Friday Odds & Ends Aug. 24, 2018

Odds & Ends

The 2nd Annual Love Yourself Brooklyn Peace Conference

While KCP was not able to attend the 2nd Annual Love Yourself Brooklyn Peace Concert held at Plenty’s Paradise, 992 Rogers Avenue  in East Flatbush on Tuesday, this publication co-sponsored this free community concert in an effort to educate youth and promote peace across the borough of Brooklyn and citywide.

From left are President of J’ouvert City International Ms. Yvette Rennie, NYS Assemblyman Walter T Mosley, Democratic NYS Committeeman Geoffrey A. Davis(Co-founder James E. Davis Stop Violence Foundation), NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke.















A giant shout out goes to Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley and Democratic District Leader Geoffrey Davis for holding the event.

Ocasio-Cortez Blesses Barkan With An Endorsement

State Senate candidate Ross Barkan.

Newly crowned political media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive Democrat who upset U.S. Rep. and Queens County Democratic Party Boss Joe Crowley in the recent Congressional primary,  endorsed Ross Barkan’s campaign for state senate today.

“Ross Barkan is an amazing progressive running in red-to-blue Senate NY-22,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted today. “Ross is a former journalist who got tired of reporting on local corruption and decided to do something about it. He’s one of the sharpest state policy minds I know.”

“I am honored to have the support of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the great rising political stars of our time. She understands our system is rigged in favor of the wealthy and powerful and we need real change now,” said Barkan. “Together, we will transform New York politics and ensure the working class, the poor, people of color, and all those left out of the conversation have a place in our city and state again.”

Barkan is running against Andrew Gounardes in the Sept. 13 primary. The winner will face State Sen. Marty Golden (R) in the Nov. 6 general election. The district includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay.

Saperstein Calls For a Coney Island Boardwalk Commission

Steve Saperstein, the Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Reform candidate for the open 46th Assembly District seat, has proposed a way to help the Coney Island boardwalk.

Saperstein plans to open a Public/Private “Boardwalk Commission” once elected. The commission would be composed of a committee appointed by the local City, State and Federal elected officials representing the area, constituents, local businesses, and non for profit/preservation organizations.

The commission would be similar to the Central Park Commission and Prospect Park Conservancy. The aim is to ensure the Parks Department does its job but fills in gaps when needed. The commission would also promote commerce and business improvement. Saperstein would make sure one of the appointments is a grant researcher and writer that could seek out funds on Federal, City and State levels.

Saperstein said, “since the boardwalk has been landmarked, we must maintain what we have preserved otherwise landmarking is useless. The issue all along has been maintenance and with this new status as a public treasure we need to act.”

Saperstein will face the winner of the Democratic Primary between Ethan Lutig-Elgrably and Mathylde Frontus. The district includes Coney Island, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and a slice of Brighton Beach.