District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Category: Statements


Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. Statement on Commercial Waste Hauling Truck Overturn in South Williamsburg

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. READ MORE

City Council Housing and Buildings Chair Statement On Construction Worker Fatality at Bronx Recycling Plant

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. READ MORE

City Council Housing Chair Statement on Jackson Heights Bakery Fire

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. READ MORE

Small Business, Labor, and Advocates Rally in Support of Council Member Robert Cornegy’s Intro 996

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. READ MORE

Council Member Cornegy Expresses Support for New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza

The chancellor is leading the fight against systemic and ingrained racism in the nation’s largest school system

NEW YORK, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), a member of the City Council Committee on Education, released the following statement today in response to a letter by seven Council members and two NYS Assembly Members to the Mayor expressing concern about the chancellor. READ MORE

Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. Statement on Midtown Manhattan Helicopter Crash

NEW YORK, NY – In response to reports of a building fire and helicopter crash in Midtown, reportedly resulting from a helicopter pilot making a crash landing on top of the AXA Equitable Center Building shortly after 1:30 PM, NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement:

“My sincerest condolences to the family of the pilot who tragically lost his life. READ MORE

City Council Housing Chair Statement re: Fatal Harlem Fire

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 fatal fire at the Frederick E. Samuel Houses in Harlem this morning.

Council Member Cornegy Admonishes Lack of Response to Conditions at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement today in response to the federal government’s lack of action in addressing heat and hot water outages at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn:

“While the Metropolitan Detention Center is under the sole jurisdiction of the federal government, it is no less concerning to me as a local Brooklyn elected official to see human beings suffer with a lack of heat and hot water during the coldest days of winter. READ MORE