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Dear Neighbors and Friends,

 

As 2012 draws to a close, we look back on a year where we experienced the joy of our many achievements, but also the heartbreaking sadness caused by the tragedies of the last few months. While this Council district was fortunate to have escaped the brunt of Storm Sandy, almost everyone you meet has a friend or family member living in a community that was ravaged by the storm.  The road back will be long and hard for these communities, but with our support they will rebuild and will come back.

This past year I have had the opportunity to renew old friendships and to meet and work with new friends throughout the 29th Council District.  Hundreds of people have reached out to my office for assistance, and I am happy to report that my staff and I have been successful in helping so many and working so hard for all who needed our help.

I was extremely touched by the generosity of the residents of this district and beyond, whose vast donations of food and clothing for the victims of Storm Sandy filled my office from end to end.  The deep appreciation demonstrated by the recipients of these donations will warm our hearts for a very long time to come.  And when we reached out so shortly afterwards, to kick off our annual toy drive, your generosity was once again overwhelming.

From the Forest Hills Green Market to our community forums, travelling offices, dental and mammography vans and town hall meetings, your participation was much appreciated and rewarding.

My district office is located at 118-35 Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills and we are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. My staff attorney, Barry Goldstein, is in the office every Tuesday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. You can make an appointment to meet with him if you are in need of legal advice or direction He primarily specializes in landlord and tenant issues.  Midori Hill, a staff attorney representing CUNY-Citizenship Now, a program that offers free immigration services to all members of the community, is in my office on Tuesday evenings as well. She will be available on Tuesday January 8th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and on the first Tuesday of every month thereafter.

I would like to wish a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your loved ones.  My staff and I stand ready to serve you in 2013.

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

Karen Koslowitz

NYC Council – 29th District

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