Residents of Flatbush and Midwood had a chance to air their concerns around the fast changes taking place in their neighborhood, at a town hall meeting held on Monday at P.S. 109 in East Flatbush.
“This is an opportunity for the community to get face time with the different agencies and see the other avenues available to them,” said City Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams, who hosted the public form, along with Flatlands Flatbush Civic Group.
Constituents and interested members of the public had opportunity to learn about city initiatives and raise issues of concern pertaining to the quality of life, transportation, small businesses and education in their neighborhood.
Also in attendance were representatives from city agencies including, the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Homeless Services, the Department of Transportation, the Fire Department and more.
“The Flatlands Flatbush Civic Group was extremely pleased by the turnout of elected officials, agency representatives and most importantly, community residents at last night’s Town Hall,” said Gerard Brewster, communications director for Flatlands Flatbush Civic Group. “The Community has quickly responded with dozens of positive calls and e-mails to express their gratitude for the opportunity to voice their most immediate concerns. the Town Hall has energized our Community.”
The next town hall will take place on November 29 at P.S. 181 located at 1023 New York Avenue, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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