Tag Archives | Assembly Member Joan Millman

Here’s a Look at Brooklyn Bridge Park Finances

The Wall Street Journal this morning posted a story about competing financial models for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. WSJ cites the efforts of People for Green Space, a persistent critic of BBPC, who in August released an examination of the park’s financial projections suggesting that high-rise residential towers planned for Pier 6 were not […]

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#SaveLICH: Millman and de Blasio Intervene to Get Sick Infant Admitted; AG Investigating Disappearance of 81 Year Old with Dementia

Update: LICH still open; another court hearing Wednesday (NY1); another #SaveLICH rally tomorrow (Sunday, July 28) at noon across from the main entrance at 339 Hicks Street. According to State Assembly Member Joan Millman’s office, administrators at Long Island College Hospital tried to deny treatment to a sick eleven month old infant who had been […]

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Local Pols Ask Consideration of Watchtower Properties for Park Funding

In a letter to Robert Steel, Chair of the Committee on Alternatives to Housing of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Board and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Borough President Marty Markowitz, Assembly Member Joan Millman, and City Council Members Steve Levin and Brad Lander urged further consideration of payments […]

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Local Pols Plead for Senior Center Funds

Local politicians, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Member Joan Millman, and City Council Member Stephen Levin, have signed a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging that funds for senior centers in New York City, including the St. Charles Jubilee Center at 55 Pierrepont Street, which is threatened with closing, be restored […]

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Park Committee OKs Consideration of Nine Housing Alternatives

The Committee on Alternatives to Housing of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation met this evening at City Hall to consider which of twelve proposed alternative sources of funding Bay Area Economics(“BAE”), the consultant hired to evaluate such proposals, would be authorized to consider whether to include in its report to the Park’s board of directors. […]

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Rally at High Street Station Tomorrow to Demand Escalator Repair

State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, and Councilmember Steve Levin urge Brooklyn residents to rally at the MTA’s A and C line High Street Station, entrance on Adams Street below Sands Street (near 175 Adams Street) tomorrow (Thursday, November 18) at 4:45 p.m. to demand that the MTA make good on its promise to […]

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Tobacco Warehouse Shell Game?

The Tobacco Warehouse, that picturesque, roofless shell of a 19th century structure that stands on the west side of Water Street, near the Dock Street intersection, in DUMBO, has become the latest point of contention in the battle over whether the costs of operating and maintaining Brooklyn Bridge Park should be defrayed in part by […]

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Willowtown Association to Present “Alfred” Awards

This in from Ben Bankson, President of the Willowtown Association: The restorer of a long neglected brownstone in Willowtown in Brooklyn Heights, Jonathan Marvel, and the retiring chair of the tenants association at the Riverside Apartments also in Willowtown, William “Bill” Ringler, will become the first recipients of a new award, The Alfred, established by […]

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Cuomo Elected Governor, Local Incumbents Squadron and Millman Prevail

Democrat and former state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been elected New York’s 56th Governor. While the outcome isn’t surprising, the ease of his victory, projected within minutes of the polls’ closing, is. In local races, there appear to be no surprises. Soon to be no longer freshman State Senator Daniel Squadron is the projected […]

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Millman Slams MTA for Poor Management; Favoring Suburban Commuters

State Assembly Member Joan Millman, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, testified Tuesday night at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s public hearing. She sharply criticized MTA management for focusing on fare increases and service cuts to solve the Authority’s fiscal problems instead of rectifying what she said are serious management deficiencies that are costing the MTA “hundreds […]

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