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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velázquez on Park Row Security Booth Sticker

Velázquez on Park Row Security Booth Sticker
December 20, 2017
Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement after photos surfaced of a politically motivated sticker in a security booth at the Lower East Side’s Park Row. 
“This sticker is inappropriate, and it should not have been placed in the booth. I am glad the Marshal is investigating this matter, and it is crucial they review security protocols and take appropriate action. At a time of heightened concern in our communities, we must be proactive when it comes to preventing hate crimes.
“For years, security concerns have hampered the reopening of Park Row. Now that we have successfully opened a section of the area to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, it is crucial that lawmakers across the city, state and federal levels work together to strengthen security protocols.”