Councilman Justin Brannan claims city’s response to Dyker Heights PPE has been slow

A Brooklyn councilman claims that the city has been slow to respond to his district with PPE.

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2020, 1:39 AM

Updated 1,465 days ago

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A Brooklyn councilman claims that the city has been slow to respond to his district with PPE.
Councilmember Justin Brannan says that while masks are being distributed in some parks in Bay Ridge, he claims Dyker Heights has been completely ignored. 
“I think sometimes there's a big map at city hall and southern Brooklyn. I think it's blocked by like a bookcase or maybe a large fern or something because anytime they're doing any kind of program, southern Brooklyn is never on the list and we get shut out,” said Brannan. 
Through donations from various organizations, he says his office has accumulated thousands of surgical masks for the community. 
Staff will be handing them out Saturday between noon and 2 p.m. at 6614 11th Avenue. 
Brannan is urging the city for equal distribution across the five boroughs. 
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"We shouldn't be pitting neighborhoods against neighborhoods. This shouldn't be about who needs a mask more than anyone else,” said Brannan. 
News 12 is told the staff will be able to answer any questions during Saturday's giveaway. Brannan says he is also pleased that the community is getting a COVID-19 testing site. 
He plans to continue offering these giveaways until his supply runs out.


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