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Senator Adams, Civil Rights Atty. Norman Siegel and OWS Hold Press Conference About Possible Violations of NYPD Procedures During 11/15 Clearing of Zuccotti Park

On November 20, Senator Eric Adams, Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel, and members of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) held a press conference to release a letter that they sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg requesting answers to possible violations of NYPD procedures in regard to vouchering property which was confiscated from OWS protesters, and the alleged mishandling of the press.  It is the group's belief that during the November 15th retaking of Zuccotti Park, the City and NYPD violated several policies by removing property from protesters without issuing receipts, and preventing press access to the park.

November 21, 2011
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Occupy Wall Street Holds Press Conference After Zuccotti Park Cleared Out by City

In response to the actions taken by the City, Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD to clear out Zuccotti Park, the Occupy Wall Street movement held a press conference in front of the New York Supreme Civil Court Building with elected officials who support their cause, including Senator Adams, shown here with Council Members Letitia James and Jumaane D. Williams.

November 21, 2011
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Community Action Meeting Held at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church

Senator Adams was the guest speaker at a Community Action Meeting in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens area, where he presented the Take Back Our Community (TBOC) initiative.  Concerned community residents, including representatives from several block and civic associations, were in attendance and received information on taking action against the increased crime in their neighborhood.

November 21, 2011
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Community Rallies Against Possible Closure of PS 161 and MS 587

Senator Adams joined New York Communities for Change, school administration, teachers and parents  to speak out against the possible co-location or closing of from P.S. 161 and M.S. 587. Parents, staff and concerned residents are asking for a realistic plan from the Department of Education – one that involves parents and the community, and addresses the individual needs of District 17's struggling schools.

November 15, 2011
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GAPCo Celebrates Recent Enhancements to Grand Army Plaza

The Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) celebrated the recent improvements to street and bicycle networks around Grand Army Plaza, improving traffic and pedestrian safety and access around the plaza, and beautifying existing and new pedestrian islands. Senator Adams, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn, and other elected officials joined in the celebration to recognize the enhancements that have helped to make travel around the Plaza – by car, on foot or by bicyle – safer and more efficient.  The Grand Army Plaza Coalition was founded in March 2006 by Project for Public Spaces and a group of committed local residents.

 

November 15, 2011
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New Playground Opens at P.S. 9

PS 9 hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new playground.  What was once a bleak asphalt lot with only a basketball court and broken play gym is now a completely refurbished school yard with a number of brightly colored and stimulating play spaces, from tennis courts to climbing structures.  The playground was built in conjunction with Out2Play and supported by funding from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Department of Education and the Brooklyn Nets Community Alliance.

November 15, 2011
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Senator Adams Encourages Youth at Trinity Baptist Church

Senator Adams was the keynote speaker at the Trinity Baptist Church-GEMS Youth Ministry Awards Dinner in Crown Heights.  The GEMS youth group is involved in several community outreach programs, including "Feeding the Hungry," where meals were given to people in need, and Bible Study sessions at Marcus Garvey Nursing Home. Senator Adams encouraged the youth to continue to succeed and be a positive role model for their peers and their community.

November 15, 2011
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Elected Officials March in Support of Occupy Wall Street Movement

Senator Adams joined Assemblymember Vito Lopez and other elected officials in a march from Brooklyn Borough Hall across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Senator Adams met and spoke to the protesters in Zuccoti Park.

November 15, 2011
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Senator Adams Co-hosts the Kick-off of the "Less Talk ... More Action" Tour

Senator Eric Adams co-hosted the kick-off event of the "Less Talk...More Action" tour, held at Medgar Evers College on October 27th.  Ryan Mack, President of Optimum Capital Management L.L.C. and author of "Living in the Village," launched the 8-city tour which will focus on improving financial literacy rates, reducing unemployment rates and reducing mass incarceration rates in African American communities.

