Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“BMB” Street Gang Member Sentenced To More Than 27 Years In Prison For Murder Of Bronx Teenager And Other Racketeering Crimes

  Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MARTIN MITCHELL, a/k/a “Tyliek,” a member of a violent street gang in the Bronx called the “Big Money Bosses” (“BMB”), was sentenced yesterday to 327 months in prison for his gang-related crimes, including the June 22, 2014, murder of 17-year-old Keshon Potterfield.  MITCHELL pled guilty on December 30, 2016, to conspiracy to commit racketeering and to killing Potterfield, and was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “Martin Mitchell was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for the cowardly murder of Keshon Potterfield, a teenager whom Mitchell shot in the back.  This significant sentence will take a violent offender off the street and, hopefully, provide Keshon Potterfield’s family some measure of justice.  We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prevent gang violence and keep our streets safe.”
According to court documents and statements made during the public proceedings in this case:
BMB is a subset of the “Young Bosses,” or “YBz” street gang, which operates throughout New York City.  Between 2007 and 2016, members and associates of BMB committed numerous acts of violence against rival gang members in the Bronx – including murders, attempted murders, and armed robberies – and sold crack cocaine, marijuana, and oxycodone.   
MITCHELL was a member of BMB.  On June 22, 2014, MITCHELL and other members of BMB attended a birthday party in the backyard of a residence on East 232nd Street in the Bronx.  MITCHELL obtained a gun from fellow BMB member Donque Tyrell, a/k/a “Polo Rell,” then used that gun to shoot and kill Potterfield as he ran from the BMB members.  As part of the plea agreement he signed, MITCHELL also admitted to attempting to murder two other rival gang members on different occasions, armed robbery, and drug trafficking.
MITCHELL, 23, of the Bronx, was arrested in this case as a result of a multi-year investigation by the New York City Police Department’s (“NYPD”) Bronx Gang Squad, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Violent Gang Unit, the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Joint Firearms Task Force of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives into gang violence in the Northern Bronx.
Mr. Berman praised the outstanding work of the NYPD’s Bronx Homicide Task Force, the NYPD’s 47th Precinct Detective Squad, the NYPD’s Bronx Gang Squad, HSI, DEA, and ATF.

5 Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Robbery And Murder

  Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment charging LUIS SEMIDAY, a/k/a “PopOff,” RICHARD JIMENEZ, a/k/a “Showtime,” KEVIN CRUZ, a/k/a “Juice,” IRA LAWSON, a/k/a “Malachi,” and CURTIS HINES, a/k/a “Curt,” a/k/a “Gz,” with robbery conspiracy, robbery, and murder through the use of a firearm.  The charges arise out of a robbery of a marijuana dealer in the Bronx on February 4, 2018, during which Jonathan Tuck was unintentionally shot and killed.  JIMENEZ, CRUZ, LAWSON, and HINES were arrested yesterday and this morning, and will be presented this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.  SEMIDAY is still at large.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said:  “As alleged in the Indictment, the defendants planned and carried out the violent armed robbery of a marijuana dealer in the Bronx.  In the course of that robbery, 25-year-old Jonathan Tuck was killed.  Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the NYPD and the Special Agents of our Office, five defendants now face charges for their role in these terrible crimes.”
NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said:  “I applaud the tireless work of our NYPD detectives and our partners at the Southern District, whose close collaboration led to today’s charges.  We have zero tolerance for crime and violence of any kind in our city, and New Yorkers in every neighborhood deserve to feel safe on our streets.  Today, these five men are correctly being held accountable for their actions – which include, tragically, ending another man’s life.”
According to the allegations in the Indictment unsealed today in Manhattan federal court[1]:
On February 4, 2018, SEMIDAY, JIMENEZ, CRUZ, LAWSON, and HINES planned and carried out a gunpoint robbery of a drug dealer at 2334 Washington Avenue in the Bronx.  During the course of the robbery, Jonathan Tuck was unintentionally shot and killed.       
SEMIDAY, 22, of the Bronx, New York, JIMENEZ, 21, of New York, New York, CRUZ, 23, of the Bronx, New York, LAWSON, 24 of the Bronx, New York, and HINES, 20, of the Bronx, New York, are each charged with one count of robbery conspiracy, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; one count of robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and one count of murder through the use of a firearm, which carries a maximum sentence of death or life in prison.  The maximum potential sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencings of the defendants will be determined by the judge.
Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the NYPD and the Special Agents of the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.  He added that the investigation is continuing.
The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
[1] As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment constitutes only allegations, and every fact described herein should be treated as an allegation.

