District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. Statement in Support of State-Level First Responder Legislation

NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement in response to a pair of Council resolutions calling for the passage of State legislation in support of police officers (S5903-A and A7620-A) and firefighters (S5246-A and A7716-A). Both resolutions in support of the State bills were voted on today by the Council Committee on State and Federal Legislation:

“Today I am proud to join the call for our colleagues in the state legislature to support our first responders. READ MORE

Council Member Cornegy Expresses Support for New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza

The chancellor is leading the fight against systemic and ingrained racism in the nation’s largest school system

NEW YORK, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), a member of the City Council Committee on Education, released the following statement today in response to a letter by seven Council members and two NYS Assembly Members to the Mayor expressing concern about the chancellor. READ MORE

City Council Housing Chair Statement on State Rent Law Reform Agreement in Albany

NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement in response to the agreement on State rent laws in Albany:

“The remaking of New York’s rent laws marks a major advancement in combating displacement, abuse, and harassment of tenants. Housing advocates, community leaders, and residents of neighborhoods across the State, we all made clear the deep flaws in the existing rent regulations. READ MORE

Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. statement on the passing of Lucas Silverio and Midwood Fire

NEW YORK, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement in response to the passing of young hero Lucas Silverio and news of a massive fire:

“My most sincere condolences to the family of the young hero, Lucas Silverio, who passed away due to injuries sustained in a building fire in the Belmont section of the Bronx. READ MORE

Council Member Robert E. Cornegy Jr. Statement on Midtown Manhattan Helicopter Crash

NEW YORK, NY – In response to reports of a building fire and helicopter crash in Midtown, reportedly resulting from a helicopter pilot making a crash landing on top of the AXA Equitable Center Building shortly after 1:30 PM, NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement:

“My sincerest condolences to the family of the pilot who tragically lost his life. READ MORE

Council Member Cornegy Calls for Greater Mental Health Awareness, Access, and Care Coordination in “Mental Health Is Public Health” White Paper

Joins with mental health clinicians, service providers, advocates, and community residents in call for infusing the values of ThriveNYC across City agencies and putting forth proposals to advance mental health care in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – This week, New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., alongside clinicians, service providers, advocates, and community residents released a white paper entitled, “Mental Health is Public Health,” at Brooklyn Borough Hall. READ MORE

City Council Housing Chair Statement re: Fatal Harlem Fire

NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36), Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings, released the following statement in response to news of a fatal fire at the Frederick E. Samuel Houses in Harlem this morning.