Reminder that the deadline to submit comments on CDBG Action Plan Amendment 5 is March 2nd, by midnight.
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Today, the City Council held a joint hearing of the Public Housing and the Recovery and Resiliency Committees here in Coney Island. This historic hearing took place at the Carey Gardens community center, and was made possible by the efforts of our local councilmember, Mark Treyger. Among topics discussed at today’s hearing are the temporary boilers that can still be found at all of the NYCHA buildings in the area—boilers that are prone to failure and are constant reminders of the damage of Hurricane Sandy.
News12 Brooklyn was there today and provided this coverage.
photo by Eddie Mark
CONEY ISLAND COUNCILMAN MARK TREYGER, CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL’S RECOVERY AND RESILIENCY COMMITTEE SAYS:
“CONEY ISLANDERS DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL TO CITY HALL TO BE HEARD. CITY HALL IS COMING TO CONEY ISLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY!”
City Hall is coming to Coney Island. Council Member Mark Treyger, Chair of the newly formed Committee on Recovery and Resiliency, will hold the first ever City Council hearing in Coney Island. The hearing is being held jointly with the Committee on Public Housing, chaired by Council Member Ritchie Torres.
Following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, temporary boilers were installed in NYCHA developments in Coney Island and across the city. Recently, these boilers have been breaking down during the coldest stretch of the winter, leaving hundreds of families without heat and hot water. The hearing will examine the functionality and environmental impact of these heating systems and determine how long they will be in place.
WHERE: Carey Gardens Community Center
2315 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11224
WHO: Recovery and Resiliency Committee Chair Mark Treyger
Public Housing Committee Chair Ritchie Torres
Members of the Recovery and Resiliency Committee and the Public Housing Committee
WHEN: Thursday, February 27th
TIME: 10:00 AM
FREE Emergency Preparedness Training –
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, the American Red Cross Greater NY Region and Lutheran HealthCare will team up to provide emergency preparedness training to more than 100 New Yorkers. From 11 AM to noon, residents will learn the necessary skills to be prepared before an emergency occurs. Classes will be taught in English and Spanish. The first 100 people to register will receive a FREE “Emergency Essentials Pak” containing some basic preparedness supplies. The event is open to the general public. (You must attend the presentation to receive an Emergency Essentials Pak)
Saturday, March 1, 2014
11 AM – Noon
150 55th Street (Medical & Dental Staff Auditorium)
Brooklyn, NY 11220
As we know all too well, disasters can strike at a moment’s notice. That’s why being prepared BEFOREHAND with the right emergency supplies and a well-conceived plan is so important.
To register, contact 212-875-2189 or email@example.com and specify language (English or Spanish).
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.orgor visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossNY.