Senator Adams, The Prospect Park Alliance Board Chairman Al Garner, Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz and fellow Lakeside supporters celebrated the completion of the frame of a new recreational and educational facility at Prospect Park, a milestone for one of the Park's biggest projects ever. Lakeside Project's "topping off" at 28 feet was marked by raising a flag and a glass to view the amazing progress that has been made. The indoor-outdoor building is part of the Park’s massive Lakeside Center project, which includes two skating rinks and lakeshore restoration.
A show by Brian Fernandes-Halloran about getting to know people better.
Beginning a month long celebration of Prospect-Lefferts Garden's arts at a local pop up venue, Between Neighbors reflects on social boundaries in a multicultural neighborhood undergoing gentrification. Visitors of all ages are invited to make collective art pieces and speak up in a video dialogue that will grow through the span of the show, October 13 thru 24, from 2 pm to 8 pm daily. Visit plgarts.org for more information.
On Monday, October 3, 2011, elected officials, officers from the 67th police precinct, clergy, community residents and neighboring safety patrol groups joined Community Board 17 at their headquarters to announce the launching of their Civilian Observation Patrol program. Dedicated residents will be enlisted to observe their neighborhoods and report incidents that require police attention. Deputy Chief of Staff Sheila Wimberly attended on behalf of Senator Adams.
From Oct. 3 - 7, 2001, 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.
Jesse Hamilton, Team Adams Constituent Liasion, joined Church Avenue BID board members at Uncover Church Avenue, a public art contest event. Local artists and community members submitted designs and the program's Design Commitee chose the winning artworks. The winning artists will then install murals of their designs on select solid roll down gates and building fronts along Church Avenue between Argyle Road and Coney Island Avenue, with the hope of attracting new business to the area. Uncover Church Avenue is funded by the NYC Department of Small Business Services through its Avenue NYC program.
Bill S.3111 gives parents of still born children the option to get birth certificates and name their children.
Senator Adams' states:
" I am heartened that Governor Cuomo has signed bill S. 3111 into law, as it provides a measure of compassion and solace to parents who have been subjected to an unfathomable set of circumstances. Over the past two and a half years I've met with parents that have suffered the cruel fate of having a stillborn child. No matter when the event transpired, they carry the pain as if it were yesterday.
"I am deeply disappointed to hear that Governor Cuomo chose to veto this legislation, as the employees entered the NYCOTB service with the assurance that they and their dependents would receive these benefits. That promise was subsequently broken by NYCOTB’s closure, and the failure of New York State to honor its commitment to these former public employees reinforces the shameful disregard shown to hardworking New Yorkers. During these tough economic times, the last thing New York State should be party to is an action that results in severe financial hardship and potential danger to the health and welfare of NYCOTB retirees and their dependents."
" NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's plan to modify NYC's current marijuana arrest policy is definitely a step in the right direction. A way to strengthen the new policy would be to seal the records of young people who were arrested under the former policy. "
NYS Senator Montgomery supported by Senator Adams, Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblymember Annette Robinson, Councilmember Letitia James and Councilmember Albert Vann at Long Island University with Brooklyn high school principals, college presidents, students, state education officials and union leaders announced the start of four new Smart Scholars Early College High School (ECHS) programs in Brooklyn, NY. There are currently 27 high school/college partnerships in New York State serving over 5,000 students. In 2009, eleven (11) were formed with the aid of a $6 million grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
This autumn, neighbors and business owners are coming together to hold a contest for the best plan to redesign Parkside Avenue, located in the 20th district. Special honorary mentions will be awarded for the best entries by children and teens. For the full rules, further information and application forms are available atwww.theparksideprize.org.
Senator Adams’ statement in response to the Parkside Prize:
NYS Senator Eric Adams in partnership with Youth America Inc., Healthfirst and PSCH convened the 5th Annual "Cradle to College Parent Empowerment Seminar" on Saturday, August 20, 2011, 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
Dozens of workshops were presented by content area specialists who shared their expertise on a variety of topics, including career choices, jobs, health, nutrition, financial literacy, public safety and education. Parents were provided with a vast array of resources that will enable them to guide their children on the path to success.
On Thursday, July 28, 2011 a forum was held to allow the community to voice their concerns with elected officals over the proposed closure of Crown Street (bet. Bedford and Franklin Ave) to vehicular traffic for Medgar Evers Quad Green Space.
On July 21, 2011, NYS Senator Eric Adams celebrated National LGBT Pride Month and the passage of the Marriage Equality bill. The Senator honored 7 constituents from his district who played a vital role in the LGBT movement.
In light of the trial of Casey Anthony, who failed to report the disappearance of her daughter Caylee Anthony for 31 days, Senator Eric Adams, who served in the New York Police Department for 22 years before retiring at the rank of Captain, has introduced legislation (Senate bill 5858) that would compel the reporting of the death or disappearance of a minor to law enforcement within 24 hours of such event.