District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

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!

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

Statement from Council Members Cornegy & Torres re: Ongoing Challenges at NYCHA and Lawsuit

NEW YORK, NY – “The tenants of NYCHA are right. They have been neglected and abused. We know what needs to be done and we must act. NYCHA management has failed to implement reforms or make progress. We need independent lead paint inspections and expedited heat and safety repairs. We need the state to declare an emergency, bypass NYCHA management and bureaucracy, bring in a real private contractor who will complete the task quickly. READ MORE

Housing Chair Calls for State of Emergency and Intervention by State in NYC Housing Authority Crisis

City Council Members and Residents Call for Action From Cuomo on Dire Circumstances in New York City Housing Facilities, Including Lack of Heat and Hot Water

NEW YORK, NY – Chair of New York City Council Housing and Buildings Committee, Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., held a press conference this morning at 10:30 AM,  on the steps of New York City Hall, to call on Governor Cuomo to declare a state of emergency at all NYCHA facilities city-wide.  READ MORE