Sunday, June 25, 2017

TONY LEONE AND BOO REINERS DUO WILL PLAY IN A SMALL BACKYARD IN WINDSOR TERRACE


Tony Leone and Boo Reiners Duo
Wednesday, June 28th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

The first twenty people who make reservations will be seated in Krupa Grocery's backyard to see the Tony Leone and Boo Reiners Duo perform.

At Krupa Grocery's first music show in its backyard, the musicians will give an acoustic performance, with a setlist filled with Merle Haggard, Taj Mahal, and Grateful Dead songs.

Tony Leone will play mandolin. He is a member of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, has played with Phil Lesh & Friends, and was a member of the Levon Helm Band.

Multi-instrumentalist Boo Reiners also has played with Phil Lesh as well as with The Klezmatics and Charlie Louvin. He leads his own band, The Demolition String Band, with his partner, Elena Skye.

Make a reservation through Krupa Grocery's Yelp page. In the Notes section, type "backyard music." Be sure to arrive at 7:00 so that your food and drinks will have been delivered to you by the time the musicians play.


The cost per person is a $5 music charge and a $15 food or drink minimum for each seat in the backyard.

Location
Krupa Grocery
231 Prospect Park West
between 16th Street and Prospect Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(718) 709-7098
hello @ krupagrocery.com
http://www.krupagrocery.com
https://twitter.com/krupagrocery

"SUMMER DAYZ," A FREE ART, DANCE, AND MUSIC CELEBRATION OF THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

Summer Dayz
Wednesday, June 28th, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the end of the school year at Avenue C Plaza with

This free art, dance, and music celebration of the end of the school year is presented by The Kensington Stewards, with Cynthia Fortozo and Annie Ferdous producing.

Location
under the ArtBuilt Mobile Studio tent
Avenue C Plaza
at the intersection of Avenue C and McDonald Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

WHAT'S HOT (OR COLD) AT WINDSOR COFFEE


The best-selling beverage at six-week-old Windsor Coffee is the refreshing Oslo cold brew coffee, a special roast and grind with chocolate overtones that is grown in Mexico. Also popular is the rich-tasting iced English Breakfast tea.

The various sweet and savory biscuits from Brooklyn Biscuit have particularly found favor with customers. The sweet biscuits currently offered are Blueberry Lemon, Vanilla Chip, and Chocolate Hazelnut. The savory biscuits,
served warm, with  butter on the side, are Salted Buttermilk, Pepper and Goat Cheese, and Cheddar Jalapeno.

A local artist hosted an art show opening at Windsor Coffee on Friday. Her work will be on exhibit in the store for the remainder of the week.

Open hours at Windsor Coffee are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days per week.
  
           SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.

Location
Windsor Coffee
144 E. 4th Street, Windsor Terrace
just north of Fort Hamilton Parkway, next to Hair Care by Yolanda

Previous blog posts about Windsor Coffee:


Saturday, June 24, 2017

A NATURAL COMBINATION REUNITES: ITALIAN ICES AND ITALIAN FOOD




Two Brooklyn institutions--Korner Pizzeria and Gino's Italian Ices--meet again, with the return of summer. Korner is serving Gino's ices in these flavors: rainbow, lemon, cherry, chocolate, vanilla chip, and pina colada.

Family-owned and operated since 1966, Korner won a Golden Slice Award last July from Eater: "The Neighborhood Pizzeria Hall of Fame Presents: The Golden Slice Awards." Eat in, take out, get a delivery, or have an event catered.

Gino's Italian Ices has been making its products in Brooklyn since 1962.


Korner's open hours and delivery hours (minimum delivery: $9.00) are 
  • Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
    • Delivery 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, open noon to 9:30 p.m.
    • Delivery 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.

