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District 39

Shahana Hanif

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington

Gotham Gazette – Over Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, 40-year-old Michelle Alyssa Go was pushed from the Times Square subway platform to her death. This tragedy follows a year that saw a 361% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes and came less than two weeks after Mayor Adams announced his plans to increase police presence in the subway system.

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Daily News – “Councilwoman Shahana Hanif (D-Brooklyn) said she spoke with a young man who had been awaiting trial for three years since he was 17. ‘It was gut-wrenching,” she said. ‘People are losing years of their lives at this jail. Programming has been shuttered [Read More Here].’”

City + State – “Council Member Hanif, also from Brooklyn, appeared shaken while speaking about the conditions she witnessed. ‘I’m still decompressing yesterday’s visit,” she said. ‘It’s important to remember that most people on Rikers are still awaiting trial. They haven’t been convicted of anything [Read More Here].’”