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Affordable Housing Development Coming to Flatbush as Part of Vital Brooklyn Initiative

Today, Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson (D-Brooklyn) announced that 291 affordable and supportive apartments — which will be known as Clarkson Estates — will be built in Flatbush as part of the $1.4 billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative.“One...

Assemblymember Richardson Introduces Legislation to Terminate Pensions for Officers Who Commit Illegal Acts

Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson (D-Brooklyn) announced that she, along with Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda, introduced legislation to terminate a law enforcement officer's retirement benefits for malfeasance or serious misconduct (S.8583). “The...

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Bill Renaming Brooklyn Subway Stations to Honor Medgar Evers College Signed into Law

Richardson Announces Kingsbrook Estates 266-Unit 100% Affordable Housing Development

Brooklyn, New York – Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson (D-Brooklyn) announced that Kingsbrook Estates, a 266-unit affordable housing development, will be built in Central Brooklyn. The project, when complete, will house 266 apartments in three buildings...

A Statement from Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson

NY, NY – Over the past few years, it has been an honor to serve a community which surpasses every creed, color, and religion. As a descendant of immigrant parents, I understand the unique plight minority groups may experience. As a public servant...

Bergen Shelter Informational Meeting Today

Dear Friends & Neighbors: This is a gentle reminder that because of yesterday's weather, the proposed Bergen Shelter Informational meeting was postponed to today, Wednesday at 6:30pm at P-Tech School located on 150 Albany Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11216,...

Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn's Housing Resource Fair

Friends and Neighbors, I encourage all community members to take advantage of Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn's (NHS Brooklyn's) upcoming Housing Resource Fair. Attendees are welcome to join us on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10AM-3PM at Lenox...

Meeting Notification: The 43rd AD Education Council

Education is an important form of empowerment, participation and development, hence the growth of our 43rd AD Education Council, is a timely coalition. We urge you to come out for updates on local schools in the district and upcoming initiatives. Join...

Parenting a Second Time Around

Dear Friends & Neighbors: Raising children for the second time in one's life can come with its challenges, particularly for grandparents and kinship caregivers. When it comes to rewarding moments like this, I encourage you to take advantage of the...

Summer Youth Employment Program Deadline Impending

Dear Friends & Neighbors: Summer is near, and it is essential that we keep our youth active and involved, by taking advantage of the numerous public programs available. This is a great way to prioritize the time of your child and open up safe and fun...

New York Cares Day

As a life-long resident of the 43rd Assembly District, I cherish both the neighborhoods and the great residents who have given so much to me in life, and I pledge my efforts to do everything I can to benefit our district and its people.But the actions...

Martin Luther King Contest

The Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission is sponsoring a unique and exciting contest for area Elementary and High School students, with fields including essay submissions, poems, visual art and spoken word. Representative of the Commission's...

Wishing the Jewish Community a Day of Peace and Atonement

On this solemn day of obligation to the Lord, I wish my friends in the Jewish community a day of peace and atonement in the comforting presence of family and community. May another year of health and happiness be written for you in the book of life. ...

Speak Out For Your Community!

Every year, each City Council Member is given $1 million dollars to create initiatives planned by and voted on by their constituents. Participatory Budgeting allows for direct input from city residents as they determine how funds are spent to improve...

Statement on the Passing of Carey Gabay

Today, Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson released a statement upon news of the passing of Carey Gabay, an aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, one week after being struck by a stray bullet during pre-dawn celebrations on Labor Day. "On behalf of residents...

Wishing the Jewish Community a Happy and Healthy New Year

Wishing all of my friends in the Jewish community a happy and healthy New Year. May the coming year bring blessing and peace to all. Kesiva ve-chasima tovah! - Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson

9/11 Remembrance

On this day where we remember the tragic events of fourteen years ago, let us also remember the bravery and sacrifice of the great men and women who risked all for the sake of their fellow citizens in danger. In a moment of unspeakable horror, the actions...

Assemblymember Richardson Stands with Tenants at 285 Schenectady

Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson (D, WFP - 43rd AD) will attend a tenant action on Wednesday night in support of constituents currently facing displacement. Facing rent increases of up to 200%, 52 families from 285 Schenectady Avenue and 1646 Union...

Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson Stands With Planned Parenthood

In the face of an effort to end federal funding, Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson (D, WFP - 43rd AD) expressed her strong support for Planned Parenthood, and called on Congress to continue its support. With programs providing a broad spectrum of health...