New York City Council Member – District 38

4417 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11220  718.439.9012

Dear Friends,

HAPPY NEW YEAR: #IDNYC Officially Launched This Week!

With the New Year now in full stride, I am once again honored and humbled to be representing this amazing community. In just one year, the New York City Council in partnership with the Mayor and the City Agencies, community groups, advocates, and concerned residents, stepped up and created a program that will help stabilize the lives of hundreds of thousands of New .

Read my Facebook post on today’s #IDNYC launch.

GET INVOLVED: Community Events Below

One of my favorite things about District 38 is the commitment of residents and organizations to a shared vision: we deserve better. That united voice makes my work in the NYC Council easier because it offers me a strong launching point in conversations with our partners in government. Whether it’s our parks and open spaces, our local schools, or even informing how we activate our industrial working waterfront, all of our aspirations should include one thing: your voice. That’s what I am advocating for each and every day.In the spirit of growing our collective voice, I invite you to join these events and activate yourself as a proud New Yorker.  I am also offering ways to get involved with the Participatory Budgeting process, which determines the projects you want to see funded in the forthcoming year.Thank you once again for your commitment to this district.

In Solidarity,

Join Us for Participatory Budgeting Delegate Committee Meetings!

  • Wednesday January 14, 2015 6:30pm to 8pm – Red Hook Library — 7 Wolcott Street
  • Thursday January 15, 2015 6:30pm to 8pm – OBT– 783 4th Ave (Brooklyn)
  • Thursday January 22, 2015 6:30pm to 8pm –  OBT– 783 4th Ave (Brooklyn)
  • Thursday January 29, 2015 6:30pm to 8pm –  OBT– 783 4th Ave (Brooklyn)



 501(c)(3) Organizations
please join us for
Discretionary Budget Info Sessions!

Tuesday January 13, 2014
Community Board 7 — 4201 4th Ave
Thursday January 15, 2014
Red Hook Library – 7 Wolcott St

The City Council’s Organization Qualification Application for FY 2016  submission deadline will be on Friday, February 20, 2015.  

Sunset Park Shovel Brigade:
A Volunteer Facebook Group

The Sunset Park Shovel Brigade is here to help dig out anyone needing assistance during the winter months.

We are looking for able bodied individuals to sign up and volunteer to help shovel out our neighbors who may need some assistance.

Visit for more information

Here’s how it will work:

“Whenever significant amounts of snow are in the forecast I will post the list of addresses. Volunteers can then post the address they will be responsible for in the comments. If all goes well we will be able to knock them all out in no time at all. Volunteers should feel free to team up as well to lighten the load. If you need assistance digging out send me your address and I will add you to the list.”
– Pete Connolly, Sunset Park Resident and
Facebook Group Administrator


Find us on Facebook: Sunset Park Shovel Brigade 

Visit Our Office for IDNYC Application Assistance

IDNYC is the new, free identification card for all New York City residents, which gives all of us the opportunity to show who we are—New Yorkers. As a government-issued photo identification card, IDNYC secures the peace of mind and access to City services that come from having recognized identification. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID.

Brooklyn Enrollment Centers:

Brooklyn Business Center – DOF
210 Joralemon Street, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(at Joralemon St and Court St)
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch – BPL
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(at Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Ave)
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Fri, Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunset Park Recreation Center – DPR
7th Avenue at 43rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Opening Spring 2015
Hours To Be Announced

For More Information:

Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia announced that the DSNY will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection and recycling program on Monday, January 5. The program will run through Friday, January 16, 2015.City residents should remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments from trees before they are put out at for curbside collection. Clean, non-bagged Christmas trees that are left on the curb between Monday, January 5 and Friday, January 16, 2015 will be collected, chipped, and made into compost. The compost will be processed and subsequently spread upon parks, ball fields, and community gardens throughout the city



On January 26, 2015, the NYC Department of Homeless Services will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). We need thousands of volunteers to canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces to estimate the number of people living unsheltered in the city. Just one night of your time will help us collect vital information for outreach teams to help homeless people leave the streets for a better life.


The information volunteers gather during HOPE 2014 is critical to our ongoing efforts, but we need your help to make it possible. We need more than 3,000 volunteers, age 18 or older, to give just one night of their time to help survey the number of New Yorkers living on city streets. We will provide you with all the training necessary to conduct the survey on the night of HOPE plus a quick, basic online orientation when you register.

Sign up to volunteer for HOPE 2015 today!

The in-building service provided by e-cycleNYC represents the most comprehensive electronics recycling program offered by any municipality in the country.Depending on the size and type of building, NYC apartment buildings (larger than 10 units) will be eligible for a variety on-site service options to conveniently and safely recycle unwanted electronics.Buildings, management companies, or residents that want to express interest in e-cycleNYC can complete an online inquiry form.
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