Brooklyn Lawmakers On The Move Oct. 13, 2016

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Adams Allocates $2 Million For Affordable Housing

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams today will unveil more than $2 million in Fiscal Year 2016 funds from Brooklyn Borough Hall to construct and preserve hundreds of affordable housing units across Brooklyn under his groundbreaking Faith-Based Development Initiative.

Adams will make the announcement outside Calvary Community Church in Crown Heights, a house of worship that will build more than 150 affordable units for low-income seniors and families, working in partnership with a regional non-profit providing supportive services and a local developer.

Adams will speak about the power of faith-based institutions in Brooklyn, widely known as the “borough of churches,” to help solve the challenge of affordability for a place recently recognized by RealtyTrac as the most unaffordable location to buy a home in America.

Adams is slated to officially make the announcement at 10 a.m., today at the Calvary Community Church, 1575 St. Johns Place in Crown Heights.

Menchaca Celebrates City’s Latino Community

City Councilman Carlos Menchaca
City Councilman Carlos Menchaca

City Council Member Carlos Menchaca (Sunset Park, Red Hook) will join City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito along with other Hispanic and Latin leaders from around the city and the world to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate the contributions of Latinos in New York City.

The gathering comes in light of the current political climate and at the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month. Members of the City Council and various Latin American consulates will deliver a unified message reaffirming the importance of the Latino community in this City and in this country.

The press conference will also highlight the challenging journey, resilience, hard work, and myriad contributions of Latinos in the city.

The event is slated for 10 a.m., today on the Tweed Courthouse Steps, 52 Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan.

Lander Celebrates Unleashing Of Dog Beach In Prospect Park

City Council Member Brad Lander
City Council Member Brad Lander

City Council Member Brad Lander (Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington) on Saturday will join the Prospect Park Alliance and Friends For The Interests of Dogs and their Owners (FIDO) to celebrate the restoration of Dog Beach, an off-leash dog swimming area near Prospect Park’s Long Meadow.

Brooklyn’s dogs faced a “ruff” season without their popular swimming spot, but – due to hard work by the Alliance’s in-house design team – the project was completed months ahead of schedule.

As part of the restoration, the Alliance replaced concrete and chain-link fencing with natural stone slabs from upstate New York and more discrete cable fencing that safely separates swimming dogs from wildlife. The project also saw removal of invasive plants and planting of native species to enhance the landscape and create a better habitat for wildlife.

To mark the return of this community treasure, the public is invited to an opening celebration where dog-friendly cake will be distributed to local “chowhounds.”

Funding for this project by the Prospect Park Alliance was provided by the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, Council Members Brad Lander and Stephen Levin, and the Brooklyn Delegation.

The celebration is slated for between 7-9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Prospect Park Dog Beach in Prospect Park.

Colton, Treyger Organize Bensonhurst & Bath Beach Clean-Up

Assembly Member William Colton
Assembly Member William Colton

Assemblyman Bill Colton (Bensonhurst, Bath Beach) has partnered up with City Councilman Mark Treyger (Bensonhurst, Coney Island) and Democratic District Leaders Nancy Tong and Charles Ragusa to sponsor a neighborhood clean-up event this Sunday in response to concerns about cleanliness in the community.

Volunteers, who are local youth from neighborhood schools and organizations, have signed up to clean a large stretch of 86th Street from 25th Avenue to 16th Avenue, and 18th Avenue from Benson Avenue to 82nd Street, as well as the streets surrounding Bensonhurst Park.

In addition to cleaning up, participants will speak to residents and businesses about sanitation rules and guidelines to encourage them to “do their part” and help keep the neighborhood clean.

The event is scheduled for between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16. The Meet-Up Location is 29 Bay 25th Street 
(between 86th Street & Benson Avenue). The 
Clean-Up Locations are Avenue U, Kings Highway, Bay Parkway, 86th Street from 25th Avenue to 16th Avenue, 18th Avenue from Benson Avenue to 82nd Street, & the area surrounding Bensonhurst Park.

Golden Hosts Electronic Recycling & Shreddings Services

State Sen. Marty Golden
State Sen. Marty Golden

State Sen. Martin J. Golden (R-Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend) this month will host two free shredding services, E-Waste recycling, and cothing/accessory collection events.

“I am excited to host these events that will give residents an opportunity to get some of the unwanted items around their house properly disposed of. I trust that many in our community will take advantage of the chance to shred the old papers, donate clean used clothing, or get rid of the old televisions, computers and electronics we can no longer put out with our regular garbage collection. So mark your calendars and join us at these events so to recycle and keep Brooklyn clean,” said Golden.

The first event is slated for between 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., this Sunday, October 16 at the Avenue U Parking Lot, between East 33rd and Stuart Streets in Marine Park. The second event is slated for 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, October 22 in the parking lot at Our Lady of Angels Church (enter on 73rd Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues) in Bay Ridge.

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP Obtain $2.43 Million Verdict (Sponsored)

WRSH attorneys Robert Bellinson and Joseph Stoduto obtained a verdict in the amount of $2.43 million on behalf of a twenty-five year old nursing student from the Bronx.

The woman was driving her vehicle along a local roadway in the Bronx when a New York City Transit Authority bus struck her vehicle, causing a serious collision. As a result of the accident, the client suffered injuries to her lower back requiring surgery. During the course of the litigation, Joseph won a decision from the Court that the defendants were 100% responsible for the collision, despite the defendants contention that they did nothing wrong.

The defendants took the position that the client’s damages were minimal and they refused to make a settlement offer. Robert conducted a full and complete jury trial on the issue of damages, which was fiercely contested by the defendants and by the doctors which they had hired to examine our client and testify in Court against us.

At the conclusion of the trial, the jury awarded the client the total sum of $2,43 million for her damages.

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