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Medical equipment! (Source: Stanford Medical History Center/Flick)

The following is a press release from the offices of State Senator David Storobin:

State Senator David Storobin (R-Brooklyn) announced that his district office in cooperation with FEMA, Project Chernobl and Dr. Igor Branovan will be helping doctors and other medical professionals get free medical equipment and furniture that has been generously donated.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, December 18, 2012.

Anyone interested may call Victoria Spodek at (718) 743-8610 or stop by our office during business hours at 2201 Avenue U.

Photo by Erica Sherman

State Senator David Storobin is offering free legal services today, Wednesday, December 12, for his constituents affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The service is being offered by the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and their attorneys will be present at Storobin’s district office to assist with Sandy related matters. The consultations available are provided in multiple languages including Russian.

Those interested in booking an appointment can call Vicky at (718) 743-8610. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
10 am – 2 pm
District office of NY State Senator David Storobin
2201 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 743-8610

Here’ an announcement Councilman Michael Nelson’s staff asked us to make:

Since Councilman Nelson’s district office is still without power or phone service, effective today Councilman Nelson’s staff will temporarily work out of NYS Senator David Storobin’s Office located at 2201 Avenue U.  The best and most efficient way to reach the Councilman’s office is by emailing: OR and if you need to speak with a member of the staff, please include your telephone number.  We will do our best to call you back as soon as possible.  Please also note that tomorrow we will have an attorney present from CUNY’s free Legal Program to help answer any legal questions you may have.

You can also reach the councilman by calling Storobin’s district office at (718) 743-8610 and asking for a member of Nelson’s staff.

State Senator David Storobin’s office to offer free flu shots. Photo by Erica Sherman

State Senator David Storobin is inviting his constituents, age 18 and over, to take advantage of the free flu shots his district office is offering this Thursday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The district office is located at 2201 Avenue U.

“The flu is a major threat to public health, but it’s easily prevented through a simple vaccine,” said Storobin. The flu shot, he said, “takes just a few minutes, and it’s completely free.”

With influenza resulting in more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths in the United States, the state senator especially encourages seniors to get vaccinated. “For New Yorkers over the age of 65, influenza is much more serious, and can be life-threatening.”

According to the State Department of Health, the 2012-2013 vaccine will protect against three strains of the influenza virus. For New Yorkers at high risk — people 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions — it’s especially important to receive the vaccination.

If you’re not available on September 20, Storobin’s office will again be offering flu shots at his district office on Monday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Insurance is not required — but an appointment is. To make an appointment, call Senator Storobin’s office at (718) 743-8610.

Source: Senator Storobin’s office

The following a press release from the offices of State Senator David Storobin:

As of last month, Brooklynites can enjoy a cleaner Avenue U, thanks to the efforts of State Sen. David Storobin (R-Brooklyn).

After opening his District Office at 22-01 Avenue U in June, the Senator noticed garbage being dumped illegally on the street, which is one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant commercial strips. The Senator reached out to the local DSNY supervisor, requesting that new trash cans be placed on the avenue at strategic locations where dumping had occurred.

“I urge residents to use the new trash cans only for litter from shopping at the wonderful small businesses here on Avenue U,” Storobin said. “By working together, we can keep the street clean for businesses, shoppers and strollers alike.”

Household garbage cannot be placed in the cans, or they may be removed once again.

Wait, did he just threaten us? Well, we hope it works out better than our Garbage Theory

The following is a press release from the offices of State Senator David Storobin:

Senator David Storobin (R-Brooklyn) may be away in Israel this week. But his District Office is working harder than ever to serve constituents back home in Brooklyn. Beginning tomorrow, the Senator’s office will be open extended hours.

Each Wednesday, the Senator’s District Office, located at 22-01 Avenue U in Sheepshead Bay, will be open until 7:30 p.m. instead of the usual 5:00 p.m. This assures that constituents who are unavailable during standard business hours can visit or call the office for any of the services the Senator’s office provides.

Additionally, the office will hold special weekend hours on the first Sunday of each month, when it will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This allows constituents to visit the Senator’s office after church or before the beginning of NFL football games.

“My office is here to serve you,” said Storobin. “Many of my constituents work long hours are busy with their families and their lives. They don’t always have the time to call or drop by during regular office hours. But that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the same quality service from their elected leaders.”

The Senator’s experienced constituent services team handles issues of a wide variety for constituents, ranging from concerns dealing with health, housing, taxes, the MTA, public safety, and much more. For assistance during the extended hours, or anytime, constituents may call (718) 743-8610.

“You don’t have to fight the bureaucracy of state government on your own. That’s why we’re here,” Storobin said. “My staff and I will help you cut red tape and get the answers and services your tax dollars pay for.”

Kruger's office after signage was stripped in March.

Newly-sworn in State Senator David Storobin will open his district office to constituents next week, using the former 2201 Avenue U space once occupied by his disgraced predecessor Carl Kruger.

Storobin told Sheepshead Bites this week that he has obtained the keys to the office, and it will be fully staffed by Monday. Constituents can begin stopping by then to talk to staffers about legislation or problems they’re having with city or state authorities.

The office was the longtime haunt of Kruger, who served as state senator for 17 years. He surrendered to authorities on bribery charges in March 2011, resigned and pleaded guilty in December, and in April was sentenced to seven years in prison. Within hours of his resignation, his name was removed from all signage of the 2201 Avenue U office, leaving only the markings of the State Senate and not the representative. Months later, all signage was removed.

The state will now pay to replace the signage that was removed, which will need to be replaced once more in January when the district is eliminated. That intersection will sit on the border of the new District 17 and District 19.