District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Category: Statements


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

Council Member Cornegy Statement re: 5-Alarm Fire at 376 Vernon Avenue in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement in response to news of a five-alarm fire at 376 Vernon Avenue in Brooklyn this morning:

“Early this morning, just before 4 a.m., the FDNY responded to a five-alarm fire at a commercial building on Vernon Avenue in my district. Thankfully, as of 11 a.m., the fire was under control and no injuries or fatalities had been reported. READ MORE

Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. on NYPD Decision to Pursue Disciplinary Charges Against Officers in Eric Garner’s Death

BROOKLYN, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement today on the NYPD’s decision to pursue disciplinary charges against Officers Daniel Pantaleo and Kizzy Adonis:

“After four years of inaction, the NYPD today announced it would pursue disciplinary proceedings against the officers involved in the death of Eric Garner four long years ago. READ MORE

Chair Cornegy Statement re: City Council FY19 Budget Response

NEW YORK, NY – “Today’s FY19 budget response represents a strong stand for fairness and accountability – principles the Council has and will continue to prioritize throughout the budget process. As Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, the need to fund permanent housing solutions, address the crises facing our public housing authority were of particular importance, and assist homeowners who have been hurt by skyrocketing property tax assessments is clear. READ MORE

Statement from Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. re: Urgency of Instituting NYCHA State of Emergency

NEW YORK, NY – “Last week, NYCHA residents made clear that the time to act is now when they sued the City for basic necessities that every home should have, such as heat and hot water. We have stated repeatedly that extraordinary relief is needed and on an emergency basis afforded by the State. The Governor’s Counsel has provided positive first steps that we believe need to be taken at once: an emergency declaration from the State that will allow a private contractor to come in and provide the services necessary to NYCHA residents now. READ MORE