Bklyn Lawmakers On The Move Sept. 22, 2015

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 Greenfield Sees Mayor’s Zoning Announcement As Good Staring Point

City Councilman David Greenfield
City Councilman David Greenfield

Midwood City Councilman David Greenfield, who chairs the powerful Land Use Committee, applauded Mayor de Blasio’s new zoning plan with its efforts to build thousands of units of new permanent affordable housing, but indicated it may need some tweaking.

De Blasio’s proposal calls for a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) program that would require (through zoning) that when City Planning Commission actions create significant new housing capacity in medium and high-density areas, either 25 or 30 percent of new housing would be permanently affordable.

MIH is intended to promote economic diversity in neighborhoods where the City plans for growth by ensuring that new housing meets the needs of a wider range of New Yorkers, according to a de Blasio press release on the issue.

“Our job in the City Council will be to analyze how this proposal affects every neighborhood in New York and to improve on the plans before us. Specifically, we have concerns about levels of affordability,” said Greenfield. “We also want a better understanding of how HPD will help meet those levels in neighborhoods that require subsidies. Of course, Council Members know their own communities best and are best positioned to craft nuanced zoning changes to ensure fair development.”

Kings County Democratic Party’s Judicial Convention

Political junkies that want a bird’s eye view on how judges in Brooklyn are selected should free up their calendar on Thursday night.

That’s when the Kings County Democratic Party’s Judicial Convention takes place at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights.

The public is invited and the show starts at 6 p.m. Get there early because seating is limited.

Cops Closing in On Ingersoll Houses Killer

IMG_2370As this post goes to bed,Newsday Reports that a top NYPD commander said detectives know who gunned down three men at R.V. Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene early Sunday, indicating an arrest was imminent.

“We believe he is new to the area,” chief of detectives Robert Boyce told reporters about the incident at the public housing development.

All three victims who died were residents of Ingersoll Houses, as was the suspected shooter, Boyce said.

“The case will be solved,” Boyce added. A law enforcement source who didn’t want to be identified said police theorize the shooting took place as part of a drug dispute. The victims were identified by police as Calvin Clinkscales, 43; Lacount Simmons, 38; and Herbert Brown, 76.

Golden To Host Social Media & Marketing Seminar For Small Businesses

State Sen. Marty Golden
State Sen. Marty Golden

Bay Ridge State Senator Martin J. Golden announced that in cooperation with the Staten Island Small Business Development Center, he will be hosting a two hour Social Media & Marketing Seminar at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 6, at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476-76th Street.

The seminar is designed to assist local businesses develop an effective social media strategy and action plan that can support and advance their sales and marketing.  Charles Conard, Co-Founder and Principal of Social Go To, a company which helps small and medium-sized companies and organizations to effectively use social media, will be the guest speaker at the event.

“As a former small business owner and merchant leader, I know how much work it takes to make a business profitable.  As technology continues to advance, and be so integral in our everyday lives, store owners should adapt to new ways to showcase their
merchandise, promote their name and product, and build interest in their products.  I hope many of our local stores and their staff join us for this informative meeting,” said Golden.

To RSVP, contact Golden’s Office at (718) 238-6044.

The 9th Annual Dads Take You Child To School Celebration

The City’s Department of Youth And Community Development along with Scholastic Inc., HealthFirst, and Modell’s will sponsor the 9th Annual Dads Take Your Child To School Rally and Walk from Ingersoll Community Center to Fort Greene Preparatory Academy at PS 46 Edward C. Blum School.

The rally is open to all fathers, uncles, grandfathers, male caregivers, mentors, as well as other family members and school children. A project of the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and the NYS Office of Temporary Disability Assistance, Dads Take Your Child to School is New York State’s response to the “Million Father March” events now held at more than 700 locations across the country.

Families will begin arriving at the University Settlement, Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Avenue at 7:30 a.m. They will begin walking at about 8:20 a.m. to the Fort Greene Preparatory Academy, 100 Clermont Avenue.