District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

The officers were murdered as they sat in their patrol vehicle near the corner of Myrtle and Tompkins Avenues

BROOKLYN, NY- NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement today marking the 5 year anniversary of the murders of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu:

“It has been five years since I received the chilling call that two police officers were murdered in an ambush at Myrtle and Tompkins Avenues.

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Reportedly killed by falling building debris in Manhattan on 7th Avenue between West 48th Street and West 49th Street

NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Chair of Housing and Buildings Committee, released the following statement today following news reports of Erica Tishman being struck and killed by part of a building façade this morning in Manhattan:

“My condolences go out to the family and friends of Erica Tishman, who was struck and killed this morning, reportedly, by part of the façade of a building.

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NEW YORK, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36 Brooklyn) released the following statement today following news of National Grid ending the natural gas moratorium:

“National Grid serves 1.2 million customers in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and parts of Queens, and they employ about 2,000 individuals. They threw the lives and livelihoods of so many into chaos when they hastily announced a natural gas moratorium that was not backed up by reports or formal data.

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BROOKLYN, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement today following news of NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill’s decision to retire from the force:

“I commend Commissioner O’Neill for decades of honorable service to the City of New York. He has served with integrity and determination since joining the police force in the early 80’s, and led the Police Department well over the last three years.

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A Bed-Stuy based ceramics artist, living in Clinton Hill, displayed the decorations in her home, across the street from PS 11

BROOKLYN, NY– Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. released the following statement after reports of racially insensitive decorations displayed in a window across the street from an elementary school.

“Neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, and Clinton Hill have been experiencing rapid growth, and welcoming new neighbors with open arms.

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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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