Press Releases

Assemblyman Colton Alerts the Community that the City Administration is Trying to Turn I.S. 228 Schoolyard into a Public Park

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) alerts the community that the City Administration is trying to turn I.S. 228’s also known as David A. Boody schoolyard into a public park.“At the Community...

Assemblyman Colton Announces Toys for Tots Drive

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is happy to announce his annual TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE for the U. S. Marine Corps and several other organizations.“My office has been helping to collect TOYS FOR...

Assemblyman Colton Co-Sponsors Food Distribution with Other Elected Officials and Community Groups

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) together with the 47th Assembly District Leader Nancy Tong, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Councilman Justin Brannan co-sponsored a food distribution this...

Assemblyman Colton Says that NYC Public Schools are Being Mismanaged Under the Current Leadership

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that the NYC Public Schools are being mismanaged under the current leadership.“There is something terribly wrong with the Department of Education policies...

Assemblyman Colton Calling on NYC and NYS Depts of Health to Form Joint Task Force with State and City to Deal with Health Emergency Facing NYC Due to Deplorable Garbage Conditions

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is calling on the New York City and the New York State Departments of Health to form a joint task force of state and city government which will include the Departments...

Assemblyman Colton Commends Governor Cuomo For Commissioning the State to Build St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Monument in NYC

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) commends Governor Cuomo for commissioning the State to build a monument of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in New York City.“About a year ago I sent a letter to Mayor...

Assemblyman Colton Calls for Review of the Emergency Restrictions for Places of Worship Under Certified Safe Conditions

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) has received many complaints and much anger regarding the Governor’s order requiring houses of worship to severely limit their attendance, effectively shutting them down....

Assemblyman Colton at the Food Distribution in Marlboro Housing

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) together with Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz and Betty James, president of the Marlboro Residents Association has distributed food, masks, and hand sanitizer to the Marlboro...

Assemblyman Colton Demands That Preventive and Enforcement Measures be Taken by the City Administration Due to COVID-19 Spikes in Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) demands that preventive and enforcement measures must be taken by the city administration due to COVID-19 spikes especially in several neighborhoods of Brooklyn that includes Gravesend...

Assemblyman Colton Sounds Alert to Families in the Community That COVID-19 is on the Rise

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) sounds alert to families in the community that COVID-19 is on the rise.“As we all know COVID-19 in March of 2020, became an immense problem for all of us. Since then I’ve...

Assemblyman Colton is Pleased to Announce that He Has Sponsored a Series of Free Flu Shots at Neighborhood Community Organizations

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is pleased to say that together with the Rite Aid Pharmacy, he has sponsored the series of free Flu Shots that took place at neighborhood community organizations like the...

Assemblyman Colton Says That Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Must be Held Responsible for Their Carelessness in NYC School’s Safety Preparation

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza must be held responsible for their carelessness in NYC school’s safety preparation.  “All NYC schools officially...

Assemblyman Colton Led a Press Conference to Save Our Local Restaurants

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) led a successful press conference to save our local restaurants which took place September 16, 2020, at  Il Centro Italian American Cultural Center together with his...

Assemblyman Colton Says That Under Mayor de Blasio's Administration New York City Has Become a Lost City

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) says that under Mayor de Blasio’s administration New York City has become a lost city.“My office received a complaint that Seth Low Park in Brooklyn is in horrible...

Assemblyman Colton Applauds DOS Commissioner Kathryn Garcia for Speaking Out Against Mayor de Blasio's City Policies

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights)  is saying  kudos to the NYC DOS Commissioner  Kathryn Garcia for recognizing that the city policy poses a real health threat to New Yorkers and refuses to continue...

Assemblyman Colton is Grateful That NYS PSC has Ordered National Grid to Immediately Connect over 1,100 Residential and Small Business Gas Customers Previously Denied Service by Moratorium

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is happy that Governor Cuomo has responded to the pleads of the helpless gas customers who were held hostages by National Grid. I commend Governor for showing true leadership...

Assemblyman Colton is Proud to Announce That Governor Cuomo Signed Bill A3366-A which He had Introduced in the Assembly

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) introduced a bill A03366-A in the Assembly, same as S06243 in the Senate, which requires the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to publish on the Department of Motor Vehicle's...

Assemblyman Colton is Outraged by the Heinous Act of a Hate Crime Committed at the Shore Parkway Jewish Center

Assemblyman Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is outraged by the heinous act of a hate crime committed at the Shore Parkway Jewish Center at 8885 26 Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.“Leslie Bresowsky a member of the board of...

Assemblyman Colton Comes to the Rescue of an 84-Year-Old Senior

Assemblyman Colton’s (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) office staff members will help a vulnerable 84-year-old senior to clean the overgrown weeds in the tree pit which is in front of her house and belongs to the city.  A...

Assemblyman Colton Says That Sycamore Trees are Causing Problems in NYC'S Residential Areas

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) traveled the neighborhood during last month's windstorms, inspecting the numerous trees which fell in the high winds. He noticed that a high percentage of...