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District 45

Farah N. Louis

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

Today, I am calling on America to stand with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Since December 28th, 2019 and each day since then, the media has been flooded with images of an island in crisis following a major earthquake. The earthquake—the strongest to hit the island in over a century— has knocked out power, displaced thousands, and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

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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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The very essence of community and the heartbeat of District 45 is Unity or Umoja. Together, we possess the talent, creativity, and faith to fulfill our purpose.

As residents, small business owners, and not-for-profit organizations let us continue to work collectively as neighbors to create new opportunities for upward social mobility.

May the light of the Kinara forever guide our path towards a better tomorrow for future generations.

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Louis Statement on Christmas

One of the greatest events ever recorded in history was the birth of Jesus Christ. His unconditional love for mankind was unparalleled. Today, the holiday spirit continues to live on through our acts of kindness and compassion.

May we forever cherish the greatest gift of all time, our many blessings, and the traditions shared with loved ones.

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas.

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Louis Statement on Hanukkah

From the victory of the Maccabees to the miracle of the oil, the story of Hanukkah continues to inspire generations.

During the eight-day Festival of Lights, Jewish households near and far will reflect on their perseverance and persistence of faith to overcome every obstacle. 

May the Menorah shine ever so bright – illuminating homes and reigniting hope in hearts throughout the united 45th Council District.

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BROOKLYN, NY – New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach the President of the United States for the third time in the nation’s history. President Donald J. Trump will face a Senate trial next year. “Today’s historic impeachment vote sends a resounding message that anyone who undermines our democracy or betrays the public’s trust by abusing their power will be held accountable –

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BROOKLYN, NY—New York City Council Member Farah N. Louis, a member of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement after Flatbush landlord Jason Korn was cited as the top offender on the City’s 2019 Worst Landlords List. Four of his properties are located in the 45th Council District.

  • 250 East 29th Street (477 open violations)
  • 1439 Ocean Avenue (258 open violations)
  • 712 East 27th Street (237 open violations)
  • 3402 Avenue I (289 open violations)

“Year after year, we come back to The Worst Landlords List hoping that this public display of outrage might hold them to account.

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BROOKLYN, NY – Representatives from Urban Dove Charter School, East Midwood Jewish Center, Flatbush Jewish communal leadership, and elected officials from city and state levels want to steer the conversation away from stereotypes and misconceptions. 

“With a signed lease in place, we understand that the Urban Dove Charter School has the legal right to transition into the East Midwood Jewish Center.

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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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