Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
Albany Office: Room 510 Capitol, Albany, NY 12248, (518) 455-5426
District Office: 341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, (718) 246-4889
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September 2007 Community Report

Assemblywoman Millman Hosts Presentation to Local Seniors on the New Carroll Gardens Farmers' Market

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman welcomed Greenmarket Director Michael Hurwitz at the Eileen C. Dugan Senior Center for a presentation about New York City's newly established Carroll Gardens Farmers' Market. Steps from the Dugan Senior Center, this farmers' market provide neighborhood residents the opportunity to add nutritious, locally-grown foods to their diets.

Director Hurwitz explained the benefits of purchasing freshly-harvested, locally-grown produce. Not only does freshly-harvested food often taste better, it also retains important nutrients that are lost when produce is imported from long distances and sits in warehouses. Located on Carroll Street between Smith and Court Streets, the Carroll Gardens Farmers' Market is open for business Sundays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, July through November. Greenmarket is a non-profit program of the Council on the Environment of New York City that operates 44 markets in the City's five boroughs.

Millman Commemorates the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman was honored to join State Senator Golden and State Assemblyman Brennan and members of the community in commemorating the 17th A nniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on August 16, 2007 at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The event was organized by the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, Inc., and emceed by its Executive Director, Marvin Wasserman. Signed into law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation and telecommunications. "One specific goal I have continued to advocate for is the need to make every subway station in the City accessible to physically disabled and physically limited riders," stated Millman.

Millman Joins National Night Out Against Crime Events in the 52nd District

On August 7th, Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman attended community celebrations for National Night Out Against Crime in the 78th and 84th Precincts and proudly awarded Certificates of Merit to the presidents of each Precinct Community Council for their efforts in facilitating dialogue between the citizens of the precinct and the police officers that patrol these precincts. "Thanks to the admirable work of Presidents Jerry Almer of the 76th Precinct Council, Pauline Blake of the 78th Precinct Council and Leslie Lewis of the 84th Precinct Council, the community and police have been able to work together to fight crime in our neighborhoods and make our streets safer," stated Millman.

Precinct Community Council meetings take place each month, and all residents of the precinct are welcome to attend and share their ideas or communicate specific problems they are experiencing. The schedule for these meetings is as follows: the 76th Precinct Community Council Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the 76th Precinct station house on 191 Union Street at 7:30 PM, the 78th Precinct Community Council Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at the 78th Precinct station house on 65 6th Avenue at 7:30 PM and the 84th Precinct Community Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at 250 Cadman Plaza at 7:00 PM. For more information, contact your local precinct.

Easy Way to Fairway
Free Shuttle Service to Red Hook Grocery Store

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman sponsors a biweekly shuttle to the Red Hook Fairway. The free roundtrip shuttle, provided by Fairway, picks up passengers every other Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Assemblywoman Millman's District Office located at 341 Smith Street in Carroll Gardens.

Assemblywoman Millman proposed the Fairway shuttle as a way to provide seniors and other residents in Carroll Gardens with easier access to the new supermarket in Red Hook, a much needed service for a neighborhood with dwindling grocery shopping options.

"With the free shuttle, the Fairway is now accessible to the whole community, not just people living in the immediate vicinity or those with cars," said Assemblywoman Millman.

To reserve a seat, please call Assemblywoman Millman's District Office at (718) 246-4889.

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman greets attendees of the annual Senior Movie Day at the Cobble Hill Cinema. Held on August 30, 2007, the showing of the Nanny Diaries drew over 100 seniors from the Park Slope Geriatric Day Center, Eileen C. Dugan Senior Center, Raices Access Program, St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center and the community. It was a hit!

Office of Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 246-4889