Location
Korner Pizzeria
226 Church Avenue, corner of E. 3rd Street
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 853-3755 
https://www.facebook.com/kornerpizzeria
Menu: http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/korner-pizzeria/menu

"LYRICS, TUNES, AND TALL TALES": SINGER-SONGWRITERS IN CONCERT


        Church Avenue Sessions Presents "Lyrics, Tunes and Tall Tales"
                     Thursday, July 6th, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Church Avenue Sessions presents "Lyrics, Tunes and Tall Tales," featuring four Brooklyn songwriters performing in-the-round, sharing the stories behind their songs as well as insights into their craft.


The songwriters--Avi Fox-Rosen, Bucky Hayes, Scott Stein, and Maddy Wyatt--will debut new music and collaborate on each other's songs in an intimate setting.

The ticket price is $15 at the door for an adult and $7 for a child under the age of sixteen.

This is the fourth concert for Church Avenue Sessions, the new monthly music series at Flatbush Jewish Center, in Kensington.

About the performers:
Avi Fox-Rosen is "an unapologetically genre defying singer songwriter...with a sardonic sense of humor, dense and dark lyrics, and enchantingly twisted melodies." Avi grew up in Los Angeles. (http://www.avifoxrosen.com/about.html)


Guitarist and singer-songwriter Bucky Hayes, "discovered the Grateful Dead, bought his first guitar at age 14, and saw an amazing Allman Brothers show; the course of his life was changed forever." He was born in Nashville and raised in both Central Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.  (http://www.buckyhayes.com/#about)

Pianist and singer-songwriter Scott Stein is "A classically trained composer with a jazz pianist’s touch but a pop aficionado’s sense of melody." He was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. (http://www.scottsteinmusic.com/about-1)

Maddy Wyatt, singer-songwriter, is the front-woman of her band of siblings WYATT, performing "
folk/pop infused with bits of psychedelia, California dreaming and French revolution." She grew up outside of Denver. (http://bandofwyatt.squarespace.com/about)

About Flatbush Jewish Center
Flatbush Jewish Center, a Conservative synagogue offering programming and services for families, adults, and children, serves the Windsor Terrace and Kensington communities and offers traditional egalitarian services. The congregation was organized in 1921.


Concert location
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 East 5th Street, corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 871-5200
fax: (718) 871-5204
e-mail: office @ flatbushjewishcenter.org
http://www.flatbushjewishcenter.org

https://www.facebook.com/FlatbushJewishCenter

Friday, June 23, 2017

SEEN ELSEWHERE, JUNE 23, 2017: ANTI-MUSLIM HATE CRIME. KENSINGTON AND WINDSOR TERRACE NEWS ON OTHER SITES

          Kensington and Windsor Terrace News on Other Sites

                                             Crime

Taser-toting Brooklyn man threatens to kill neighbor outside mosque

"on E. 2nd St. near Albemarle Road in Kensington"
 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/taser-toting-man-vows-kill-neighbor-brooklyn-mosque-article-1.3272567

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ALTERNATE SIDE RULES SUSPENDED FOR IDUL-FITR/EID AL-FITR




Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Monday, June 26th, and Tuesday, June 27th, for Idul-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr).

Parking meter regulations and all other parking regulations will be in effect.
Parking meter regulations are only suspended on the major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

FREE INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOW, "THE PUPPET PRINCESS"


"The Puppet Princess"
Sunday, June 25th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WonderSpark Puppets premieres "The Puppet Princess" in a free performance in the East Fourth Street Community Garden.

Princess Willow (portrayed by Jenny Hann, pictured above) has lost her best friend, Sprig the horse. The princess needs the audience's help to find him. Along the way, she and audience members sing songs together and make new friends in this highly-interactive puppet show.


Following the performance, children of all ages are invited to attend a workshop on making finger puppets. 

The show kicks off at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25th.
 
