Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny represents the 46th Assembly District (Brighton
Beach, Coney Island, Sea Gate, Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights). Assemblyman
Brook-Krasny is the first Russian-born member of the New York State Legislature.
Assemblyman Brook-Krasny emigrated to the United States from the former Soviet
Union in 1989. By 1996, he had become a successful New York City businessman,
having transformed a dusty old warehouse in Brooklyn into a 14,000 square-foot cultural,
educational, and entertainment center.
Assemblyman Brook-Krasny is also the founding Executive Director of COJECO (Council
of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations), an umbrella community service group that
assists smaller neighborhood-based organizations on issues such as fundraising,
administration, board development and government relations. In addition, Assemblyman
Brook-Krasny is a former officer and member of Community Board 13 in Brooklyn.
Assemblyman Brook-Krasny holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and engineering
from Moscow Technological Institute. He also graduated from the Institute for Not-for-Profit
Management at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Assemblyman Brook-Krasny and his wife Aviva live with their three children in the Seagate
section of Brooklyn.