Millman Celebrates Opening of Pier One at Brooklyn Bridge Park

In March, great progress was made in the development of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The City and State announced a Modified General Project Plan (MGPP) that will help to expedite the completion of the park. The proposed modifications include a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the State to create a not-for-profit entity to manage the development and operation of the park. As part of this agreement, the City will provide an additional $55 million in city capital funds for park construction, bringing the 85-acre world-class waterfront park closer to completion, as well as provide a guarantee to complete the park according to the vision laid out in the MGPP.

The proposed not-for-profit organization, known as the Brooklyn Bridge Park Operating Entity (BBPOE), would be responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of the park. The new entity would have a 17-member board representing the community, state and city appointees.

Following this exciting news, Pier One of the park was opened to the public. On the occasion, Assemblywoman Millman said, "Our long awaited dream of a world-class waterfront park has finally been realized. It’s taken over 25 years to reach this point but we are finally here."

Assemblywoman Millman continued, "I look forward to a new partnership with the City to build this much needed park. I believe that this partnership will usher in a new era of cooperation and community participation to ensure that we can accommodate everyone’s vision for this park."

Community Volunteer Fair

WHAT: An opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from local organizations that depend upon the services of volunteers. Organizations that address youth, the elderly, housing, the arts, the environment and our community will be present.

WHEN: Thursday, May 13th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

WHERE: The Park Slope Armory, 15th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

Sponsors of the event include Assemblymembers Jim Brennan and Joan Millman, Brooklyn Community Boards 6 and 7, Councilmember Brad Lander, District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, New York Methodist Hospital, Park Slope 5th Avenue BID, Park Slope Civic Council, Park Slope Parents, Prospect Park YMCA, and Senators Eric Adams and Velmanette Montgomery.

Light refreshments will be served.
Please call 718-246-4889 or 718-788-7221 for more information.

Millman Reads at Local Public Library

Assemblywoman Millman read a personal favorite, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff, to a group of young readers at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Carroll Gardens location. Her visit to the library underscores the importance of keeping Brooklyn’s public libraries open and operational in these challenging financial times. The Brooklyn Public Library provides numerous services to help the unemployed and those entering the workforce by providing free information about job training, career guidance, education, financial aid, test preparation, resume writing and interviewing preparation. In addition, the library holds special topics and guest workshops on topics related to careers and education.

To find out more about these services, or about events at your local Brooklyn Public Library branch, visit their Web site. If you wish to support your local library, consider joining the "Support Our Shelves" effort that plans to raise $500,000 necessary to keep Brooklyn’s public libraries operating at their full potential. Information about "Support Our Shelves is also available on the Brooklyn Public Library’s web site, at your local library branch, or by calling 718-230-2738.

Free Osteoporosis Screening

Thanks to an outreach program sponsored Long Island College Hospital, residents of the 52nd Assembly District will be able to receive free osteoporosis screening. The screening is quick, painless and the results are invaluable. The test is recommended for all women over the age of 65. While many health insurers and Medicare usually cover one screening every two years, this free event helped fill the gap for many residents wishing to monitor their health.

WHAT: Free osteoporosis screening
WHEN: Friday, May 7th from 10 am to 1 pm
WHERE: Assemblywoman Millman’s District Office at 341 Smith Street (at Carroll Street)

Please call 718-246-4889 to make an appointment. You must have an appointment to receive a bone scan!
Fairway Shuttle Returns!

Assemblywoman Millman again is coordinating free shuttles to Fairway Market departing from two local senior centers and Concord Village. All are welcome!

WHAT: Free shuttle to Fairway Market
WHEN: Every third Thursday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm from alternating locations
WHERE: Pick-ups at the Eileen Dugan Senior Center (380 Court Street) and the St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center (55 Pierrepont Street) OR Concord Village (215 Adams Street)

For more information or to reserve a spot on the shuttle bus, please contact Assemblywoman Millman’s office at 718-246-4889.

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