Resolution J254-2013

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Lafayette Gardens



  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Lafayette

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State  of  New  York  to
recognize  and  acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 50th Anniversary of Lafayette Gardens on Saturday, August  11,
2012; and
  WHEREAS,  Lafayette Gardens was newly constructed at the time in Clin-
ton Hills as a 7.68-acre Brooklyn development; its completion  date  was
July  31,  1962,  and  it  is bordered by Lafayette, Classon, DeKalb and
Franklin Avenues; and
  WHEREAS, Lafayette Gardens is one of 26 Public Housing Developments in
Brooklyn West and has seven buildings, 13, 15, and 20-stories tall, with
880 apartments that provide low income mixed  housing  options  to  more
than 2,500 residents of all ages, ethnic and cultural backgrounds; and
  WHEREAS,  This  50-year  mark  is  historic  and  monumental given the
economic and political factors challenging public housing  in  New  York
City  and throughout America, including the elimination of crucial fund-
ing for infrastructure and program services; this is also compounded  by
challenged  job  creation  and availability in and around public housing
communities; and
  WHEREAS, Lafayette Gardens' Resident Association is  a  democratically
elected governing body of residents charged with the mission of making a
positive  difference  in  the  quality of life for all residents and the
community; the focus of the organization is to provide opportunities  to
participate  in  a  multitude of community, educational and recreational
programs, as well as job readiness and training initiatives; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  that  those  who
enhance  the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly  have  earned  the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Lafayette Gardens; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Resident Association of Lafayette Gardens.


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