The Department of Financial Services will have their mobile command center at 3047 Emmons Avenue on Friday, December 14th from 9am to 6pm. Their staff will be able to assist residents with insurance issues relating to their losses after Sandy.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) will serve as honorary chairs of this year’s “Help Santa Stuff a Bus Full of Toys” event to be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cannon Ball Park, 101st Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.
The event will feature an opportunity to meet Santa and his friends and ice skate in Cannon Ball Park. A Christmas Village will be set up for participants to tour, and a special mailbox for delivery to the North Pole will be available to mail your Christmas wish list. Performance by Diva Dance Studio and music will be provided by Party Express. Donations of new unwrapped toys will be collected at the event as well.
Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions at Sites in Staten Island, Lindenhurst, Breezy Point, Brooklyn and Long Beach
Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims
Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be at five locations in New York City and Long Island to offer help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.
The Department’s representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency’s Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at these locations:
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent comments to Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota opposing the fare and toll hike proposal being considered designed to increase costs of Metro Cards, express buses, bridges and tunnels.
In his letter, Senator Golden wrote, “Before the storm, many New Yorkers were struggling with unemployment or under-employment throughout our city and state. Now, after the storm, these families, along with others, face an additional burden of increased expenses due to major damage to homes. I ask you to seriously consider removing any increases from consideration by the MTA.”
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to visit his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.
For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) was recently honored by Lioni’s Heroes, located at 7803-15th Avenue, with a sandwich named in his honor. The tribute was in celebration of Mr. Golden’s commitment to the community, the City and State.
“The Marty Golden” is made with homemade breaded chicken cutlets, Lioni fresh mozzarella, red roasted peppers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.
Senator Golden’s staff recently ordered a number of “The Marty Golden” heroes and gave the sandwich a stamp of approval.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden is inviting friends, families and neighbors to join him as he hosts two Christmas Tree lightings to help bring out the holiday spirit throughout the community.
Senator Golden stated, "During the Christmas season, and all year, residents of our community should join together in the Christmas spirit and exhibit good will to serve the most needy. These Christmas tree lightings will serve as occasions where all can come to embrace those values together and enjoy the warmth that this holiday brings as winter comes upon us."
The Christmas Tree lightings, which will feature Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa Claus, will take place at the following times and places:
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he is kicking off his partnership to support the annual Toys for Tots campaign and is asking residents to consider donating new, unwrapped, toys to brighten the holidays for military children. Senator Golden is also continuing collections of toiletries and cleaning supplies to help those effected by Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Golden stated “Since Hurricane Sandy badly damaged communities throughout Southwest Brooklyn, many people have brought forth donations to help these families rebuild. I know that this community will continue to show tremendous support for both of these collections, including the annual Toys for Tots campaign, as we continue to witness the best of people.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a community meeting for the residents affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach communities on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 277 at 2529 Gerritsen Avenue.
Senator Golden will welcome New York State Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky and staff, Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Commissioner Nazli Parvizi and representatives of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Grid and Con Edison.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is commending the work of the New York City Police Department who has arrested and charged Salvatore Perrone with the killing of 3 Brooklyn shop owners.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “I applaud the efforts of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and the men and women of the NYPD who have devoted countless hours to this investigation. I know that solving these murders has been a priority since the first shooting this summer in Bay Ridge, near where Salvatore Perrone was arrested yesterday.”