District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

The Early Morning Shooting Killed 4 and Injured 3

BROOKLYN, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement in response to news of a fatal early morning shooting on Utica Avenue in the Weeksville section of Brooklyn: 

“This is a serious crime that requires a serious response. Thank you to the 77th Precinct and NYPD, FDNY, and all other first responders who secured the scene and saved lives.

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BROOKLYN, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement upon news that Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his plan to eliminate the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT):

“I am glad that the Mayor and his office were responsive to the concerns of New York City parents, and dropped his plans to scrap the Specialized High School Admissions Test.

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The driver suspected the cyclist was breaking into vehicles and struck him with his car on Broadway near Ellery Street

NEW YORK, NY– Following the news of a vigilante motorist running down a cyclist, Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. offered the following statement:

“It is never okay to take the law into your own hands, and is outrageous to run someone down with an SUV because you suspect they are breaking into cars.

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A Problem for All of Us

By redoubling our efforts here, locally, we honor Eric Garner’s life. By continuing to be engaged with moving police-community relations to where they ought to be, we honor Eric Garner’s life.

NEW YORK, NY– A private commercial waste hauling truck overturned in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Wednesday July 10, and some concerned citizens see this as an example of why New York City must implement commercial waste zones.

The early morning accident could have been avoided, and it is appropriate to see it as a signal of an industry in need of reform.

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NEW YORK, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Chair of Housing and Buildings Committee, released the following statement today following news of a construction worker fatality at a Recycling Plant in the Bronx on Saturday.

“This tragedy highlights the need for safe work sites, whether or not they are active construction zones. My thoughts are with the loved ones and colleagues of the man who died on Saturday at New York Recycling.”

According to the Department of Buildings, this was not an active construction work site.

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NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement in response to news of a non-fatal fire at a Jackson Heights bakery this morning:

“As Chair of the Committee on Housing and Buildings, I pay close attention to the fires that happen around the city.

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The bill would expand and clarify the Business Integrity Commissions regulation of the trade waste industry, allowing for sensible and critical reforms

NEW YORK, NY– On the morning of June 27, Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. joined Mason Tenders District Council’s Local 108, small business owners and workers, and advocates at a rally organized by New Yorkers for Responsible Waste Management.

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