About WonderSpark Puppets


From the WonderSpark Puppets website:
Founded in 2009 by husband and wife team Chad Williams and Lindsey "Z." Briggs, WonderSpark Puppets infuse fun and whimsy into all their performances. Outside of birthday parties and Jewish holiday shows, we regularly bring laughter and joy to the patients and staff at Mt. Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital in Manhattan.
WonderSpark Puppets performs highly interactive puppet shows throughout the NYC area and beyond!  Since 2009 we have been entertaining family audiences at NYC landmarks like Central Park, the New York Public Library, Mt Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital, Bryant Park, and more.  Fusing puppetry and storytelling with memorable characters and silly songs, WonderSpark performs at public and private venues.

About the East Fourth Street Community Garden

From the East Fourth Street Community Garden website:
The East 4th Street Community Garden is comprised of members of the community that are interested in sustainable, eco-friendly gardening. Each member must fulfill yearly requirements, which are crucial to the long-term success of a vibrant community garden.

From April through October, the Garden is open to the public at the following times:

    Wednesday 4:00 – 6:00PM
    Saturday 9:00AM – 1:00PM
    Sunday 10:00AM – 2:00PM
    Whenever the gate is open!

In addition, the garden also welcomes visitors for a series of special events and workshops, such as Jazz concerts and Fall Harvest Festivals. See our Events Calendar for more information.

Location  
The East Fourth Street Community Garden
179 E. 4th Street
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn 
http://eastfourthstreetgarden.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/246036418909475


BENEFIT YOGA CLASS FOR NEW YORK ABORTION ACCESS FUND (NYAAF)

   Benefit Yoga Class for New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF)
               Saturday, June 24th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This dynamic flow yoga class is accessible to people at all levels. Marissa Velarde will teach it. Her classes are based on proper alignment and smart sequencing to encourage a sustainable and healthy yoga practice. Marissa teaches students to connect to their breath and use it to guide their movements and deepen their asanas.

A donation is requested; proceeds will go to the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF). NYAAF supports anyone who is unable to pay fully for an abortion and is living in or traveling to New York State by providing financial assistance and connections to other resources.

Pre-register here.

Third Root Community Health Center is a worker-owned cooperative of holistic healthcare practitioners, providing accessible classes and treatments to the Brooklyn community--yoga, acupuncture, massage, and herbal medicine.

Third Root believes in collaborative care, where providers and patients work together to foster collective well-being in body, mind, and spirit.

 
           SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.
 
Location
Third Root Community Health Center
380 Marlborough Road
between Cortelyou and Dorchester roads
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: (718) 940-9343
http://thirdroot.org
https://www.facebook.com/Third-Root-Community-Health-Center-204758465930
https://twitter.com/@thirdrootclinic

Thursday, June 22, 2017

VIGIL FOR DAY LABORER WHO DIED ON SUNDAY


         Stand for the Lives of Day Laborers - Vigil for Sirajul Hoque
                       Friday, June 23rd, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

While on the job at a construction site in East Flatbush this past Sunday, day laborer Sirajul Hoque fell three stories to his death. Loose scaffolding was reported to have led to his fall.

A resident of Brooklyn for more than ten years, Mr. Hoque was an undocumented worker who was helping to provide for his family in Bangladesh.

Join
DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving tomorrow (Friday) at 1:30 p.m. at the Bangladesh Muslim Center to pay respects to Sirajul Hoque during his Janaja (funeral). Demand that construction companies create safer work environments by investing in proper training and safety for their workers.

Read more about the incident in the Daily News article "
Construction worker dies after falling from scaffolding in Brooklyn."

The Bangladesh Muslim Center is at 105 Cortelyou Road, between McDonald Avenue and E. 2nd Street, in Kensington, Brooklyn.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SEEN ELSEWHERE, JUNE 21, 2017: KENSINGTON AND WINDSOR TERRACE NEWS ON OTHER SITES

Kensington and Windsor Terrace News on Other Sites

Crime
 
WATCH: Burglar Stealing Packages From Windsor Terrace, South Slope Building Lobbies: The man has been breaking into buildings with a screwdriver.

