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District 45

Farah N. Louis

Flatbush, Midwood, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Marine Park, Canarsie

“Labor Day weekend is typically labeled as the unofficial end to summer festivities but today, our Seniors (Golden Saints) in District 45 joined us for a little turn-up to end carnival season. Thank you Paul Curiale, Alton Aimable and Mr. Pearly for hosting a great Senior Post-Labor Day Concert.”

See photos on Flatlands Independent (link) and Flickr (link).


Council Member Farah Louis and the Flatbush Gardens Tenants
Association organized a protest early this morning against Flatbush Gardens
Management, demanding immediate changes to management that creates
uninhabitable living conditions, expedite urgent repairs to units and the
implementation of safety measures for the entire Flatbush Gardens’ complex and

The rally-to-protest was held in front of the Flatbush Gardens Management Office,
located at 3301 Foster Avenue, where residents gathered to express their disdain and
frustration regarding the deplorable living conditions and poor management
operations in a complex of over 50 buildings.


During the event, several elected leaders announced their initiatives to bring opportunities to people of color in our communities and to continue the fight against gun violence on our streets. These discussions were interwoven with profound performances by youth organizations from our community to celebrate the joyous nature of our Freedom Day event.

“I believe our presence here is proof of our progress,”


On Saturday, May 13, Council Member Farah Louis led the “Daddy & Me” dance with community partners Flatbush Development Corporation, 70th Precinct, CAMBA, and COPO. This event allows students to bring someone they view as a father figure and celebrate the bond and impact they’ve had on their lives.

The initiative is led by Council Members Farah Louis and Rita Joseph, FDC, CAMBA, and COPO (Council of People Organization).


“At one point hosting more Irishmen than Dublin itself, Irish-Americans have been an integral part of New York City throughout its vast history. As conditions at home worsened, due to both mistreatment and abuse by the British, and a Great Famine which threw Ireland into starvation, the United States, the land of opportunity, was a refuge for millions of Irish men, women, and children.


“As breadwinners and caregivers, we should not have to ‘catch up’ to what men earned last year— three months into the new year. It devalues the hard work that we do each day to bolster the local economy and strengthen our communities. Women across professions deserve equal pay for equal work to ensure that no one is left behind during our city’s post-pandemic recovery.