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District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

February 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

As we mark the start of Black History Month, I would like to share this conversation I had with Cheryl Wills and Sulma Arzu-Brown.

Black History Month intersects with important work we must advance to accord everyone in our shared communities with dignity and respect. Grateful to Cheryl Wills and her team for our discussion on natural hair discrimination and the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act on Spectrum News NY1 “In Focus with Cheryl Wills.”

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December 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

I would like to take a moment to let all of you know what a privilege it has been, and continues to be, to serve you over the past six years. We have made amazing strides as a community, and I look forward to carrying that momentum into the new decade.

I extend my wishes for a fulfilling and successful New Year!

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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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November 2019 Newsletter

Warm Greetings!

December is finally upon us, marking the beginning of the winter season.

The cold months are a great time to relax and celebrate with loved ones, reflecting on the year that has passed, and planning for the future.

It is remarkable that we are at the end of the decade. I am looking forward to doing big things in 2020, and it is my wish that you start the decade on good footing as well.

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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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October 2019 Newsletter

Hello,

My office and I extend warm greetings. November marks the transition from fall into winter, and temperatures will be dropping along with the rest of the leaves from the trees. Stay warm, and in touch with friends, family, and neighbors!

Here is some of what my office was up to during October:

Council Member Cornegy and the office honored survivors and loved ones through Breast Cancer Awareness Month by highlighting stories of strength and resilience.

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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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