District 36

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Council Member Cornegy Admonishes Lack of Response to Conditions at Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement today in response to the federal government’s lack of action in addressing heat and hot water outages at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn:

“While the Metropolitan Detention Center is under the sole jurisdiction of the federal government, it is no less concerning to me as a local Brooklyn elected official to see human beings suffer with a lack of heat and hot water during the coldest days of winter. READ MORE

Council Member Cornegy Statement re: 5-Alarm Fire at 376 Vernon Avenue in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – NYC Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36) released the following statement in response to news of a five-alarm fire at 376 Vernon Avenue in Brooklyn this morning:

“Early this morning, just before 4 a.m., the FDNY responded to a five-alarm fire at a commercial building on Vernon Avenue in my district. Thankfully, as of 11 a.m., the fire was under control and no injuries or fatalities had been reported. READ MORE

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