WHO/WHAT: NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers joins UPROSE, Transit Forward, community residents/groups and elected officials to rally to re-install the B37 bus service. In 2010, the B37 was one of five local bus lines that were reduced or eliminated in southwest Brooklyn impacting the elderly, people with disabilities, families, youth, and people with chronic illnesses.
WHERE: Martin Luther Playground, 56th Street and 2nd Avenue (across from NYU Lutheran Medical Center), Brooklyn, NY 11220
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11 a.m.
"As a founding member of the coalition, we see this as a community health issue, the B37 bus provided patients access to their physicians," said Larry K. McReynolds, executive director of the NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers. "Many of the most severely impacted are senior citizens, people with disabilities, and those that can't afford car service for medical appointments. We'd like to see this critical transportation route restored as soon as possible."
Please click here for more information from the coalition and comments from community members, leaders and elected officials: Violeta Maya, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Councilwoman Sara M. González, Councilman Vincent Gentile, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, John Samuelsen, State Senator Martin Golden, State Senator Diane J. Savino, Councilmember Stephen Levin, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, Carlo A. Scissura, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, and Councilmember Brad Lander.