Around Brooklyn: In or out of office, a Rose is a Rose
In or out of office, a Rose is a Rose
U.S. Rep. Max Rose, who represented New York’s 11th Congressional District (Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island) for two years, recently gave his farewell address to Congress. “In the face of unimaginable adversity, we don’t give up fighting until it doesn’t matter what you look like or where you come from, but in this country you can accomplish your dreams,” Rose said. “You know, in light of recent electoral results, some have begun to wonder if Democrats should soft-pedal the fight for equal justice, if they should take a step back from fighting for economic security, or even just give up. I am here to say absolutely not. Justice cannot wait. If you aren’t willing to risk everything to build a better country, then you do not belong here in the first place.”
Investors Bank opens new Williamsburg branch
Investors Bank has opened its 20th branch in Brooklyn at 236 Broadway near Marcy Avenue. It has an unusual design, with banking pods rather than a traditional teller counter and private offices. “We’re bringing a new banking experience to Williamsburg that combines one-on-one client relationships with businesses and consumers with our innovative, mobile and online banking capabilities,” said Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings. The Williamsburg branch has also formed partnerships with Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Church as well as Satmar Bikur Cholim, a health organization for the Hasidic community.