Post Tagged with: "Laurie Cumbo"

City Council member Laurie Cumbo in front of the new mural in Brower Park in Crown Heights. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Unity at the ‘One Crown Heights’ Festival

Black, Brooklyn, Jewish August 15, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The One Crown Heights Festival marked unity between the Black and Jewish communities, reports Kings County Politics.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.

Public Advocate Letitia James said she could not support the plan because of the increased traffic it would cause on Vanderbilt and Washington avenues. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

Controversy Over New Bike Lanes

Brooklyn, Queens, Transportation May 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Community boards are weighing in against proposed bike lanes in Brooklyn and Queens, arguing that they take away parking spaces and are aimed at recent “settlers” in the neighborhood, Brooklyn Paper and Queens Chronicle report.

City Council member Laurie Cumbo, who represents the 35th District in Brooklyn

Laurie Cumbo on Her District

Brooklyn, Government, Housing, Video April 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Laurie Cumbo gives BRIC TV a preview of some of the topics, such as gentrification, that are likely to be discussed at her “state of the district” event on April 25 at the BRIC House in Brooklyn.

Young Soo Lee spoke in front of City Hall on International Women’s Day calling for an official apology and legal compensation from the Japanese government. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Remembering Comfort Women on Women’s Day

Asian, History, Manhattan, Women March 9, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Survivor Young Soo Lee, 88, joined Laurie Cumbo and other officials, and the Coalition for Comfort Women at City Hall, to mark International Women’s Day and spread awareness of the plight of comfort women, report Kings County Politics and The Korea Times.

Public Advocate-elect Letitia James (center) and City Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo. (Photo via Ken Thompson's campaign Facebook page)

Political ‘Renaissance’ for Blacks in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, Elections 2013, Politics November 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

African-American wins in Brooklyn on Election Day ranged from City Council seats to borough and citywide positions, suggesting a community “renaissance” or at the least a “renewal,” reports The Brooklyn Ink.

While the mayoral primaries took top billing in the media, plenty of City Council races, and a district attorney one, also garnered the attention of the ethnic and community media. (Photo by Maite Junco/Voices of NY)

Scandals, Upsets and ‘Firsts’ in Council Races

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

History was made and various lawbreakers were shown the door, including the once-powerful Vito Lopez.