Hurricane Irene caused widespread damage throughout upstate communities, especially in the Upper Catskills. With damaged roads and bridges, lack of access to supermarkets, inadequate transportation and high gas prices, many residents are going to face critical food and supply shortages in the upcoming months.
With the help of City Harvest, Regional Food Bank, and Move for Hunger, GrowNYC is answering this call for help by collecting needed items at Greenmarkets throughout the City. Donations will be distributed to communities most in need by the New York State Regional Food Bank.
Citizens Committee is now accepting applications for our Love Your Block grant program. Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee and the City of New York that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently joined Congressman Michael Grimm, Former Mayor Rudy Guiliani, Senator Marty Golden and George Siller at the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run in Brooklyn. The event was sponsored by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization created in honor of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who selflessly gave his life on 9/11 in order to rescue others. The group offers support to children who have lost a parent, as well as firefighters and military men and women who have been seriously injured, sacrificing their quality of life in the line of duty.
Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, Councilman Vincent Gentile accept challenge to ping pong match from Senator Marty Golden, Assemblywoman Malliotakis
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) will participate in the 38th Annual Third Avenue Festival in Bay Ridge on Sunday, October 2. She is inviting constituents to come challenge her to a game of ping-pong at the corner of 80th Street and 3rd Avenue where she will be hosting matches from 3 PM to 6 PM. At 4 PM, Malliotakis will join her colleague, Senator Marty Golden, in a match against Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny and City Councilman Vincent Gentile.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with area health care providers, during the month of October as part of outreach efforts to support “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, at both of his district offices.
Free mammograms sponsored by the Multi Diagnostic Services will be available to women over 40 at Senator Golden’s District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment must be made by calling 718-454-8556.
Individuals, Businesses, and Non-profits in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island Affected by Hurricane Irene May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Aid
The New York City Office of Emergency Management today notified New Yorkers that State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are set to open Monday, September 26, 2011 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Following Hurricane Irene, the federal government declared the four counties eligible to receive federal disaster aid for individuals, businesses, and non-profits.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently joined Congressman Michael Grimm, Senator Marty Golden and many others at the Holy Cross Greek Festival in Bay Ridge. The festival, which took place from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18, offered Greek food, music, vendors, rides and games, celebrating Greek culture in a family-friendly environment.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at two events during the first the month of October.
Free flu shots will be available to the community on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street, and on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.
Senator Golden is pleased to announce that Shore Hill Housing Apartments are opening up their Studio waiting list to 300 new people. There will be a lottery for the spaces. In order to qualify applicants must be 62 years of age or older and have a maximum income of $34,740. Maximum occupancy for the apartment is one person. The maximum rent will be $909.
Interested persons need to send in a stamped, self address envelope no smaller than 9x4” to obtain an application. It needs to be namiled to Shore Hill Housing Associates, LP at 9000 Shore Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11209, Attn: Management Office/Application. Applications must be received by regular mail by October 27, 2011 at 11am.
Free Prostate Screenings for men over 40 at SUNY Downstate at 699 92nd Street on September 19th and 20th from 12 to 4 pm and September 21st and 22nd from 4 to 8 pm. Call 718-270-8846 or 3739 for more information
Con Edison warns its customers to beware of scammers and imposters claiming to be Con Edison employees.
To prevent getting ripped off, Con Edison advises customers to be on alert if anyone asks you by telephone to arrange for prepaid credit cards as payment for your bill, or of sending money to any out-of-state address. These types of payments are not authorized by Con Edison.
We are also advising customers to never arrange payment or divulge account or personal information over the telephone, unless you are certain that you are speaking to an authorized Con Edison representative.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorial to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. on the American Veteran’s Memorial Pier, 69th Street (Bay Ridge Avenue) and Shore Road.
More than 1,000 residents of the community are expected to attend the event which will feature a program of inspirational speeches and patriotic song selection, as well as a candle lighting vigil. Family members of those lost at the World Trade Center will also be in attendance. Flowers and candles have been donated by local florists and churches to support the event.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorial to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.
Many members of the community are expected to attend the event which will feature a program of inspirational speeches and patriotic song selection, as well as a candle lighting vigil. Family members of those lost at the World Trade Center will also be in attendance.
Members of the media are welcome.
WHO: State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn)
We are all well aware that Hurricane Irene has left a terrible path of destruction in its wake – not only up and down the East Coast, but in our own back yards.
Many of our friends and neighbors have felt the brunt of the storm’s devastating winds and flooding, which have both taken a painful toll on lives, homes, and property. As we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, many New Yorkers are also looking for ways to lend a helping hand.
Brooklyn –As Brooklyn families continue to prepare to head back to school this fall, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is reminding all consumers that clothing and footwear purchases under $55 per item are exempt from the New York State portion of the sales tax. The 4% state portion of the sales tax was eliminated in an effort to help consumers save money while bringing in additional revenue to stores throughout the State.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden today urged the New York Yankees and the International League to re-locate their Triple A Farm Team, the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees, to New York City for the 2012 season.
The Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees play in the International League (AAA), which is considered one-step below the Major Leagues. The team will be unable to play their home games in PNC Park, located in Moosic, PA, during 2012 as the stadium (which was opened in 1989) undergoes a $40 million renovation.
Senator Golden stated "It is with honor that I commend the hard work of the many volunteers that came out during Hurricane Irene, in both preparation for and the aftermath of this natural disaster. CERT 1 NYC, CERT Brooklyn Community Board 15 and Marine Park, the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance, Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance and Bensohurst Volunteer Ambulance kept us safe here in Southwest Brooklyn. The tireless efforts of these volunteers help to make our communities as strong as they are. I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone who helped out during this crisis situation and share my happiness over the neighborly acts that we have seen throughout Hurricane Irene's impact!"