 

November 15, 2011
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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Dear Constituents:The brisk winds of fall are blowing steadily, and as we near Thanksgiving, I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous holiday. The Thanksgiving holiday is one where food takes center stage, and while indulging every now and then is no issue, it is important to monitor your food intake. As November has been designated as National Diabetes Awareness Month, I wish to take this time to educate everyone about the risk factors and warning signs of this disease.

November 1, 2011
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Comedy and Entertainment Showcase for Brooklyn Senior Citizens

Well Care, in partnership with Senator Eric Adams, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Senator John Sampson, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilmember Letitia James, hosted a comedy and entertainment showcase for over 500 seniors at the Brooklyn Museum on Friday, October 28.  Senior citizens from various senior centers in Brooklyn enjoyed an afternoon of laughter and fellowship.

 

 

October 31, 2011
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Co-naming of Utica Avenue bet. St. Marks & Bergen to Moses P. Cobb Way

On Saturday, October 29, 2011, Senator Adams attended the official co-naming of Utica Avenue between St. Marks and Bergen Street to Moses P. Cobb Way, in honor of the contributions of one of New York City’s First African-American police officers. 

October 31, 2011
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Safe Walk Halloween

Participate in this year's SAFE WALK for trick or treaters, starts sharply at 5 pm thru 9 pm.  All participating minors must be accompanied by an adult.The walk route is as follows:Start at Rutland & Flatbush.Walk Rutland Rd. to Rogers Ave.Left on Rogers, Walk to Midwood St.Left on Midwood, Walk to Bedford Ave.Right on Bedford, Walk to Maple St.Right on Maple, Walk to New York Ave.Left on New York, Walk to Empire Blvd.End at New York & Empire @ the 71st Precinct.Be on time and have good clean fun!

October 28, 2011
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Senator Adams Salutes Marshall C. Brown Chapter (NJ) of National Black State Troopers Coalition

Senator Adams was the keynote speaker for the "Annual Saluting A Trailblazer" Awards Dinner, hosted by the Marshall C. Brown Chapter (New Jersey) of the National Black State Troopers Coalition, a non-profit organization committed to exposing the minority community to the New Jersey State Police through scholarships, mentoring, reading in schools, conducting coat drives for students and the needy, and organizing fundraising programs to support valuable initiatives in the community.

October 27, 2011
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Senator Adams Speaks on NYPD's Stop & Frisk

State Senator Eric Adams responds to the New York Post editorial on October 25, 2011 which said the death of an East New York mother from gunfire tragically proves why aggressive stop-and-frisk policies from the NYPD is needed.  The Senator, a former police officer, disagrees.  CLICK HERE to view video.

October 26, 2011
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Senator Adams Speaks at Martial Arts Self-Defense Class at Kings Bay Y at Windor Terrace

On Sunday, October 23, the Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace offered martial arts self-defense classes in response to the recent sexual assaults that have occurred in the community.  Senator Adams shared sexual assault safety tips and crime tips with everyone to ensure safety for themselves and the community.  Invited experts engaged in dialogue on crime prevention, demonstrated self-defense techniques designed for women, and helped them make sound decisions when faced with potentially dangerous situations.

October 25, 2011
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Manhattan BP Scott Stringer and NYS Senator Eric Adams Call on Federal Government to Investigate NYPD’s Controversial Stop and Frisk Program

Cite U.S. Attorney’s charges against NYPD officer for arresting African-American male for racist reasons, blast program that overwhelmingly targets Black and Latino men

October 21, 2011
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Brower Bash Skateboard Event Featured in Crown Heights Examiner

CLICK HERE to read about Senator Adams' Brower Bash Skateboard Event, held on Saturday, September 10th in Brooklyn's Brower Park

October 20, 2011
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St. Louis Senior Center's 1st Annual Multicultural Celebration

Senator Adams joined the St. Louis Senior Center (230 Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights) for their 1st Annual Multicultural Celebration.  The senior citizens celebrated the diverse cultures represented within the center, with each country making a presentation and providing tasty samples of their country's cuisine for everyone to enjoy. 

 

October 19, 2011
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