Monday, January 28, 2008

Pols show at 475 Kent vigil

"While the Mayor's office drags its feet, a slew of local politicians came out yesterday afternoon to show support for the displaced tenants of 475 Kent Avenue and call for a swift resolution of the problem and return home for the tenants. Senator Connor as well as representatives of Assemblyman Vito Lopez and Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez all showed up, along with Councilman David Yassky (left) and Assemblyman Joe Lentol (right). "This is an extremely dangerous precedent if the city can just put loft dwellers out on the street with six hours notice," said Yassky. CB1 environmental chair (and city council hopeful) Evan Thies called on the Department of Buildings to issue a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy once the immediate fire hazards in the basement had been remedied." - more at Brownstoner

Some numbers if you are interested in contacting local reps on behalf of your fellow citizens and neighbors.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
Phone 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
Fax (212) 788-2460

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
Brooklyn Office
266 Broadway, Suite 201
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: 718-599-3658

Councilman David Yassky
District Office Address
114 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Phone: 718-875-5200

Assemblyman Joe Lentol
619 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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