Comptroller Stringer: City Continues to Short Change Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Fifth annual report reveals City received fourth consecutive “D+” grade overall,”F” grade among African American owned businesses
City contracted just five percent of $19.3 billion budget with M/WBEs in Fiscal Year 2018
Lack of progress highlights need for City Charter mandated Chief Diversity Officer in City Hall and at each City agency
   New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer revealed that New York City is still lagging behind on spending with minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) and renewed his call for a Chief Diversity Officer in each City agency and in City Hall.  The fifth annual Making the Grade” report, which evaluates each City agency’s spending with M/WBEs, showed that while overall spending with diverse firms increased in Fiscal Year 2018, 80% of certified M/WBEs are still not receiving any business from the City.  The City received its fourth-consecutive “D+” grade by awarding $1 billion in contracts to M/WBEs out of a $19.3 billion budget in FY18 – just 5.5 percent of the total budget.
Comptroller Stringer has been issuing Making the Grade since 2014 in an effort to drive the City to improve its spending with diverse firms, and hold agencies accountable when they fail to do so. This year’s report highlights the City’s failure to meet spending goals with firms owned by women, Hispanic-Americans and Asian-Americans, but sounds the loudest alarm on the City’s spending with Black-owned firms. Despite an overall “D+” grade, the City earned an “F” for spending with Black-owned firms.  Meanwhile, spending with Asian-American firms earned the City a “C”, with Hispanic-Americans a “D”, and with Women-owned firms a “D.”
“New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and yet our own government fails to make fairness and equality a priority when it comes to spending city dollars.  There needs to be someone in every city agency making sure minority and women-owned businesses are being given a fair shot to get a piece of a $19 billion budget – that’s why the City Charter has to be changed to include a Chief Diversity Officer,” said Comptroller Stringer. “If we are going to build a five borough economy, we cannot perpetuate a system that fails to build wealth in communities that have historically been left behind. While progress is happening, this report shows just how far we have to go.”
Despite the City’s overall “D+” grade, several agencies made progress over the last fiscal year.
  • Grades increased at 9 agencies, decreased at 5 agencies, and stayed the same at 17 agencies – meaning almost 30 percent of agencies increased their grade.
  • Three agencies received an “A” grade – Department for the Aging, Commission on Human Rights, and Department of Health and mental Hygiene.
  • However, ten agencies that received either a “D” or “F” grade account for 50 percent of the City’s total M/WBE spending, depressing the citywide grade despite areas of improvement.
Stringer’s report advances four proposals to level the playing field for M/WBEs and ensure the City’s multi-billion dollar procurement budget is lifting up all New Yorkers.
A charter mandated Chief Diversity Officer. Accountability begins at the top – and that’s why Comptroller Stringer is calling for a City Charter change to mandate the hiring of a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) in the Mayor’s cabinet and in every city agency.  According to public data, out of 32 mayoral agencies, only seven currently have a CDO, with only four reporting to the Commissioner. But every agency needs a dedicated, executive-level leader to focus on diversity and drive results. The current City Charter Revision Commission provides a unique opportunity to enshrine a CDO in the City’s governing document.
Create competitive opportunities for M/WBEs on citywide requirements contracts. A major obstacle to increasing M/WBE spending is the Citywide requirements contracts that represent approximately 10 percent of the City’s total budget. These contracts are agreements that agencies enter with a limited number of vendors to meet the City’s demand for particular goods or services on an “as-needed” basis, often over multiple years.  Examples of items and services purchased through requirement contracts are automobiles, fuel, equipment maintenance, cleaning services, large scale printing of election documents, and more.  The City spent more than $1.5 billion through requirement contracts in FY18, but M/WBEs received only $102.5 million – less than seven percent – of this spending.  The City should increase opportunities for M/WBEs by awarding requirements contracts to a pool of vendors, rather than one vendor alone, and by striving to include M/WBE subcontracting goals in all requirements contracts.
The City should require prime vendors to disclose details about their commitment to diversity, including their own supplier diversity plans. In FY18, the City’s top 25 vendors received $2.7 billion from the City, but only 3.8% of those dollars made it to M/WBEs. To encourage more M/WBE opportunities among top vendors, the City should require vendors to share details of their own supplier diversity programs when they bid on City contracts. Agencies should be allowed to award points to prospective vendors with robust M/WBE programs and Chief Diversity Officers.
The City Charter should be amended to alleviate the financial burden of contract delays for M/WBE vendors by assigning deadlines to every agency in the contract review process. In FY18, one in four M/WBEs had to work for at least three months without a contract in place or wait just as long after their contract start date to begin work.  Meanwhile, over 69 percent of contracts awarded to certified M/WBE vendors were submitted to the Comptroller’s Office for registration after the contract date.  Without a registered contract, a vendor cannot get paid – that’s interrupted cashflow.  In order to make the process more efficient, transparent, and sustainable for all firms, the Charter Revision Commission should include specific timeframes for each oversight agency in the procurement process.
“In a City that prides itself on opportunity, women and people of color in business continue to be sidelined and neglected, ” said Public Advocate Letitia James. “In a City that thrives on diversity and inclusion, it’s our duty to ensure that M/WBEs are given the opportunities they need to survive. I commend Comptroller Scott Stringer for his continued efforts to highlight and correct this important issue.”
To read the full report, click here.

