Golden Faces Off Against Scheduled Flag Burning
Bay Ridge State Sen. Marty Golden, yesterday, urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and city officials to prevent a scheduled flag burning at 7:30 p.m. in Fort Greene Park.
The flag burning event has been well-publicized through social media on the Facebook page Burn The American Flag and hash tags including ‘DisarmNYPD, Burntheflag and DisarmtheNYPD.’
“As we approach the 4th of July, the greatest City in the world cannot stand by and allow our flag to be burned in an historic park in violation of our Parks Department rules. I call upon Mayor Bill de Blasio,
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver to immediately notify the organizers, “DisarmNYPD” that their event will not go on as planned tomorrow night,” said Golden.
“If the City allows the American Flag to be burned in Fort Greene Park, contrary to Parks rules, it will truly insult all those who have
fought to defend our freedoms, our rights and our liberties. The flag of our country flies proudly throughout the world, on the Moon, and surely on the streets of Brooklyn,” he added.
Golden also noted it is illegal to start a fire in the park without a permit except in designated grill places.
Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn has strong historical connection to the Battle of Brooklyn and the Revolutionary War. The Park is home to the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, which houses the remains of 11,500 men and women who died on ships held captive by the British.
Eugene Cheers Expansion For Summer Youth Jobs
Flatbush City Councilman Mathieu Eugene, Chair of the Youth Services Committee, yesterday cheered the inclusion of additional money for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) in the recently passed Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
The extra allocation allows SYEP to provide roughly 50,000 jobs for students this summer, in addition to the establishment of a new program that will create 6,000 year-round jobs for young adults, said Eugene.
A total of $21 million was allocated for the SYEP job initiative and $12 million was designated for the year-round job program for young adults.
“The expansion of the Summer Youth Employment Program and the creation of a year-round job program for young adults are two of my proudest achievements,” said Eugene. “We must invest in our youth now if we want to ensure they have successful futures. Too often, we see our young people engaged in violence and we wonder how we can stop the negativity — but the key is to intervene early with positive opportunities.”
Greenfield Announces Summer re-Pavement Schedule
City Councilman David Greenfield, yesterday, announced an ambitious summer street re-pavement schedule throughout his district including Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst.
The streets slated for re-pavement include portions of 18th Avenue, 14th Avenue, 10th Avenue, 23rd Avenue, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 52nd Street, 57th Street, 60th Street, Ryder Avenue, Kings Highway, Ocean Avenue, East 18th Street, East 9th Street, Avenue I and Coney Island Avenue. Greenfield secured extra money in this year’s budget for these crucial road work projects.
“Every year I work with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure that streets in my district are prioritized for resurfacing. Smoother streets are safer streets. That’s why I added extra funds to the budget to make sure that my district is prioritized. I am thrilled that the DOT took our suggestion of repaving Boro Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst streets this Summer when many residents are out of town and school are not in session. That means less congestion on our local roads,” said Councilman Greenfield.
Greenfield asks that residents please be aware of temporary “No Parking” signs that are posted by the DOT right before work is set to begin. Parked cars will need to relocate so that resurfacing can happen. Residents who have any questions about should call Councilman Greenfield’s office at (718) 853 2704.
Deutch Announced Re-Pavement Schedule
City Councilman Chaim Deutsch has released the following DOT repaving schedule in Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach and Homecrest in order to alert residents in advance of repairs that will be taking place within the neighborhood.
Residents will be notified beforehand, as signs will be posted in advance where the work will occur.
Deutsch has also allocated additional funds to the NYC Department of Transportation to continue repairs in much-needed areas.
Streets that will be repaved within the 48th Council District include:
- Kings Highway, between Ocean Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
- Coney Island Avenue, between Avenue P and Avenue R
- Bedford Avenue, between Kings Highway and Voorhies Avenue
- Avenue Y, between Haring Street and Knapp Street
- Knapp Street, between Avenue Y and Voorhies Avenue
- Brigham Street, between Shore Pkwy and Emmons Avenue
- Bragg Street, between Shore Pkwy and Emmons Avenue
- Mackenzie Street, between Shore Blvd and Oriental Blvd
- Norfolk Street, between Shore Blvd and Oriental Blvd
- Oxford Street, between Shore Blvd and Oriental Blvd
- Pembroke Street, between Shore Blvd and Oriental Blvd
- Kensington Street, between Shore Blvd and Oriental Blvd
- Langham Street, between East 11th Street and Oriental Blvd
- East 11th Street, between Avenue X and Shore Pkwy
- Gilmore Court, between East 11th Street and East 12th Street
- East 22nd Street, between Avenue R and Avenue V
- East 22nd Street, between Neck Road and Shore Pkwy
- Avenue P, between Bedford Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
- Ocean Avenue, between Avenue P and Avenue W
- Ocean Avenue, between Voorhies Avenue and Emmons Avenue
Note: This schedule may change due to utility conflicts and other scheduling considerations.
For more information, or to report a problem, please call Councilman Deutsch’s District Office at 718-368-9176.
Adams To Oversee Hot Dog Eating Weigh-In
Brooklyn Borough Eric Adams, Friday, will oversee the official weigh-in in the rotunda of Brooklyn Borough Hall at 1 p.m. for the historic Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot-Dog Eating Contest.
Considered the country’s pre-eminent eating contest, the annual holiday tradition attracts thousands of spectators to the corner of Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, in addition to the millions of viewers who watch it broadcast on television.
This year’s contest will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday with the women’s championship, telecast live on ESPN3, followed by the men’s championship at 12:30 p.m., telecast live on ESPN2.
Adams will welcome eight-time world hot dog-eating champion Joey Chestnut, women’s hot dog-eating champion Miki Sudo, and other top-ranked eaters from around the globe for the official weigh-in and certification, as well as the ceremonial stare-down between rivals.