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Redistricting Training Session

May 24 | Virtual Meeting

The BHA is partnering with Citizen's Union Foundation to offer a free online training session that will explain how all of us can be involved in the New York City Council redistricting process. 

 

Although much of the media's focus has been on what's happening at the state level, redistricting is happening at the local level too. And, it's very likely that our council district will have new boundaries in the coming years due to the large growth in population in Downtown Brooklyn and other parts of D33. 

This session will focus specifically on the City Council level, though there will be a general Q&A at the end of the meeting. It is very important that citizens understand the impacts of redistricting and how to make our voice heard.

We will be hosting a zoom session on Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30-7:30pm. REGISTER NOW if you would like attend.  We will send you a zoom link the day of the event.  Thank you for staying involved in our community!

Latest News

Koren Volk is BHA President

Mar 8

We are very pleased to introduce to you the BHA’s new President, Koren Volk. Koren will serve in this capacity until March 2024.Read More…

Mayor Announces Plans for BQE

Aug 4

Eighteen months after his expert panel submitted recommendations, and four weeks after we published an op-ed in the NY Daily News, Mayor de Blasio has announced plans for the short-term repair of the Triple Cantilever. The proposed measures will maintain the structure long enough to allow for the development of a long-term vision for the future of the entire corridor.

DOT’s plans for the shoring up of the cantilever include implementation of measures to stop water infiltration and slow down corrosion, reduce the lanes from six to four, expand monitoring of the structure’s health, and install weigh-in-motion technology to reduce overweight trucks on the structure (pending final approval from the Governor). These measures will extend the life of the structure for 20 years.Read More…

Don’t Let the BQE become the next Champlain Towers!

Jul 8

The BHA has been working with our fellow members of the Coalition for the BQE Transformation to keep the BQE at the top of the agenda for New York City and State lawmakers. Like you, we have been waiting for months for the city to release a plan outlining what it is doing to keep motorists and pedestrians safe on the cantilever, while simultaneously laying the foundation for a longer-term transformation of the BQE corridor. We are tired of waiting and fearful about the potential consequences of doing so much longer. 

Erika Belsey Worth, BHA President, co-authored this Op-Ed which is featured in the NY Daily News online today (PDF file of Op-Ed). We hope the Mayor and the Governor will listen. 

2021 Annual Meeting

Feb 24

This year’s meeting featured a panel discussion with candidates for Brooklyn’s 33rd Council District. We also honored the Arab-American Family Support Center, Becky Carpenter, Peter Kendall Clark, and Martin Schneider, and gave updates about past and ongoing BHA initiatives.
Missed the meeting? You can read Mary Frost’s summary in the Daily Eagle, or watch it here:
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Upcoming Events

Redistricting Training Session

The BHA is partnering with Citizen's Union Foundation to offer a free online training session that will explain how all of us can be involved in the New York City Council redistricting process.    Although much of the media's focus has been on what's happening at the state level, redistricting is happening at the local level too. Read More...


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