Councilman Mark Gjonaj's NYC Moving Forward Week in Review - 4/16/2021
I hope you and your families are doing well as we are trying to get back to normalcy, more people are getting the Covid-19 vaccine and getting tested, more businesses reopening and school children going back to in-person classes.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we are glad to join forces with the NYPD 45th Precinct Domestic Violence Unit to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence.
While libraries are important cornerstones of a healthy community and reading to children is an important tool to stimulate their imagination and expand their understanding of the world, I was glad to read “ Maybe Something Beautiful” to families and children in our District, as part of the New York Public Libraries Online Family Storytime. We are also grateful to continue the Book Box Program with the Morris Park Library.
In an effort to forge relationships between the police and the community this week we also kickstarted “Let’s Clean Up NYC Together” with the NYPD 49th Precinct, Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association and Wildcats, removing graffiti on Lydig Avenue.
Our Adopt-A-Trash Can Program from the commercial corridors throughout District 13 has rolled out today in an effort for cleaner neighborhoods in partnership with Wildcats. We are also looking forward to our Earth Day related events next week as we raise awareness for a cleaner environment, to change our behaviors, to live more sustainably, to act more compassionately toward nature and the earth.
Constituents in District 13 can still take advantage of our Free Tax Preparation in partnership with Urban Upbound as the IRS has postponed the Tax Deadline to May 17th.
We are proud of serving you and being with you throughout this pandemic. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any issues or concerns at 718-931-1721 or email at MGjonaj@council.nyc.gov.