Riverdale Rally in Support of Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  Hundreds of residents of Riverdale and others came together at the Riverdale Monument at the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and West 239th Street in support of what happened at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburg last Saturday during Sabbath Services. 

  Elected officials were on hand but did not speak, and police from the 50th precinct did a fine job of keeping the rally safe, while allowing rush hour traffic to flow. Riverdale is home to the largest Jewish population in the Bronx with many different synagogues offering the residents religious services. 

  People who attended said they wanted to show support, and some were afraid that this could happen in Riverdale. Several years ago the police and Homeland Security foiled a plot to bomb two synagogues in Riverdale. 

  As nighttime arrived people were holding candles for those who were killed in the Tree of Life synagogue.


  Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York held an interfaith prayer vigil to support the Jewish community and stand united against hatred in response to the murder of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend.

More than 100 clergy members, elected officials, community leaders, judges and members of the public joined together on the steps of The Bronx County Building for the vigil.

“We come together to say, unequivocally and in no uncertain terms, that we will not allow for any coward, or anyone who thinks that they’re going to divide us and put fear in our hearts to win the day,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. at the event. “More hate is not the answer. More guns are not the answer. We cannot allow for anyone to beat us psychologically into believing that we have to be a gun-toting society. Love is the only answer.”

“Our response is a collective response to the outrage this past Saturday at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” said Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice President & CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. “Eleven people lost their lives in a sanctuary of peace because of the actions of someone who viewed hatred as their sanctity. We here in New York, and in fact all Americans, should never, ever tolerate hate. We’re all holding hands, proverbially, all speaking about love, about peace.”

  Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark says that this will not be tolerated in the Bronx.