"Authorities are searching for a man who they say has been breaking into apartment buildings in Windsor Terrace and the South Slope-area with a screwdriver and stealing packages from them."

https://patch.com/new-york/windsorterrace/watch-windsor-terrace-burglar-stealing-packages-building-lobbies 

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 Real Estate

Sentinel sells 122-unit Kensington rental building for $33M
 
"70-94 Dahill Road, just south of the Green-Wood Cemetery, is entirely rent-stabilized."

https://therealdeal.com/2017/06/20/sentinel-sells-122-unit-kensington-rental-for-33m
 


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Social/Political/Cultural

Free wheelin’: Street art challenges preconceptions with a revolution
 

"A diversity-promoting twist on 'Wheel of Fortune' installed on signposts in Kensington and Windsor Terrace is challenging locals to imagine themselves in a different skin."

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/40/25/dtg-kensington-wheel-of-fortune-2017-06-23-bk.html


Monday, June 19, 2017

BREATHE AND RELAX AT AN AFTERNOON OF MEDITATION AND YOGA


Urban Retreat/Stay-cation
Saturday, July 22nd, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mayūra Yoga and Melyssa Davis Wellness will host three hours of meditation, yoga, and relaxation led by Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) Melyssa Davis and Carol Oliver. Both are registered with Yoga Alliance.

The event will take place at Family of Light Holistic Center on Saturday, July 22nd, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The "urban retreat/stay-cation" will include four gentle movement-based meditations to relax and refresh the senses, pranayama and meditation, and gentle yoga with guided relaxation.

Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat with you.

The fee for the session is $30. To register, contact Melyssa at wellness @ melyssadavis.com or (917) 975-6204 or contact Carol at mayūrayogalight @ gmail.com or (917) 407-3849.

Melyssa has been an RYT-200 Integral Hatha Yoga Instructor since June 2005.  Carol completed her RYT-200 Hour Training at Jaya Yoga Center in Brooklyn and has been teaching since
January 2016.

Family of Light Holistic Center is located at 717 Coney Island Avenue, between Cortelyou Road and Slocum Place.
 
Mayūra Yoga  मयूर
Carol Oliver, Ph.D., RYT
~Yoga for Everyone~
*Space* Breath* Movement
www.mayūrayoga.com


          SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT SMALL BUSINESSES.
 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

SENATOR PARKER WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS WHEN HE SPEAKS IN KENSINGTON


                  Albemarle Neighborhood Association Meeting
                  Thursday, June 22nd, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

New York State Senator Kevin Parker will be the guest speaker at the final Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) free community meeting until September.

Senator Parker, the whip for the Democratic Conference, serves residents of the 21st Senate District, comprised of parts of Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Ditmas Park, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, Park Slope, and Prospect Park South.

The senator was elected to the Senate in 2002. He is the Ranking Member of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee and the Energy and Telecommunications Committee. He is a member of the Banks, Finance, Higher Education, Insurance, Labor, Rules, and Technology and Innovation committees.

Foodtown and ANA will provide light refreshments.

Members and non-members of ANA are welcome to attend all ANA community meetings. Admission is free.

The meeting will be held outdoors on Albemarle Road, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets. Bring a chair with you to sit on.

If rain is a possibility, the meeting will be held in the Flatbush Jewish Center, 327 E. 5th Street, at the corner of Church Avenue. Enter the synagogue via the ramp on E. 5th Street. Use the stairs or the wheelchair-accessible elevator to go downstairs to the Hanid Room.


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About Albemarle Neighborhood Association

Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) is the oldest neighborhood association in Brooklyn. Since its founding in 1973, it has worked to advance Kensington's quality of life. ANA's meetings are free and are open to the public. They provide a place for Kensington's residents to address safety, security, and quality of life issues.

ANA helps create a safe and stable neighborhood by working closely with its members, other neighborhood residents, city agencies, and elected officials to address key issues.

New members are welcome to join. This strengthens ANA's impact. Membership is open to everyone who resides in or owns a business in the geographic area ANA that serves:

    northern border: the north side of Caton Avenue
    southern border: the south side of Beverley Road
    western border: the west side of McDonald Avenue
    eastern border: the east side of Ocean Parkway

An individual or family membership costs $20 per year. Associate Membership dues for business owners cost $25 per year.

