Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move Jan. 27, 2021

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Levin to Announce Landlord Lawsuit 

City Councilman Stephen Levin

City Council Member Stephen Levin (D-Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg) in conjunction with the Housing Rights Initiative (HRI) will announce three 421a class action lawsuits against landlords who overcharged tenants an estimated $10 million in rent, and received over $20 million in tax benefits. 

HRI will announce the cases in conjunction with the Housing Justice for All Coalition, State Senators Jabari Brisport, Michael Gianaris, Brian Kavanagh, and Julia Salazar, Assemblymembers Emily Gallagher, Zohran Mamdani, and Linda Rosenthal, and Council Members Costa Constantinides.

This event is slated to take place 10 a.m. today, Jan. 27th at

Louis on Vicious Attack on Harlem Mother

Council Member Farah Louis
Council Member Farah Louis

City Council Member Farah Louis (D-Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington) issued the following statement after a trio of men attacked and robbed a Harlem mother near a liquor store before one of the alleged suspects brutalized her. Moments before the vicious and unprovoked assault, the victim declined their offer to purchase a bottle of wine.

 “No woman should ever feel threatened or victimized for saying, ‘NO!’ It is truly disgusting that rather than respecting and protecting the women of our community, there are people who would choose to degrade another human being. This reprehensible behavior is unacceptable, and we will not tolerate it. These individuals must be held accountable and apprehended before there is another victim. Wishing her a speedy and full recovery.”

Cornegy Starts Wellness Wednesdays 2021

City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr

Council Member Robert Cornegy (D-Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights) is launching his 2021 Wellness Wednesdays and resources giveaways. 

Cornegy went to the site of one of those shootings in the territory of the 900 gang. Today, he again brings free food, resources and positive community spirits to the Hoolie territory. After giving out more than 10,000 boxes of food in 2020, Cornegy continues to host Wellness Wednesdays. Generous sponsors include the Campaign Against Hunger and Met Council.

This event is slated to take place at 11 a.m. today, Jan 27 at Eleanor Roosevelt NYCHA 109 Lewis Avenue.

Eugene Stands With the Jews 

Mathieu Eugene
City Council Member Mathieu Eugene

Council Member Mathieu Eugene (D-Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens) issued the following statement in solidarity with the Jewish community in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“Today, we pause to recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day in New York City, as we honor the memories of all those who perished during this horrible act of bigotry and inhumanity.As a community, we must always stand up against intolerance and discrimination against any ethnicity, both at home and abroad. It is important to reinforce the idea that there should be no place for anti-Semitism or hate in our society, and we must continue to use education and encourage unity to eradicate its presence in our lives. We are all human beings, and we can only move forward when we operate with respect, dignity, and have admiration for other cultures. I am proud to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in the ongoing fight against hatred, religious persecution, and discrimination.”