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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

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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BROOKLYN, NY — NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after multiple shootings across this city led to one fatality and struck seven innocent bystanders including an 11-year-old boy in East Flatbush while sitting on a stoop. His leg injury was not life-threatening and he remains in stable condition. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“This week, an 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg by a stray bullet while sitting on his stoop.

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BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after NYPD Officer David Afanador was caught on video putting a Black man in an alleged chokehold on Sunday, which is banned by the NYPD and illegal statewide. Officer Afanador is facing strangulation and attempted strangulation charges. 

STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER LOUIS

“Wearing a police uniform is supposed to indicate your dedication and service to the public.

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BROOKLYN, NY — Today, Council Member Farah N. Louis (D-Brooklyn) issued the following statement after a Georgia grand jury indicted the three suspects in the murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery who was fatally shot while he was jogging. Four months later, the indictment includes four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count each of false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

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