Meetings are held in March, April, May, June, September, October, and November.


REOPENING OF TACOS EL CATRIN



Tacos El Catrin, formerly on E. 7th Street, had its grand opening yesterday in its new location at 513 Coney Island Avenue, between Turner Place and Hinckley Place (which are between Albemarle and Beverley roads).

In addition to maintaining the previous menu, the restaurant will have a full-service bar.

The storefront's former occupant was Cancun Bar.

Tacos El Catrin
513 Coney Island Avenue
between Turner Place and Hinckley Place
phone: (347) 240-4332

DRIVER'S LICENSE CHECK AND CRIME PREVENTION DRIVE (FREE)

License Check and Crime Prevention Drive
Thursday, June 22nd, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make sure your driver's license hasn't inadvertently been suspended. Get it checked at the Community Board 12 office next Thursday, June 22nd, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

At the same time on Thursday, get tips from the crime prevention officers of the 66th Precinct on how to safeguard your home and your possessions when you're away.

If you can't go there on Thursday, call the office during office hours (by Thursday) and they'll find out for you. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Community Board 12 office is at 5910 13th Avenue, between 59th and 60th streets, in Borough Park.

Friday, June 16, 2017

FREE OAXACAN FOLK MIRROR AND FRAME WORKSHOP THIS WEEKEND



Oaxacan Folk Mirror and Frame Workshop
Sunday, June 18th, noon to 4:00 p.m.

Make your own mirror, like those from Oaxaca, Mexico, at an art workshop on Sunday at Avenue C Plaza. Work with metal and tin to create a mirror and engrave floral patterns, the sun and the moon, or the sacred heart, using wooden tools. Emboss traditional patterns into tin frames and decorate them with vivid colors.

Workshop location

the white tent
ArtBuilt Mobile Studio
Avenue C Plaza
intersection of Avenue C and the east side of Mcdonald Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn
map

AGENDA SET FOR FINAL WINDSOR TERRACE/SUNSET PARK COMMUNITY BOARD 7 MEETING UNTIL SEPTEMBER




UPDATE: The board approved the proposed bike lanes on 10th and 11th avenues.

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Community Board 7 Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The regular monthly Board Meeting of Community Board 7 will be held on Wednesday, June 21st, from 6:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. This month, the meeting will be held in the chapel in Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street (corner of 5th Avenue at 25th Street), Sunset Park.

Following is the proposed agenda:

1. The Pledge of Allegiance
2. Opening of the meeting
3. Adoption of the agenda
4. Adoption of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of May 17, 2017
5. Public Comment
6. Committee Reports:
   A) Immigration Committee - Tabled In May
        1) “Know Your Rights” training by Atlas DIY (Report Pending. No Vote Scheduled)
   B) Health Committee
        1) Presentation by NYU/Lutheran on the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP).  (Report Pending)
   C) Parks Committee
        1) Presentation by Borough Commissioner Marty Maher on updates on Sunset Park capital projects
        2) Presentation by Elizabeth Masella, Department of Parks & Recreation on upcoming public art installation in Sunset Park (Report Pending. No Vote Scheduled)
   D) Sanitation & Environment Committee
        1) Presentation by James Gennaro from DEC on NYC Sustainability and Resiliency-How the Department of Environmental Conservation can be of service to the community
        2) Oak Wilt Disease Protective Zone in Community District 7
        3) Department of Sanitation presentation on implementation of organics collection from 45th to 65th Streets (Report Pending. No Vote Scheduled)
   E) Transportation Committee
        1) Presentation by DOT on proposed bike lanes on 10th Avenue (between Prospect Park Southwest and 18th Street) and on 11th Avenue/Terrace Place (between Prospect Park Southwest and McDonald Avenue) (Report Pending)
7. Elected Officials' Representatives
8. District Manager’s Report
9. Chairperson’s Report
10. Old Business
11. New Business
12. Public Comment
13. Adjournment

Thursday, June 15, 2017

FREE HANDS-ON HENNA WORKSHOP THIS WEEKEND


                                Hands-on Henna Workshop
                         Saturday, June 17th, noon to 3:00 p.m.