Monday, October 29, 2018

11 Defendants Charged In Federal Court With Committing Narcotics And Firearms Offenses In The Bronx

  Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), and Keith Kruskall, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), today announced the unsealing of an Indictment and a Complaint charging a total of 11 defendants with committing various narcotics and firearms offenses in the Bronx, New York.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman stated:  “Today’s charges target multiple forms of alleged drug dealing and the gun violence that accompanies the drug trade.  From feeding the opioid crisis through the sale of Oxycodone, to pouring crack into our streets, to possessing and firing guns to secure drug territory, the alleged conduct of these 11 defendants fueled a cycle of addiction and violence.  The joint investigative work of the NYPD and the DEA leading to today’s arrests reflects the ongoing commitment of federal and local authorities to break this cycle.”
DEA Acting Special Agent-In-Charge Keith Kruskall said:  “DEA supports the NYPD in their efforts to protect New Yorkers from drug traffickers and the associated violence.  This investigation identified and arrested crew members who allegedly pushed oxycodone, crack, and marijuana into user’s hands, threatening neighbors with drug addiction and gun violence.”
NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said:  “The NYPD is relentless in our commitment to fight crime and keep all New Yorkers safe.  By directly answering community concerns and enhancing our solid working relationships with the Southern District and the DEA, we are consistently able to remove drug dealers from our neighborhoods and avert the violence so often associated with their criminal activities.”
As alleged in the Indictment and Complaint unsealed today in Manhattan federal court[1]:
Between 2015 through 2018, JENCY DIAZ, a/k/a “JC,” KEVIN MORA, a/k/a “Jaffy,” CERENE MAYES, a/k/a “Mama,” HOWARD AYLLON, a/k/a “Kapo,” MYRON DECOSTA, and CARLA DECOSTA, conspired to sell Oxycodone.
In 2013 and 2014, KEVIN MORA, ARTURO MORA, a/k/a “Etho,” and WHYKEE JOHNSON, conspired to sell crack cocaine and marijuana and possessed firearms in furtherance of that conspiracy, some of which were brandished and discharged.
Between April 2018 and the present, ALAN ARIAS, WALTHER CASTILLO, a/k/a “Walter,” and RUDY DELGADO, conspired to sell more than 280 grams of crack cocaine in and around the Bronx, New York. 
Seven defendants were taken into federal custody in the Bronx this morning.  Those defendants will be presented in Manhattan federal court today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.  CARLA DECOSTA was arrested in Delaware this morning and will be presented in federal court there today.  JOHNSON was already in federal custody and will be arraigned at a future date.  Defendants ARTURO MORA and ALAN ARIAS remain at large.
Charts containing the names of the defendants who were charged today, and the charges and maximum penalties they face, are attached.  The statutory maximum penalties are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencings of the defendants would be determined by the respective judges.
Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the NYPD and the DEA.  Mr. Berman also thanked the Bronx District Attorney’s Office for its assistance in the case.
The charges contained in the Indictment and Complaint are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
United States v. Jency Diaz, et al., 18 Cr. 749
United States v. Alan Arias, et al., 18 Mag. 9136
Narcotics conspiracy
(Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone.)
    a/k/a “JC” (27 years old)
    a/k/a “Jaffy” (30 years old)
    a/k/a “Mama” (59 years old)
    a/k/a “Kapo” (30 years old)
MYRON DECOSTA (39 years old)
CARLA DECOSTA (45 years old)
20 years in prison

Narcotics conspiracy
(Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine.)
    a/k/a “Jaffy”
    a/k/a “Etho” (29 years old)
20 years in prison
Possession and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
    a/k/a “Jaffy”
    a/k/a “Etho”
WHYKEE JOHNSON (32 years old)
Life in prison

Mandatory minimum:
ten years in prison, to be imposed consecutively to any other sentence
Narcotics conspiracy
(Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine.)
ALAN ARIAS (25 years old)
    a/k/a “Walter” (33 years old)
RUDY DELGADO (33 years old)
Life in prison

Mandatory minimum:
10 years in prison
[1] As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the texts of the Indictment and the Complaint, as well as the descriptions of the Indictment and the Complaint set forth below constitute only allegations, and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.


