Public Safety

The 39th District is lucky to have the officers of the 66th, 72nd, 76th, and 78th Precincts keeping us safe. Working with law enforcement and citizen groups, we can make sure that all of us feel safe on the streets and in our homes.

Free Workshop on Urban Wildlife

Councilmember Brad Lander, Windsor Terrace Alliance, and The Humane Society of the United States cordially invite you to a special free workshop:

How to Resolve Common Urban Wildlife Problems:
Effective and Humane Solutions for NYC Residents

Saturday, January 22, 2011 – 10am to 1pm
Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 245 Prospect Park West,
in the St. Joseph's Conference Room



Schools are open, let us know about your streets!

NYC public schools are open this morning.  Field-trips are cancelled, and some after-school programs may be affected.  On first reports, it looks like the streets are in pretty good shape.  I've never seen or heard so many plows as last night!  Looks like after how badly the last storm was handled, Mayor Bloomberg made extra-sure there were no problems this time. Read more »

Blizzard Cleanup Report and Hearings

Tomorrow morning, the City Council will be holding its first hearing to examine why the City's cleanup efforts after the December 26th blizzard were so much worse than in past storms, and what must be done to address these failures going forward. If you are interested, you can watch the hearing live. Read more »

Submit a Snow Issue

Use this form below to submit a blizzard-related issue

It could be your bubbe or zayde: how we can make Fort Hamilton Parkway safer for everyone

Hamodia
11/05/2010

On December 31st, 2009, a 74-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by a truck while she was crossing Fort Hamilton Parkway at 49th Street in Borough Park. In April of this year, a 55-year-old was killed crossing Fort Hamilton just a few blocks away.  Several other pedestrians have been struck by cars nearby. Back in 2008, when a car collision at Fort Hamilton and 44th Street killed two people, a local resident called it the “corner of death.”  

So when the NYC Department of Transportation came out to Community Board 12 back in June to tell us about their plans to install a few pedestrian islands at key intersections along Fort Hamilton Parkway – as part of their “safe routes for seniors” program – I thought it made sense to try to save the next senior citizen from getting killed. Borough Park has a high concentration of seniors, and we’ve seen too many of them hit by cars in recent years.

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Best Wishes for a Safe and Happy New Year

Yesterday I visited Motty Israel, the last of the injured Shomrim members still in recovery after last week’s shooting. Fortunately he is on his way to a full recovery, and I wished him, and the other Shomrim members a happy Rosh Hashanah, and my hopes for a New Year that is filled with much more peace and happiness. For those of you who are celebrating the holiday this week, I wish you and your family a happy, peaceful, prosperous, and healthy New Year.

Video: Brad Lander Rallies for Neighborhood Firehouse

Kensington Prospect
06/21/2010

Councilmember Brad Lander joined Matthew Eugene, who represents the other side of Coney Island Avenue in a rally last week to protest the closure of the Cortelyou road firehouse, which serves folks on both sides of Coney Island Avenue. Read more »

Stalled Development in the 39th Council District

We need to make these sites into assets for the community!

Many of these developments are causing real hazards for their neighbors, with fences falling down on sidewalks, loose construction debris that can become deadly in high winds, and unsecured sites that are dangerous for children and an invitation to squatting.

Help the effort to convert local blight to community benefit by providing feedback and tracking the progress of each site. Read more »