Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Moshe Hikind, BD"E

Moshe Hikind, the brother of Assemblyman Dov Hikind, has passed away.

The levayah (funeral) will be held tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 30) at 9 am at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, 3803 14th Ave, Brooklyn.

May the Al-mighty comfort the mourners amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Brooklyn DA Thompson Names Wolf Sender To Manage Jewish Affairs

As reported on VIN News, Wolf Sender has been named by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office to oversee Jewish affairs in Kings County.
Wolf has served on Community Board 12 for eleven years and has worked under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former Comptroller Carl McCall and under former Governor David Paterson during his tenure as New York State Senate minority leader.
This is great news for the Jewish community and everyone in Brooklyn. Wolf is a class act and a professional and I am just thrilled to hear about this.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tonight on "The Dov Hikind Show"...

Join us as we discuss current events and how they impact our state, our city and our community.

 "The Dov Hikind Show" 7pm on 620 AM, WSNR.

Friday, January 17, 2014

18th Ave. Stalker

A parent took a video of this man, who has been following a school bus and photographing children.
video

Who Is Terrorizing Yeshiva Children in Boro Park?

Parents of yeshiva children just came to my office to inform me that for more than a week, a man has been following their school bus and then waiting for children to exit so he can photograph them. He is seen frequently on 18th Avenue waiting for 6th grade boys to enter their yeshiva and both the children are their parents are frightened. The drives a van with NY license plate GFV-5406.

I just spoke with the principal of the school as well as the commander at the 66th Police precinct. We’ll get to the bottom of this.

We expect to release a video soon.



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Dov Hikind: The Passing of Sharon, and His Legacy

Philly Has Thicker Muni-Meter Receipts, Too



Assemblyman Hikind and Meir Birnhack compare NY and Philadelphia muni-meter receipts
We had wonderful responses to our request from the Department of Transportation for thicker muni-meter receipts. In fact, Meir Birnhack, a community askan (activist) visited my office today after returning from a trip to Philadelphia with muni-meter receipts from that city that are also much thicker and more practical than the flimsy, problematic receipts in New York City. My sincere thanks to Meir for sharing these tickets with us. In turn, we are sharing them with the New York D.O.T.

Philadephia's muni-meter receipts are thicker and also easier to read than New York's

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Regarding the accident on 49th St. and 13th Ave.



A boy who was walking fell into a DEP manhole on the corner of 49th St. and 13th Ave. Thank G-d he was pulled out and seems to be okay.

It is important that everyone is aware of the work that is going on in Borough Park so such accidents can be avoided. Please warn your children to be extra careful.

We are looking into how this accident was even possible. We are a community of families and children and everyone must exercise the very highest safety measures to protect everyone here.

HIKIND ASKS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR “THICKER” MUNI-METER RECEIPTS

HIKIND ASKS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR
“THICKER” MUNI-METER RECEIPTS

DRIVERS TICKETED AFTER RECEIPTS BLOW AWAY

“It’s a shame to penalize people who are attempting
to follow the rules and regulations.”


Are you tired of paying a muni-meter, displaying your receipt and then coming back to find a ticket because your ticket blew to the floor when you closed your door?”

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is proposing a simple solution to the too-thin-receipts problem: Thicker receipts.

After receiving numerous complaints from constituents about their muni-meter receipts blowing to the floor or blowing away, the Assemblyman contacted Polly Trottenberg, the newly appointed Department of Transportation Commissioner, and asked the D.O.T. to consider more substantial receipts. Thicker paper is utilized in other countries such as Israel where muni-meters abound.

“Our office has received calls from a number of constituents who complain that they have received parking summonses even after having properly purchased and displayed a muni-meter receipt on their dashboard,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “Upon inspection, they discovered that their receipts had either flipped over or had been blown to the floor. This likely occurred when they closed their car door. The problem is even worse during times of heavy wind.”

The problem, Assemblyman Hikind explains, is the flimsiness of the actual receipts, which are printed on very thin paper.

“It is a shame to penalize people who are attempting to follow the rules and regulations,” said Hikind. “The addition of muni-meters has been helpful. They’ve added numerous potential parking spaces in our community and in other neighborhoods. But there is always room for improvement and improving this situation seems easy.”
Assemblyman Hikind shows the difference between the thin NYC muni-meter receipts and the thicker Israeli ones.

Assemblyman Hikind discusses the flimsiness of muni-meter receipts with a constituent.



 


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ariel Sharon - Baruch Dayan Emes

In a world short on true leaders, there is no doubt that Ariel Sharon was a leader of the people of Eretz Yisrael. There are many examples of him exhibiting courageous leadership throughout his life, particularly during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. There's no doubt he lived a life dedicated to his people. Still, there remains a chapter in his legacy that left many Jews deeply hurt and pained, for having had to depart from even a sliver of our precious land. But the sum of his life's parts points to a leader whose raison d'etre was the security, preservation and advancement of the Jewish people. Baruch Dayan Emes

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Rock throwing in Midwood

At approximately 4 pm today, a woman from our community was driving down L between E 15 and E 16 when her car was pummeled by what she thought was snowballs. Her rear window was smashed and her 4-year-old daughter who was in the back seat was suddenly hysterical. The driver called 911 and they took her name and number.  Then, on closer inspection, she realized it wasn’t a snowball—it was a rock that had broken her window and engendered her child.

