Senator Adams spoke with and encouraged the students of the Redemption Youth Community Council about the importance of staying in school and being a success, despite the disparities and obstacles in life. Senator Adams also presented an award of appreciation to one of the students.
Senator Adams attended a Sukkah celebration hosted by the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council at the home of Mr. Sperlin, the organization's Vice President of Intergovernmental Affairs. Also pictured here are (seated, left to right) Council Member Letitia James, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, and (standing) NYC Comptroller John Liu.
From Oct. 3 - 7, 2011, NYS Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson and NYS Senator Eric Adams, accompanied by members of their staff, visited Wonju City, South Korea, where they were greeted by Deputy Mayor Yoong-Hoon Park. While in South Korea the Senate delegation visited RDF's Green Industrial Waste Management facility in Buscan, visited Household Refuse Management in Wonju, and visited Hyundai's High Speed Rail system.
On Tuesday, September 27th, Medgar Evers Founders Day, Alumni and Visionary Dinner was held where elected officials, alumni and community partners celebrated in the dream and vision of Medgar Evers. Dr. Bill Cosby was the Keynote Speaker.
At the Kings County Hospital Center and McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Annual Community Health Fair, held on Saturday, October 1, Senator Adams stopped by to say a few words to encourage community participation and give support for the health fair, which provided free health screenings, giveaways and prizes to the community.
On Thursday, September 29, New York City leaders held a strategy meeting at DC 37 headquarters to begin to tackle some of the pervasive problems that face communities of color, such as the NYPD's current Stop & Frisk policy and other law enforcement issues. The meeting was co-convened by the National Action Network; the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, Chair Assemblyman Karim Camara; Make the Road; and the New York Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Council Member Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn) and Kirsten John Foy. This meeting was part of the larger response from Council Member Williams and Min.
On Wednesday, September 28th, Senator Adams, Save Our Streets (S.O.S.), Crown Heights Mediation Center and concerned community members gathered together at Brower Park and created a human chain of hands encircling the park as a gesture of community, unity and care. Senator Adams was one of the speakers to speak out against the recent shootings, and to stress the importance of making Brower Park as a safe space for all residents
NYS Senator Eric Adams, some of his colleagues in government, and community leaders attended TWU's Local 100 Clergy breakfast to discuss ways of partnering to build and strengthen support for increased public services. Topics discussed included the creation of a comprehensive urban jobs program, and how that message can be delivered that "Workers' Rights Are Human Rights" to our communities.
Neighbors and business owners are coming together to hold a contest for the best plan to redesign Parkside Avenue between Flatbush and Ocean Avenues. The grand prize will be awarded to the best comprehensive plan to improve the block, judged by a panel of neighbors, merchants and local elected officials. Honorary mentions will also be awarded for the best entry by anyone under the age of 12, the best entry by anyone under the age of 18, and the best entry that could be implemented for less than $50,000.
Senator Adams recently spent some time distributing flyers about the competition at the Parkside Avenue stop of the Q Train.
On Saturday, September 24th, NYS Senator Eric Adams attended Hope City Empowerment Center's Anniversary Gala to celebrate 10 years of service to the community. Hope City Empowerment Center serves the neighborhoods of North Crown Heights, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Prospect Heights by providing needy persons with the necessary skill sets for self-sufficiency, wellness and empowerment services, and emergency food programs. Honored for their contributions to the mission of Hope City were: Grace Speede Moore, RN; William Bowman, Esq.; and Sandra M. Angus, M.D.
On Saturday, September 24, Beulah Church of the Nazarene, located at 1250 St. Johns Place in Brooklyn, hosted a Housing Seminar offering educational seminars for home buyers – linking bankers, attorneys and real estate professionals with potential buyers, and information on low-income housing, landlord/tenant rights, foreclosure prevention and NYC housing lottery.
On Thursday, September 22, Senator Adams visited several local community organizations that address anti-violence initiatives. Pictured above, Senator Adams meets with the team at Man Up, Inc., which specializes in conflict resolution on the streets via Cease Fire ENY BK, School/Neighborhood Watch, after school and summer programs, and other community programs. Below, the Senator visits wtih Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) Crown Heights, an organization that works with a wide range of community partners, organizing BBQs, concerts, sporting events, rallies, and other events intended to strengthen our community and bring an end to gun violence.
At a press conference held at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Senator Adams, other elected officials and supporters stood by West Indian American Day Carnival Association President Yolanda Lezama-Clarke as she delivered the facts surrounding Labor Day weekend’s violence and this year's West Indian Day Parade.
S4250-2011: Increases the term of office of members of the legislature to 4 years; limits statewide elected officers and legislators to 3 consecutive 4 year terms S5319-2011: Requires the use of identification numbers for filing tax documentsS5371A-2011: Authorizes conductors and motormen to carry tasers or electronic stun guns during the performance of his or her dutiesS5480-2011: Requires health education to be taught in high schools regarding the abandoned infant protection program
Senator Adams joined other elected officials and concerned citizens in decrying the recent gun violence in our city, particular the senseless slaying of Denise Gray, an innocent bystander who was killed while sitting on her front stoop Labor Day weekend.
NYS Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with Youth America and HealthFirst, presented the skateboard event of 2011 at Brower Park. Young people from across the district showed off their skills and competed for prizes. Special thanks to Traci Johnson and Culture Skateboards for helping to make this event a success.