District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

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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September 2: West Indian Day Parade

On September 2nd, Team Cornegy rolled down Eastern Parkway on Revel mopeds, celebrating Caribbean culture. Rain couldn’t stop this event, the largest Caribbean celebration in the country

September 4: Gifted and Talented Press Conference

On September 4th, Council Member Cornegy rallied with fellow Members in support of the reform and expansion of the Gifted and Talented program.

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BROOKLYN, NY– NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement upon news that Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his plan to eliminate the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT):

“I am glad that the Mayor and his office were responsive to the concerns of New York City parents, and dropped his plans to scrap the Specialized High School Admissions Test.

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Fourteen Council Members sign letter to the Mayor and Chancellor urging the administration to not eliminate the program

NEW YORK, NY– Following the recommendation of the School Diversity Advisory Group to eliminate the Gifted and Talented program, City Council Members are joining together to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza not to scrap the program.

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August 2019 Newsletter

August 2019:
Warm Greetings! I hope that you all had a wonderful summer. It’s amazing how quickly time can pass. Here is some of what my office was up to this August:

August 1: Third Party Transfer Press Conference with Borough President Eric Adams

On August 1, Council Member Robert E.

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