Commissioners, Volunteers, and Staff Will Be Working Throughout the City to Educate New Yorkers on Ballot Proposals for the November 6 General Election

  The New York City Charter Revision Commission will begin hosting Days of Action starting on Tuesday, October 30th as part of its “Flip Your Ballot, Vote on the Issues” public education campaign. During these Days of Action, Commission members, staff and community volunteers will be providing non-partisan public education materials to New Yorkers at high-traffic areas throughout the city, like subway and bus stops, schools, business districts and health care facilities.

These Days of Action will occur through the General Election and are part of the Commission's extensive work informing New Yorkers about the ballot questions. New Yorkers can learn about the ballot questions and sign up to volunteer at or on FacebookTwitter and Instagram at @NYCCharter.  Last week, the New York City Charter Revision Commission unveiled a new TV ad titled ‘Flip,’ reminding New Yorkers about the three questions that will appear on their ballots.

Who: New York City Charter Revision Commissioner, volunteers and staff

What: Kick off of the General Election Flip Your Ballot Days of Action

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 4pm-7pm

Where: Citywide, including:

  • Bronx: 149th St/3rd Ave on the 2,5 line
  • Brooklyn: Court St / Borough Hall station on the 2,3,4,5 line
  • Manhattan: 125th St station on the A, B, C, D line
  • Queens: 74th St.-Broadway/ Roosevelt Ave. Jackson Heights on the 7, E, F, M,
  • Staten Island: Staten Island Ferry-St. George Terminal


New Yorkers will have access to City interpreters at approximately 100 poll sites in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, assisting voters who speak Russian, Haitian Creole, Italian, Arabic, Polish or Yiddish

  Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Member Mark Treyger and the City Council today announced additional efforts to make voting easier for limited English proficient voters. Building upon the 2017 poll site interpretation pilot, the Administration will provide interpretation services at approximately 100 poll sites throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island this Election Day, November 6, 2018.

Currently, the Board of Elections provides interpretation services in certain poll sites in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Bangla, as required by the Voting Rights Act. The Administration will be filling a gap across communities by providing interpretation services in the additional six most commonly spoken languages among limited English proficient eligible voters at poll sites with the greatest concentrations of these individuals. These languages are Russian, Haitian Creole, Italian, Arabic, Polish and Yiddish.

Using Census data and to ensure nonpartisanship, the City took a scientific and statistical approach when identifying poll sites in election districts with the highest needs for these services. Led by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, this project complements efforts by the BOE to lower language barriers to voting.

“The language you speak and understand should not be a barrier to civic participation,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Voting should be an easy task, and we’re upholding that truth by identifying and filling gaps in communities where translation services are needed. Whether it’s Haitian Creole, Russian or Arabic, we’re making sure that you’ll be able to participate in our democracy no matter what language you speak.”

“We want all New Yorkers to be a part of our democracy, which is why the Council along with the de Blasio Administration is increasing access to language interpreters at polling sites. Close to 40 percent of New York residents are foreign-born, so we know there is a need for these kinds of services. I encourage all eligible New Yorkers to get out and vote this Election Day,” said Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

“Our diversity is what makes New York City so unique and special,” said Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives J. Phillip Thompson. “This investment in interpretation services will help ensure that the language you speak is not a factor in casting your ballot, and that our diversity is reflected in our elections and government.”

“No New Yorker should be prevented from exercising her constitutional right to vote because she cannot speak English,” said Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs. “By placing interpreters at select poll sites in languages beyond the minimum required by law, we are taking a momentous step towards full and true access to the polls for all voters, no matter how they say ‘I voted.’”

“Participating in elections is a fundamental right that we will continue protect, regardless of the language you speak,” said Chief Democracy Officer Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune. “I applaud Mayor de Blasio and the City Council for making interpretation services a priority and removing a critical barrier to voting so all New Yorkers can make their voice heard on November 6th.”

