYN, NY — NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement after U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was accosted and called a sexist slur by Florida GOP Representative Ted Yoho on the steps of Capitol Hill.

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“Every woman can recall a story where someone— a colleague, customer, or supervisor— made them feel belittled, ostracized, or threatened at work.

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BROOKLYN, NY – NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-BROOKLYN) joined elected officials and community residents to celebrate the Grand Re-opening of two East Flatbush businesses, Suede Restaurant this past Thursday and Tropical Paradise Cajun Seafood Restaurant on Saturday. These small businesses are making a comeback several months after COVID-19 devastated District 45, one of the hardest hit communities in the City of New York. 

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BROOKLYN, NY — NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement after two Orthodox Jewish men were attacked within the span of a week in the Flatbush and Midwood sections of Brooklyn. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“I am saddened and outraged that an Orthodox Jewish man was simply walking home after a Shabbos meal in Flatbush when three men pulled over, yelled Anti-Semitic slurs before assaulting him.

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