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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October 2007 Community Report

Assemblywoman Millman Presents Awards to Winners in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest

Assemblywoman Joan Millman presented the commercial category winners with New York State Certificates of Merit at the 13th Annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest at an awards ceremony on September 19th. Hosted by Sovereign Bank, Millman presented certificates to the Hoyt Street Victory Garden Block Association, the AaNT Association of Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp., the Brawta Caribbean Café, and Dig, a garden store.

The Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest is a competition for residential and commercial blocks in Brooklyn during the summer months. The project is sponsored by Greenbridge, Brooklyn Botanic Garden's community horticulture program and Borough President Marty Markowitz.

"I am pleased that so many residents and businesses in the district acknowledged this fun, meaningful and educational tradition," said Millman. "I am proud of not only the winners in the various categories, but all those who participated in beautifying their blocks this summer."

On October 1st, both commercial and residential winners will be acknowledged at a ceremony hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens President Scot Medbury at Brooklyn Borough Hall. This year the ceremony is dedicated to the memory of Judith Zuk, the late President of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Local Students Complete 2007 Summer Reading Challenge

Young readers attending schools in the 52nd Assembly District will receive New York State Assembly Excellence in Reading Certificates for taking part in the 2007 Summer Reading Challenge. The reading challenge encourages children to continue reading over summer vacation as studies show that children who read over summer vacation perform better in school in the fall. Assemblywoman Millman will present certificates to students of P.S. 58 at the PA Meeting on October 24th, and at PA meetings at other schools this fall.

Assemblywoman Millman Attends Dance Studio of Park Slope's Grand Opening and Anniversary Ceremony

On September 29th, Assemblywoman Joan Millman joined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and members of the community in celebrating the Dance Studio of Park Slope's 32 years of business at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Studio's new location on 630 Sackett Street. To kick off the event, longtime friends of the center "The Persuasions" performed, followed by an open house.

The Dance Studio of Park Slope has been an asset to communities throughout Brooklyn over the decades, providing dance, gymnastics and musical theatre lessons to children and adults. In addition, the Studio has many programs developed especially to enhance the lives of disabled, disadvantaged and ailing children.

"The Dance Studio at Park Slope has been a great contributor to this community for over 30 years," stated Millman. "The grand opening of the new location will allow the Studio to expand its operations to positively impact an even greater number of children and adults in Brooklyn."


Assemblywoman Millman again is coordinating free flu shots for constituents. Working with Long Island College Hospital staff, flu shots will be distributed over a two day period. To reserve an appointment for a shot, call Assemblywoman Millman's office at 718-246-4889.

WHAT: Free flu shots

WHEN: October 17th and 19th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE: Assemblywoman Millman's District Office, 341 Smith Street

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 Eileen Dugan Senior Center located at 380 Court Street in Carroll Gardens.

The next free shuttle to Fairway is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 AM. To reserve a seat, please call Assemblywoman Millman's District Office at (718) 246-4889.

"It is my hope that Carroll Gardens residents will be able to benefit from the revival of the free shuttle to Fairway," stated Millman. "Unfortunately there are not enough supermarkets to serve the neighborhood and many of my constituents, especially seniors, have a difficult time buying their groceries. It is my hope to include additional neighborhoods with this service."

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