Millman Submits Testimony on Brooklyn Bridge Park General Project Plan

Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman submitted testimony at a public hearing held by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) on the proposed modifications to the General Project Plan (GPP) for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Thanks to the advocacy of Assemblywoman Millman and Senator Daniel Squadron, the new operating agreement includes a committee dedicated to exploring funding alternatives to housing in the park.

"I applaud the city for its commitment to provide the funding for the park and its willingness to listen to the community's call for year-round recreational opportunities, such as the skating rink, an indoor recreational facility at Pier 5 and the floating pool," said Assemblywoman Millman. "I look forward to a new partnership with the city to build this much needed park. I believe this partnership will usher in a new era of cooperation and community participation to ensure that everyone's voice is heard."

Assemblywoman Millman continued, "I understand some of the community's concerns about the new Brooklyn Bridge Park Operating Entity (BBPOE) that will be responsible for the operational control and financial responsibility of the park. I have some of my own. Those concerns, however, are allayed by the accountability this board will have as compared to the current operating entity."

You are invited the

2010 SENIOR FAIR

hosted by Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Senator Daniel Squadron

Friday, June 25th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street

FREE ADMISSION!

At the senior fair, you can learn more about health care, unclaimed funds, personal safety and transportation from organizations and government agencies that serve senior citizens.

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Springtime in the 52nd Assembly District is a great time to attend a plant sale at your local community garden. Assemblywoman Millman and local resident Ron Amato are pictured at a plant sale at the Urban Meadow, a community garden in the Columbia Waterfront District. To find a community garden in your neighborhood, visit http://www.greenthumbnyc.org/


Millman Encourages Residents to Visit Their Neighborhood Greenmarket

The 52nd Assembly District is well served with greenmarkets and farmers' markets-there are five different markets from which to choose. Locally grown produce does not require as many resources to reach your table, farmers are often on-hand to answer your questions, freshly-picked produce retains more nutrients than produce boxed and shipped from distant locations and unsold produce is frequently donated to New York City food banks. In addition, many markets accept

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior coupons for the federally-funded Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP). Currently, the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket is the only market in the 52nd Assembly District to accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards (food stamps).

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Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Located at Court and Montague Streets in Downtown Brooklyn
Open Tuesdays and Saturdays year round from 8 AM to 6 PM and Thursdays from April 1st until December 30th
WIC & Senior FMNP Coupons Accepted

Carroll Park Greenmarket
Located at Carroll and Smith Streets
Open Sundays from April 11th through December 19th from 8 AM to 4 PM
WIC & Senior FMNP Coupons Accepted

DUMBO Farmers Market
Located at the Main Street Entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park
Open Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM from June 6th through November 21st

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Located at Prospect Park West and Flatbush Avenue
Open Saturdays year round from 8 AM to 4 PM
EBT Cards (July- November), WIC & Senior FMNP Coupons Accepted

Park Slope Farmers Market
Located at 4th Street and 5th Avenue
Open Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM from May 23rd through December 5th


Check out Assemblywoman Millman's web site at www.assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=52 and you can read the latest community news, watch video clips, view a photo slideshow, learn about legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Millman and read past newsletters.

Office of Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman
341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 246-4889
millmaj@assembly.state.ny.us