District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Sponsor of “Avonte’s Law” Responds to Incident of Student Wandering from P.S. 11

NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), prime sponsor of “Avonte’s Law” (Local Law 36 of 2014), which requires audible alarms on the exterior doors of all NYC Department of Education school buildings, released the following statement today regarding the wandering of a Kindergarten student from P.S. 11 in Manhattan on Thursday:

“I was alarmed to learn that 5-year-old Synciere Deckard had wandered from his school in Chelsea and onto a nearby subway platform this past Thursday. READ MORE

City Council’s Housing & Buildings Chairman Releases Statement re: Thursday’s Scaffolding Incidents

BROOKLYN, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement today regarding two scaffolding incidents, one in Brooklyn which injured three workers on Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg and the other which resulted in the closure of Sutton Place between 57th & 58th St. in midtown Manhattan:

“The two scaffolding incidents this morning underscore the need to bolster the safety of scaffolding in our city. READ MORE

Record Breaking Olympian, Bob Beamon, Honored by City of New York

On September 26th, Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr., Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member Daneek Miller, Council Member Adrienne Adams, and members of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus (BLAC) honored 1968 Olympic champion Robert “Bob” Beamon with a proclamation celebrating the 50th anniversary of his world-record breaking long jump.

Bob Beamon was born in South Jamaica Queens, New York in 1946 and grew up in NYCHA’s Jamaica Houses. 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

Council Member Cornegy, Mayor de Blasio, and Brooklyn Borough President Adams Celebrate Groundbreaking of Long-Awaited Community Center in Bed Stuy

BROOKLYN, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) and residents of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)’s Marcy Houses in Bedford Stuyvesant today to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new community center. The center will be located in what remains of a vacant police station at the intersection of Marcy Avenue and Ellery Street, and the renovation and conversion of the site is being funded by $7 million in City capital funds. READ MORE

Council Member Cornegy & Rep. Carolyn Maloney Decry Trump Administration’s Attempt to Block Essential U.N. Breasfeeding Resolution

Trump Administration Blocks Measure to Support Breastfeeding Across the World

NEW YORK, NY — Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr. (D-36) joined mothers and breastfeeding advocates to decry the Trump Administration’s recent attempts to block a United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly resolution endorsing breastfeeding and calling on countries to limit inaccurate or misleading marketing of substitutes. READ MORE

Council Passes Fire Safety Bill Introduced by Council Member Cornegy

Council also passes two resolutions introduced by Cornegy calling on the New York State Legislature to repeal vacancy decontrol and the vacancy bonus

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the New York City Council passed a package of fire and emergency safety bills by a vote of 49-0, including Int. 604-A mandating certain smoke alarm standards in residential buildings. READ MORE

District 36 Participatory Budget Results

Participatory Budgeting in District 36 saw over 2,000 ballots cast this year. Results are included below, and the winning projects are:

  1. Make It Cool To Learn — 1,417 votes
    $450,000 for A/C installation at P.S. 23 Carter G Woodson Elementary
  2. Upgrade Tompkin’s Children’s Park — 1,384 votes
    $500,000 for a new playground at Tompkins Houses
  3. Microphone Check!
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