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10/18: Visioning Session for Joseph C. Sauer Park

As part of the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks will host a public input meeting to gather community ideas for the redesign of Joseph C. Sauer Park – E. 12th St between Ave. A & Ave. B.

The Community Parks Initiative is investing new City resources in parks in communities that need it most. NYC Parks will spend $318 million to rebuild parks in neighborhoods all over the city – including Joseph C. Sauer Park.

Details:
Wednesday, October 18th, 6:30pm
Campos Plaza Community Center
611 East 13th St. (between Avenue B and Avenue C, north side of street)
Refreshments served

Come share your ideas on how to improve Joseph C. Sauer Park. Please share this invitation with family, friends, neighbors, and park users!

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** NW Corner of 7th St & 2nd Ave Co-Named After Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Locon

 

OCTOBER 14, 2017

Contact: John Blasco, 646-784-1559, jblasco@council.nyc.gov

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

The Northwest Corner of East 7th Street and 2nd Avenue is Co-named Nicholas Figueroa Way and Moises Locón Way in Honor of the Victims Killed in the East Village Explosion

WHO:

  • Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, District 2
  • Public Advocate Letitia James
  • Comptroller Scott Stringer
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
  • State Senator Brad Hoylman
  • Jamie Rogers, Chair, Community Board 3
  • Ana and Nixon, Parents of Nicholas Figueroa
  • Alfredo Locón, Brother of Moises Locón
  • Rev. Jacqueline Lewis, Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church

WHEN: Saturday, October 14th, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: NW Corner of East 7th Street and 2nd Avenue

New York – On March 26th 2015, an explosion caused by illegal gas tampering, took the lives of Moises Locón, 27, and Nicholas Figueroa, 23; led to the collapse of three buildings located at 119, 121, and 123 Second Avenue, rendered dozens of families homeless; and temporarily displaced several small businesses and neighboring area residents for weeks and in some cases months.

On October 14th, Councilwoman Mendez will be joined by her colleagues in government, as well as the family of Nicholas Figueroa and Moises Locón to unveil the new street blades that will co-name the northwest corner after Nicholas and Moises. The introduction to co-name this corner was passed by Community Board 3 and the New York City Council earlier this year. Attendees will also include first responders from the tragic event and Rev. Jacqueline Lewis, Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church; which also served as a location for FDNY, OEM, NYPD, and other first responders at the time of the explosion.

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RSVP Today: Self-Defense Class 10/24

RSVP today for the Free Self-Defense Training sponsored by Rosie and facilitated by the Center for Anti-Violence Education. The training will involve some basic techniques. The class is open to all. Ages 14-18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

We are accepting 50 RSVPs.

Details:
Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30-8PM
Boys and Girls Republic: 888 East 6th Street

RSVP with Alaysia Martin at amartin@council.nyc.gov or call 212-677-1077.

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Street Co-Naming Ceremony: Nicholas Figueroa Way & Moises Locon Way

On March 26, 2015 an explosion that was caused by illegal gas tampering: took the lives of Moises Locón, 27, and Nicholas Figueroa, 23; and led to the collapse of three buildings located at 119, 121, and 123 Second Avenue, rendered dozens of families homeless; and temporarily displaced several small businesses and neighboring area residents for weeks and in some cases months.

Councilwoman Rosie Mendez worked to commemorate and honor the young lives of Nicholas and Moises with the street co-naming of 2nd avenue and E 7th Street as Nicholas Figueroa Way and Moises Locon Way, so we can remember them.

Please join us in this event and share this invitation with your community and friends.

Saturday, October 14th 2017 , 11AM

East 7th Street and 2nd Avenue

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