Speaker Mark-Viverito:

“I join all New Yorkers in mourning the devastating loss of Eliane, Rivkah, Sara, David, Yeshua, Moshe and Yaakob Sassoon, who were tragically killed in a horrific fire in Midwood, Brooklyn last night. My thoughts and prayers are with the Sassoon family and the entire Jewish community as we grieve the lives lost in this horrific tragedy and pray for Tziporah and Avigayil’s speedy recovery. May G-d comfort the family among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”

Council Member Chaim Deutsch:

“I am heartbroken for the family that fell victim to the tragic fire in my district early this morning. The Sassoon family is in all of our hearts tonight as we mourn and pray with them. I am grateful to the NYC Fire Department, the NYPD, and the members of Flatbush Hatzolah who responded quickly to combat this horrific fire; I thank Mayor de Blasio, my colleagues in government, and the community for the outpouring of support.”