Senator Adams attended the Prospect Park Ball in celebration of 25 years of the Prospect Park Alliance and 100 years of the Prospect Park Carousel. Senator Adams awarded proclamations to the honorees for their outstanding commitment and service to their community.
Election Day was a mess. We need to make it far easier to cast a ballot.
BY ERIC ADAMS
In a testament to New York's resolve, thousands of our citizens struggled bravely through chaos and despair this month after Sandy smashed into our city. But it wasn't just the hurricane that wrought confusion and disorder. Adding insult to injury, one week after the storm, New Yorkers also had to deal with the mess that was our election.
Somehow, despite the long lines and frustration, most who wanted to still managed to vote. But the need for real election reform has never been more obvious.
On Saturday, Mayor Bloomberg announced NYC Rapid Repairs, an unprecedented partnership with FEMA to quickly and efficiently fix homes damaged by Sandy. Not only will homeowners who enroll in the program get back in their homes faster, they will not have to pay upfront for the repairs.
· This new and unprecedented program will send teams of contractors and City inspectors into neighborhoods impacted by Hurricane Sandy and quickly and efficiently make necessary repairs to damaged homes.
· We are bringing in contractors who will be given responsibility for specific geographic areas hard hit by Sandy.
· These contractors will be responsible for repairing the homes of anyone who wants to take part in NYC Rapid Repairs.
Senator Adams attended a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy victims in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn . The group called the Vikings have made several trips to the Rockaways and Staten Island to deliver supplies to those who were affected by the storm.
Mary Beth Artz is a singer, actress and lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, with a passion for the city's urban wildlife. To her there is nothing more inspiring than to see the “V Formation” of the Canada Geese flying over her home in Windsor Terrace.
One of her passions is helping people connect to the wildlife that share our city and our world. She is a part-time educational instructor with the Wildlife Conservation Society, and that passion led her to study Conservation Biology at The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University.
Over $27 Million Federal Grant to Hire Workers to Clean Up Communities Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Grant Targets New Yorkers Who Lost Employment Due to Hurricane Sandy or are Unemployed and Not Receiving Unemployment Benefits
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has received $27,792,296 in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds. The grant will be used to hire workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy in Bronx, Kings, New York, Richmond, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester counties to help clean up impacted communities.
The brisk winds of fall are blowing steadily, and as we near the day of 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 Month, I wish to take this time to educate everyone about the risk factors and warning signs of this disease. Diabetes can lead to severe health problems and complications such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, nerve damage, and amputation. Type 1 diabetes, which can occur at any age but is most often diagnosed in young people, is managed by a lifetime of regular medication or insulin treatment.
“Mayor Bloomberg should suspend alternate side parking in NYC until the gasoline shortage has ended. As a result of Hurricane Sandy, many New Yorkers have experienced great hardships, including a limited supply of gasoline. Moving vehicles from side to side or double parking cars forces citizens to unnecessarily utilize the limited among of gas that they may have. Additionally, sanitation personnel can be more productively utilized to assist with cleanup efforts. We should be sensitive to the conditions faced by our fellow New Yorkers as they strive to put the pieces of their lives back together again."
MEDIA ADVISORY---NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND ASSEMBLY MEMBER KARIM CAMARA CALLED ON CITY OFFICIALS TO POSTPONE SUNDAY’S NYC MARATHON IF ELECTRICITY IS NOT RESTORED IN THE 5 BOROUGHS
New York State Senator Eric Adams and Assembly Member Karim Camara called on Mayor Bloomberg to postpone the NYC Marathon if electricity cannot be restored in the five boroughs by 8:00pm Friday, November 2.
Senator Adams addresses the homeowners and speaks with the families that were affected by Hurricane Sandy in Canarise and Manhattan Beach community. Senator Adams is coordinating with elected officials and volunteer organizations to ensure that the community has a mobile command center and portable generators, which is available for neighborhood residents to charge their cellular phones and other communication devices.
MEDIA ADVISORY--- NYS SENATORS JOHN SAMPSON AND ERIC ADAMS WILL SUPPLY THE CANARSIE COMMUNITY WITH A MOBILE COMMAND CENTER AND GENERATORS TO ALLOW RESIDENTS TO CHARGE THEIR CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DEVICES
NYS Senators John Sampson and Eric Adams will hold a press conference in Canarsie, Brooklyn, to announce that they will coordinate with volunteer organizations to bring a mobile command center to the area. The legislators will make the command center and portable generators available for neighborhood residents to charge their cellular phones and other communication devices.