Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move Nov. 17, 2020

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Brannan Allocates $275,000 for NYPD Surveillance Cameras

Justin Brannan
City Council Member Justin Brannan

City Councilman Justin Brannan (D-Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach) will allocate an additional $275,000 for 10 new Argus NYPD security cameras across the 43rd Council District which covers Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, as well as parts of Bath Beach and Bensonhurst. 

This allocation will allow for 5 new locations to be covered by security cameras, with 2 cameras placed at each site for a total of 10 new cameras. 

“Even though our neighborhoods continue to be some of the safest in the city, no constituent should have to wake up in the morning to their car having been rummaged through, or be kept up all night with incessant racing down the street,” said Brannan. “These cameras will be another tool in our enforcement and prevention toolbox, so that we can identify the small number of people engaging in these acts, and put a stop to their behavior.”

According to the 68th and 62nd Precincts, the majority of crimes the district is seeing right now are related to “handle surfers.”  These perpetrators prey on neighborhoods that are known to be safe because they know people may be more likely to forget to lock their car doors at night. These are 100% crimes of convenience. 

Adams to Host Brooklyn’s First Shower Bus 

Borough President Eric Adams
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of Brooklyn’s first Shower Bus. 

The fully-outfitted bus will travel the borough of Brooklyn to provide hot showers, toiletries, peer counseling, housing support, and employment resources to the city’s homeless population. 

The Shower Bus project aims to address chronic homelessness and is made possible with the support of Borough President Adams, the Brooklyn Delegation of the City Council, and the sponsorship of Con Edison and Unilever. Joined by local leaders, the event will include remarks from BCS Executive Director Janelle Farris and Adams, in addition to a media tour of the unit and photo opportunities. 

This event is slated to take place at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 17 at the Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.

Myrie Updates on Upcoming Events

State Senator Zellnor Myrie
State Senator Zellnor Myrie

State Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D-Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, South Slope, Sunset Park) is sharing the following socially distanced events to distribute food to constituents before Thanksgiving happening in the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Brownsville and Sunset Park

The Crown Heights event with Assemblymember Diana Richardson (D-Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Wingate, Flatbush) is slated for 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Church of St. Francis of Assisi, 400 Lincoln Road.

The Brownsville event with Assembly Member Latrice M. Walker (D-Brownsville) and Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights) is slated for 1 p.m., Nov 19 at 400 Rockaway Avenue.

The Sunset Park event with Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca is slated 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20 at NYU-Langone Health Center, 6025 Sixth Avenue.