On January 3rd, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was sworn into the 117th Congress following a tightly-contested primary race.
Maloney represents the east side of Manhattan and parts of north Brooklyn and western Queens.
“I am honored to once again represent the people of New York’s 12th Congressional District in the House of Representatives,” she said in a statement, “and am humbled by the faith they have placed in me to help rebuild our city, state and country in the wake of the health and economic crises caused by COVID-19.”
Maloney laid out some of her priorities for the term, including:
Create an economy that works for all Americans, not just the fortunate few
Equality for all Americans, no matter who they love, their race, religion, sexuality or gender identity
Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, allowing Congress to ensure equal pay for equal work
Reintroduce legislation to forgive student loans for frontline health care workers, and establish workers compensation funds
Pass the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act
Fight for funding to complete the Second Avenue Subway, East Side Access and Sunnyside Rail Yards
Work with NYCHA to ensure residents have safe, clean homes and repairs that are completed effectively and efficiently
Fund gun violence research at the CDC and enact gun control legislation
Maloney will continue in her role as chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, where she has worked on issues like the postal service, the census and more.
“We have a lot to accomplish in the 117th Congress, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate, the incoming Biden administration and the people of New York to get it done,” she said.
Newtown Creek Alliance is calling attention to an air permit application for National Grid’s Greenpoint facility.
NCA says the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is currently accepting comments on the application.
The environmental group is concerned that if it’s approved, National Grid will be allowed to expand operations at the facility and create more harm for local residents and workers.
“The operations at this 100+ acre facility have poisoned our waters, land and air for over a century,” NCA writes in their newsletter. “DEC and National Grid need to address public health concerns and do right by the community.”
The No North Brooklyn Pipeline has created an online petition against the project here.
Here’s your chance to help prepare Greenpoint’s newest park.
Every Saturday this November, the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance is hosting volunteer events for the “Under the K Bridge” Park.
On November 7, NBPA is hosting a special bulb planting event creekside. By planting thousands of spring bulbs, it’ll remind New Yorkers that while the pandemic is a difficult time, spring will come and life will bloom again.
November 14 and 21 will be for winterizing the park, which is important work ahead of the season.
All three Saturday events will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn more and register to volunteer by clicking this link.
Starting this week, ICHIRAN Brooklyn is delivering its well-known tonkotsu ramen through UberEats, GrubHub and Chowbus.
According to the restaurant, it took ICHIRAN’s craftsmen months of research and development to create a noodle that both meets standards for taste and quality and can stay fresh enough to travel.
The restaurant said in a news release that to avoid disappointing ramen fans with anything below the highest quality, ICHIRAN has avoided takeout or delivery.
“After all, ramen tastes its best when eaten right after it is served,” they said.
But at the urging of patrons, ICHIRAN found a way to develop a new noodle specifically for distance.
“The noodles made for the delivery version of the Classic Tonkotsu Ramen can maintain its consistency and flavor for a longer period of time,” they said.
Diners who order takeout or delivery can still customize their ramen with exact preferences, from richness of the broth to level of spice. The broth will be packed separately from the ramen in the takeout version.
The ICHIRAN Brooklyn location is located at 374 Johnson Avenue.