“Voting should be easy and accessible. We need to address our city’s low voter turnout and make our democracy more inclusive, particularly in communities where systemic barriers exist. I’m proud to have advocated for and secured funds for a pilot program to provide interpreters for Russian and Haitian Creole speakers at 20 poll sites in Brooklyn last year, and prouder still of working with Speaker Johnson and Mayor de Blasio to expand the program this year to include more languages, activating and empowering civic engagement amongst more New Yorkers,” said Council Member Mark Treyger.

This year, more New Yorkers from a diverse set of backgrounds will have additional tools to exercise their right to vote. The de Blasio Administration has invested $640,000 to provide interpretation services at approximately 100 poll sites identified as having the highest need for these services in Russian, Haitian Creole, Italian, Arabic, Polish and Yiddish. This investment includes the hiring of personnel through Langlo Inc., a City-certified M/WBE language services vendor. MOIA partnered with Common Cause New York to provide training and is also assisting with additional supervision.

As part of this nonpartisan effort to limit barriers to voting, MOIA and the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit partnered to analyze detailed census data. This data helped identify the top 15 languages spoken by limited English proficient New Yorkers: Russian, Haitian Creole, Italian, Polish, Arabic, Yiddish, Greek, Albanian, Tagalog, Urdu and French, in addition to the languages covered by the Voting Rights Act.

MOIA and CAU further analyzed this census data to identify the percentage of people within these populations who are 18 years or older and eligible to vote to determine where the highest need for interpretation services at poll sites exist. MOIA then selected approximately the top 100 poll sites among the top six languages, based on the availability of resources for this project.

These services will be available entirely at a voter’s voluntary discretion. Staff will be provided with a four-hour training that mirrors the BOE’s own training, including non-electioneering protocols, providing interpretation services, maintaining voter privacy, the voting process and New York City’s Election Day operations. Poll site project staff will operate at a minimum of 101 feet outside of a poll site, per BOE’s specifications, and will accompany voters into poll sites upon request. Staff will identify themselves by wearing pins with “interpreter” listed in English and the additional language they speak.

City interpreters will be available from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Election Day. In the lead up to Election Day, MOIA staff will educate communities about these services.

Last year’s pilot program has outlined the City’s work for Election Day 2018. In 2017, the poll site interpretation pilot provided interpretation services in Russian and Haitian Creole at 20 poll sites in Brooklyn.
“Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and giving people the opportunity to participate in the language they are most comfortable with makes for a more informed and inclusive electorate,” said Congressman Joe Crowley. "This project will help voters who need assistance in a language other than English and will help elections officials better serve our diverse communities. I applaud the Office of Immigrant Affairs for this initiative which will help expand voter access across the city.”

2018 Poll Site Interpretation Services

Staten Island: 1 site

Poll Site NamePoll Site AddressLanguage(s)
PS 39 Francis J. Murphy Jr.71 Sand LaneРУССКИЙ - Russian

Queens: 14 sites

Poll Site NamePoll Site AddressLanguage(s)
JHS 157-Stephen A Halsey63-55 102 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 175-Lynn Gross Discovery School64-35 102 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 206-Horace Harding School61-02 98 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 139-Rego Park93-06 63 DriveРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 220-Edward Mandel62-10 108 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 99-Kew Gardens82-37 Kew Gardens RoadРУССКИЙ - Russian
Evelyn & Lou Grn Res19-15 Seagirt BlvdРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 154-Queens75-02 162 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 165-Edith K. Bergtraum70-35 150 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 117-J.Keld / Briarwood School85-15 143 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
JHS 217-Robert A. Van Wyck85-05 144 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Forest Hills HS67-01 110 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 34-John Harvard104-12 Springfield BoulevardKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 207-Rockwood Park159-15 88 StreetITALIANO - Italian

