Coney Island #2: Sen. Carl Kruger Shines at Meeting
Sarah Ryley included this interesting passage in her Brooklyn Daily Eagle story on the meeting and on the State Senator--who previous to picking the Coney Island issue was best known outside his district for proposing to make it illegal to walk and listen to MP3 player:
Another of Kruger’s objects is that the Coney Island Development Corporation lacks representation from Coney Island, that it’s just another example of Manhattan imposing its will on Brooklyn. In fact, the agency president Lynn Kelly and Chairman of the Board Joshua Sirefman both live in Brooklyn, and of 11 the 13 board members also serve Brooklyn entities, many based in Coney Island.The broad assumption in Coney Island circles is that Sen. Kruger has mounted protests on behalf of Mr. Sitt and Thor Equities.
The above example is not the first piece of misinformation on Coney Island redevelopment disseminated by Kruger, who has admitted not being familiar with the city or retail developer Joseph Sitt’s redevelopment plans. Janel Patterson, spokeswoman for the city Economic Development Corporation, said Kruger “has refused our invitation to be briefed on the plan.”
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