Millman Celebrates Park(ing) Day

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Assemblywoman Joan Millman and District Leader Jo Anne Simon joined constituents Dr. David Bloomberg and David "Paco" Abraham at a park(ing) spot Mr. Abraham created on Court Street in Cobble Hill to celebrate International Park(ing) Day. The worldwide event reclaims over 200 parking spaces in over 50 cities to make a statement about the lack of public parkland in cities by turning metered parking spots into human-friendly spaces. Throughout the five boroughs of New York City, over 50 interested citizens and groups received permits to create a small "park" for a day in a metered parking spot, often incorporating a theme to attract the attention of passersby. Mr. Abraham's spot, titled "Stay-cation Park" featured a sod lawn, board games, plants, chairs and a sandwich board where people could write their reflections.

"I witnessed the positive reactions to Stay-cation Park and other park(ing) spots in the city," said Millman. "People smiled, stopped to enjoy the space or wrote their thoughts on the sandwich board. This event highlights the need for more green space in our borough and throughout the city. Next year, my staff and I are looking forward to creating a park(ing) space in front of my office on Smith Street."

FREE FLU SHOTS!
Assemblywoman Joan Millman will be coordinating free flu shots in her Brooklyn office again this year compliments of Long Island College Hospital. You MUST make an appointment to receive a shot.

WHAT: Free flu shots
WHERE: Assemblywoman Millman's office at 341 Smith Street (between Carroll and President Streets)
WHEN: Monday October 20th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Friday, October 24th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Please call Assemblywoman Millman's office at 718-246-4889 to schedule your flu shot appointment.
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Don't know what to do with your old cell phone? Assemblywoman Millman's Brooklyn office collects used cell phones and chargers. Through a program with the Brooklyn District Attorney, recycled cell phones are distributed to victims of domestic violence and programmed to dial 911 in case of emergency.

Millman and Brooklyn District Attorney Hynes School
Parents on Internet Safety
Assemblywoman Millman and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes welcomed parents back to school with an informative Internet safety seminar at Public School 58. The presentation is part of an effort by the DA's Cyber Crimes Bureau to significantly reduce Internet crimes committed against children. Through sharing tips with parents, the DA's office hopes to diminish the "digital divide" between a generation that grew up with the Internet and parents who are less familiar with technology.

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"I commend District Attorney Hynes for bringing this issue to the forefront of many parents' minds," Millman said. "Thanks to this initiative, parents in Brooklyn are becoming more aware of safe ways for their children to use the web. The Internet is such a valuable educational tool, but parents must provide their children guidance."

Some important tips for parents include: establishing rules for Internet use, opening a dialogue with their children about their online activities, placing the computer in a common room, not in the child's bedroom, keeping informed about your child's Internet usage, ensuring the child knows not to divulge personal information to an unknown source, and be aware of any other locations where your child may also use the Internet. For more information, parents can visit the Net Smartz Web site and to report an incident, parents can call the Cyber Tipline at 1-800-843-5678 or visit the Cyber Tipline Web site.
Boo! Look out for Assemblywoman Millman!
Get your Halloween costumes ready and your jack-o-lanterns carved! Assemblywoman Millman will be attending several neighborhood parades and events to hand out treats to youngsters. Here is a schedule of fun, family-friendly Halloween events where you will find Assemblywoman Millman:

Saturday, October 4th The Court Street Merchants host their Annual Pumpkinfest from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Court Street at 4th Place.

Saturday, October 25th The Brooklyn Heights Halloween Parade at 10:00 AM at the Pierrepont Playground (meet at the Pierrepont Street entrance to the Park)

Friday, October 31st The Cobble Hill Halloween Parade at 4:00 PM at Cobble Hill Park and the Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade at 6:30 PM beginning at 12th Street and 7th Avenue.

For more information about these events, please call 718-246-4889.
Office of Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 246-4889
millmaj@assembly.state.ny.us