When I learned of the incident I called the 70th Precinct to make certain this matter is being dealt with.  We will continue to monitor this situation.

The tragedy of Menachem Stark's murder and how the NY Post turned the knife

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tonight on "The Dov Hikind Show"... Gary Schlesinger

Tonight on "The Dov Hikind Show"...

Satmar community activist Gary Schlesinger, director of UJCare (a social service organization) will join me in discussing the tragic murder of Menachem Stark and the impact on his family and our community.

 "The Dov Hikind Show" 7pm on 620 AM, WSNR.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

HIKIND PRAISES FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR QUICK RESPONSE AND LIVES SAVED IN MIDWOOD, BROOKLYN BLAZE

NEWS FROM
ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND



January 7, 2014

Contact: Yehudah Meth                                                       For Immediate Release
              718-853-9616 (office)      
    973-945-4903 (cell)



HIKIND PRAISES FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR QUICK RESPONSE
AND LIVES SAVED IN MIDWOOD, BROOKLYN BLAZE


Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) had the highest praise for members of the New York City Fire Department and other first responders who were on the scene this morning as a huge fire raged at 1171 Ocean Parkway in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.

The fire broke out several minutes before 9 a.m. and the fire department responded immediately.

“Our fire fighters are the very best there are,” said the Assemblyman. “They risk their lives to save the lives of others and they did so once again this morning. This was a terrifying fire on a dangerously cold day. Thank G-d no lives were lost. Our communities owe a large debt of gratitude to these brave individuals.”

Deputy Chief Wayne Cartwright reported that there were eight minor injuries (three fire fighters and five civilians). Fire marshals are investigating the cause of the blaze.
photo courtesy of BreakingNewsNetwork.com

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Discussing Knockout on NBC's Nightly News

I will be discussing the seriousness of the Knockout attacks tonight on NBC's Nightly News.

Re: New York Post Cover Caption and Photo “Who Didn’t Want Him Dead?”

Statement from Assemblyman Dov Hikind

Re:  New York Post Cover Caption and Photo “Who Didn’t Want Him Dead?”


I understand that the New York Post wants to sell papers and that they are willing to sacrifice the standards of propriety from time to time. But there is a difference between bad taste and just plain indecency.

The pain that this headline caused to not only a man’s family but to the entire Jewish community is indescribable and was so unnecessary. It was a heartless act that should never have been allowed. It was truly beneath contempt.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Knockout Arrest Update

This is an update to our earlier release:

The Hate Crimes Task Force recently made an arrest of an individual involved in the "Knockout" assault crimes occurring in the confines of the 66th and 70th police precincts. Two of the assaults charged occurred in the confines of the 66th, one on Nov. 8, 2013, at the corner of Ave. L & E. 5th St., and the other on Dec. 7, 2013, at the corner of Ave. M & McDonald Ave.

The defendant gave statements to detectives implicating himself in five assaults. He was charged with two additional assaults for a total of seven assaults, and the "Knockout" pattern case will be closed with an arrest. 

Once again, I applaud the detectives and all NYPD law enforcement officers involved. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Serial Knockout Attacker Arrested in Brooklyn

NEWS FROM
ASSEMBLYMAN DOV HIKIND

January 2, 2014

Contact: Yehudah Meth                                                      
For Immediate Release
             
718-853-9616 (office)      
973-945-4903 (cell)


Serial Knockout Attacker Arrested in Brooklyn

Hikind Praises Police, Urges Continued Vigilance

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced this evening that an important arrest has been made in conjunction with at least three of the Knockout attacks that occurred in Brooklyn over the past weeks. A male was taken into custody and identified by three separate women who said he had attacked them.

“I am eager to share this news with our community because everyone will sleep a little easier,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “As shocking and frightening as these attacks have proven to not only the victims but all of us, everywhere, we are also equally grateful to our excellent police officers who have addressed these crimes quickly and seriously. I have only the highest praise for the NY City Police Department, the Hate Crimes Unit, the 66th and 70th precincts, and the other units involved in this case.”

The man who was arrested is believed to be the attacker of a 20-year-old young woman on McDonald Ave., in Midwood (who was hit in the head on the Sabbath and knocked to the ground), of a woman who was attacked on Elm Ave. while she was out with her young daughter (also on the Sabbath), and of an elderly Russian woman.

Following the arrest, the three women identified their attacker out of a line-up on Sunday. Today, the victims testified in front of a Grand Jury.


“I will be watching this case closely,” said Hikind, who has remained in touch with several of the victims’ families. “This arrest is welcome news to all of us, but I continue to urge caution. No one in our community should live in fear, but prudence is always advisable.”