Rosie’s Statement on the Aftermath of East Village Explosion

For Immediate Release
March 30th, 2015

Contact: John Blasco, Director of Communications
jblasco@council.nyc.gov | 212.677.1077

NYC Council Member Rosie Mendez Statement on the Aftermath of East Village Explosion

“When our city experiences a disaster such as the explosion that occurred last week in my district, we see New Yorkers at their best. The explosion on 2nd Avenue led many individuals to display their fearlessness and courage to aide people in danger. Many victims were pulled from the rubble and assisted down from fire escapes.

“I would like to thank all of the agencies and organizations involved in assisting and protecting our neighbors from combatting the fire to restoring services. Thank you to the FDNY, NYPD, OEM, Red Cross NY, Small Business Services, LES Ready, P.S.63, the Thompkins Square Library, Animal Care & Control, Community Board 3 and many others.

“This explosion was a true tragedy that has rendered many homeless and took the lives of two young men. My heart goes out to the individuals who have lost a friend or family member. I hope the families can find some comfort in that they will be able to move forward with a proper service for their loved one.

“This week, the city will continue to station an emergency resource center in the East Village for residents to obtain a variety of services including relocation and mental health referrals. New Yorkers and East Villagers are strong and resilient and we will survive this trying moment.”

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Statement on the Aftermath of East Village Explosion

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