Brooklyn: 86 Sites

Poll Site NamePoll Site AddressLanguage(s)
Shorefront YM-YWHA3300 Coney Island AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 231875 East 17 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 522675 East 29 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 1282075 84 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 2062200 Gravesend Neck RoadРУССКИЙ - Russian
Bay Academy-IS 981401 Emmons AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 2266006 23 AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 2092609 East 7 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Trump Village Bldg 7A2942 West 5 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Marlboro Memorial Post300 Avenue XРУССКИЙ - Russian
IS 9699 Avenue PРУССКИЙ - Russian
St. Marks School2602 East 19th StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Seacoast Towers1311 Brightwater AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 68250 Avenue PРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 902840 West 12 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 2541801 Avenue YРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 216350 Avenue XРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 1531970 Homecrest AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
العربية - Arabic
PS 1971599 East 22 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 62 JHS700 Cortelyou RoadРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 991120 East 10 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
William E. Grady CTE High School25 Brighton 4 RoadРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 2381633 East 8 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Ed R Murrow HS1600 Avenue LРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 177346 Avenue PРУССКИЙ - Russian
Agudath Sr Ctr817 Avenue HРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 3461400 Pennsylvania AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 1883314 Neptune AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 2862525 Haring StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Trump Village Bldg 3A444 Neptune AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
St. Brendan Senior Apartments L.P.1215 Avenue OРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 195131 Irwin StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Kings Highway Public Library2115 Ocean AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
JASA Comm Ctr161 Corbin PlaceРУССКИЙ - Russian
Vandalia Ctr47 Vandalia AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 2171100 Newkirk AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
East Midwood Jewish Center1625 Ocean AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
James Madison HS3787 Bedford AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
Merkaz Community Center1739 Ocean AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 3292929 West 30 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Marien Heim Community Center870 Ocean ParkwayРУССКИЙ - Russian
Haber House3024 West 24 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 179202 Avenue CРУССКИЙ - Russian
IS 142424 Batchelder StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Sephardic Comm Ctr1901 Ocean ParkwayРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 1867601 19 AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
Kings Bay YM-YWHA3495 Nostrand AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 971855 Stillwell AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
O'Dwyer Community Center2945 West 33 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Brightwater's Comm Room501 Surf AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
IS 228228 Avenue SРУССКИЙ - Russian
Regina Pacis Housing2424 Cropsey AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
Flatbush Park Jewish Center6363 Avenue UРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 95345 Van Sicklen StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Youth Center2739 Harway AvenueРУССКИЙ - Russian
PS 1943117 Avenue WРУССКИЙ - Russian
Harway Terrace2475 West 16 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
New Utrecht HS1601 80 StreetРУССКИЙ - Russian
Roosevelt Hall2946 Bedford AvenueKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 2691957 Nostrand AvenueKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 152/PS 315725 East 23 StreetKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 68 JHS956 East 82 StreetKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
Canarsie HS1600 Rockaway ParkwayKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 2761070 East 83 StreetKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 24918 Marlborough RoadKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
F.Bennett American Leg. Post5601 Avenue NKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 2511037 East 54 StreetKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 1151500 East 92 StreetKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
The Joan Snow Pre-K Center3610 Glenwood RoadKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
Flatbush YMCA1401 Flatbush AvenueKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 2035101 Avenue MKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
IS 395/PS 1091001 East 45 StreetKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
PS 1141077 Remsen AvenueKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
IS 24672 Veronica PlaceKREYÒL AYISYEN - Haitian Creole
IS 71 -Juan Morel Campos215 Heyward Streetאידיש - Yiddish
Independence Towers Senior Center114 Taylor Streetאידיש - Yiddish
PS/IS 1805601 16 Avenueאידיש - Yiddish
Boro Park YM-YWHA4912 14 Avenueאידיש - Yiddish
PS 223 IS4200 16th Avenueאידיש - Yiddish
PS 1314305 Ft Hamilton Parkwayאידיש - Yiddish
PS 1924715 18 Avenueאידיש - Yiddish
McGuiness Sr Ctr715 Leonard StreetPOLSKI - Polish
POLSKI - Polish Slavic Culture Center177 Kent StreetPOLSKI - Polish
JHS 126424 Leonard StreetPOLSKI - Polish
St. Cecilia24 North Henry StreetPOLSKI - Polish
PS 227 JHS6500 16 AvenueITALIANO - Italian