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District 20

Peter Koo

Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill

News Release
Contact: Scott Sieber 718-888-8747
November 15, 2017

Flushing, NY – Council Member Peter Koo today reached an agreement with the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs to extend the grace period for laundromats throughout the city who have struggled to reach compliance with the city’s new Local Law 87 requirements. The 6-month grace period came after CM Koo spoke to DCA Commissioner Lorelei Salas this morning prior to a city resource fair in Flushing where dozens of laundry owners attended to speak with DCA and DOB representatives.

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November 2, 2017

Council Member Peter Koo stated the following regarding an anonymous political mailer circulating in Edison, New Jersey that calls for the deportation of Asian candidates.

“This is true cowardice. Sadly, the bigoted toxicity of anonymous internet message boards has made its way to these political mailers in Edison, New Jersey. I strongly encourage the voters of Edison turn out in force on November 7th to beat back this intolerance by exercising their rights to vote.”

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Flushing, NY – Council Member Peter Koo and State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic today announced the upcoming installation of a long-awaited traffic signal at the intersection of Parsons Boulevard and Rose Avenue in Kissena Park, Flushing.

Koo, Rozic and other elected officials and residents have been pushing for a traffic signal at the intersection since 2015 when Min-Tsu Lin was struck by a hit and run driver.

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Flushing, NY – Council Member Peter Koo and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce today joined the NYC Department of Sanitation and the Flushing Library to announce an upcoming sanitation forum to educate business owners about the new recycling rules and regulations that went into effect this year. As of August 1, 2017, the city began enforcing new recycling regulations requiring all businesses to recycle metal, glass, beverage cartons, paper, cardboard, and other items.

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KOO, FLUSHING BID ANNOUNCE NEW SANITATION WORKERS FOR FLUSHING
40 additional hours of cleaning services per week in Downtown Flushing

 

Flushing, NY – Council Member Peter Koo and the Flushing Business Improvement District today announced the addition of two new sanitation workers in downtown Flushing.

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Flushing – CM Peter Koo today joined with the Parks Department and local civic leaders to announce three new full-time security guards who will begin patrolling Kissena Corridor Park and Kissena Park in Flushing. CM Koo funded the security guards following a series of criminal activity that occurred in the parks last month. In July, police arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in Kissena Corridor Park in Flushing.

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Statement

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Council Member Peter Koo stated the following regarding reports of three teens who broke into Cypress Hills Cemetery and spray painted hate speech and anti-NYPD phrases.

“Targeting tombstones with hate speech is truly a despicable act of desecration. This has no place in our community. Please contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) if you have any information regarding the identity of these hoodlums.”

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For Immediate Release

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KOO, ADVOCATES TO CITY AND STATE: CAPTURE, DON’T CHLORINATE!
Thousands of dead fish in Flushing Creek expose misguided pollution fix

Flushing, NY – After thousands of dead fish were found in Flushing Creek earlier this week, City Council Member Peter Koo and environmental advocates today called on the city and state to withdraw and revise plans to chlorinate Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) in Flushing’s waterways.

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For Immediate Release

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Flushing, NY – City Council Member Peter Koo today introduced legislation that will allow immigrant renters to file harassment claims against landlords who make discriminatory threats or request proof of citizenship.

Int. No. 1678 will amend the definition of harassment under the Housing Maintenance Code to include discriminatory threats and requests for proof of citizenship.

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News Release

Contact: Scott Sieber 718-888-8747

FLUSHING, NY – Council Member Peter Koo today released the latest results of his graffiti cleanup in Council District 20. Over the last year, CM Koo has worked closely with the Flushing Business Improvement District, and the Queens Economic Development Corporation to conduct cleanups throughout all of Council District 20.

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