Join local henna artist Sabia Hanif of The Brooklyn Henna Company at a henna workshop this Saturday. Sabia is an
Ash Kumar Certified Henna Artist. 

Create and preserve your own henna designs. Learn to design your own intricate patterns on picture frames and candles to take home with you. Supplies will be provided.

Workshop location
the white tent
ArtBuilt Mobile Studio 
Avenue C Plaza
intersection of Avenue C and the east side of McDonald Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn
(map)


TO SUPPORT UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE IN NEW YORK, CALL TWO STATE SENATORS AND SIGN A PETITION




Guest editorial by Tim Munier, RN, member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Kensington resident

There is currently a bill in the New York State Senate that would establish a statewide universal health care system and could help families living in Kensington save up to $6,000 a year.

Far from being a program that simply taxes the middle-class to help the poor, universal health care eliminates staggering healthcare costs that so often threaten to destroy middle-class life and small business ownership.

This bill is called The New York Health Act (NYHA), and it just recently passed the state assembly for the third year in a row. This year, however, it has progressed further in the state senate than ever before and requires only one more vote before going to Governor Cuomo for approval.  

Like Medicare and Medicaid, under the NYHA, there would be no deductibles or premiums. Everyone would have access to health coverage regardless of age, income, or pre-existing conditions.

About 60% of our neighborhood is already covered by public health coverage plans like Medicare and Medicaid. The NYHA would extend this coverage to everyone in Kensington and expand coverage to include primary care, specialists, hospitalization, mental health, reproductive health, dental, vision, prescription drug, and medical supply costs.

It would guarantee and protect our health coverage from expensive commercial plans and federal plans to cut public health coverage.   

The NYHA would also be good for the dozens of small businesses up and down Church, McDonald, and Coney Island avenues. Small businesses, who pay proportionately more than large businesses under the insurance-based system, would be relieved of the enormous burden of paying for their employees’ health care.

Further, the NYHA would ensure no network restriction. That is, every New Yorker would have the freedom to pick their own providers and there would be no insurance company standing between you and your healthcare provider.

For this reason, many prominent members of the medical industry have endorsed the NYHA. These groups include The New York State American Academy of Pediatrics, The New York State Nurses Association, The New York State Academy of Family Physicians, and the Doctors Council SEIU.

The bill has passed the New York State Assembly three years in a row. It only needs to pass the New York State Senate for the governor to be able to sign it into law, and this year it has gotten more support than ever before.

Senator Simcha Felder, who represents much of Kensington, is the only Democratic senator who has failed to endorse the NYHA. With health coverage under threat by insurance companies and greedy politicians in Washington, there has never been a more important time to pass the New York Health Act. Let’s let Senator Felder know that we need the New York Health Act!

Here’s how:
  • Call State Senator Simcha Felder at (518) 455-2754 and ask him to support the bill: 
"Hi, my name is _____. I am a constituent calling from zip code _____. I urge Sen. Simcha Felder to publicly support Senate Bill S4840, the New York Health Act.

He has the health and money of millions of New Yorkers in his hands. We are watching his actions with the 2018 election in mind."
  • Call State Senator Kemp Hannon, the chair of the Senate Health Committee, at (518) 455-2200. As the chair, he's responsible for the health of all New Yorkers and can vote to kill the bill in committee.
"Hi, my name is ____ and I am a New York state resident. I urge Sen. Kemp Hannon to publicly support Senate Bill S4840, the New York Health Act.
He has the health and money of millions of New Yorkers in his hands. We are watching his actions with the 2018 election in mind."
  • Go to the state senate website at the link here and vote "Aye" on the bill.
  • Read more about small businesses and the NYHA here.