Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny Assemblyman

Reports to
the Community
Winter 2007

8703 3rd Avenue • Brooklyn, New York 11209 • 718-680-2845
2823 West 12th Street • Suite 1F • Brooklyn, New York 11224 • 718-266-0267

Happy Holidays from
Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny

We did it!

With your help we were able to halt the MTA fare hike and keep fares at $2 a ride. Single ride fares will remain at $2 through 2009. Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny will continue to look into ways of increasing state funding to the MTA to offset the projected budget shortfalls in the future so that raising fares on hard-working New Yorkers is a last resort.

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny Works
for Ferry Service in Bay Ridge

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny along with Councilman Vincent Gentile are working with city and state officials to bring ferry service from Bay Ridge’s 69th Street Pier to downtown Manhattan. A recent test run attended by local community leaders with Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny and Councilman Gentile made the trip in roughly 18 minutes.

Bay Imaging to Release
Thousands of Medical Records

In collaboration with Councilman Vincent Gentile, the Attorney General’s Office and other local elected officials, Bay Imaging will now be releasing medical records that were previously being withheld from patients. Capital/ Nova Records Management is in the process of indexing Bay Imaging’s medical records. The records management company has also established a hotline number specifically for Bay Imaging patients, according to Ken Kristopovich, lead sales manager for Nova. The number is (732) 698-2309.

Additionally, former Bay Imaging clients should complete the “Authorization for Health Information Disclosure” form and submit it to Capital/Nova Records Management, 9B Brick Plant Road, South River, NJ 08882 or fax the form to (732) 698-2045. Clients can contact 311 or stop by our district office at 8703 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209 for a copy of the form.

New York City Class Size Reduction Update

The State Education Department has issued a chart with the breakdown of CFE money going towards reducing classroom sizes in our community public schools for 2008:

School Reduction Spending
Fort Hamilton High School $475,043
JHS 201 Dyker Heights School $483,785
PS 100 Coney Island School $ 89,163
Abraham Lincoln High School $494,910
John Dewey High School $ 19,747
William Grady High School $617,552
PS 288 Shirley Tanyhill $183,655

photo Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, joined by local elected officials, speaks at a rally to save Victory Memorial Hospital from closing its doors.

Brook-Krasny Keeping our Community Safe


This year he supported enacted laws to toughen penalties for heinous sex crimes, to create the crime of predatory sexual assault, to eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for class B felony sex crimes and to expand the criminal DNA database for convicted criminals.


Brook-Krasny also voted to pass a civil commitment law to keep dangerous sexual predators off our streets, even after their prison terms. The law requires treatment while in civil commitment, an annual review of their status and intensive supervision for those offenders not civilly confined.

Fighting identity theft

Assemblyman Brook-Krasny is fighting to protect New Yorkers from identity theft. He has fought for tough laws that:

  • Allow consumers to “freeze” their credit reports to guard against identity theft (Ch. 63 of 2006); and

  • Allow the attorney general to bring civil action against “phishers” who use the Internet claiming to be legitimate in order to steal your identity (Ch. 64 of 2006).

Safety tips to protect your identity

Protect your Social Security number and only provide it if you are confident the source is secure, legitimate and reputable.

Shred and destroy any unwanted documents that contain personal information, including credit card offers.

Receive a free credit report

Monitor your credit for free from all three credit bureaus, Experian, Equifax and Transunion, by ordering reports online at or by calling 1-877-322-8228 or by printing an Annual Credit Report Request form at

Eliminating junk mail

To opt out of pre-approved solicitations for five years or permanently, call 1-888-5OPTOUT or visit You may reverse your decision anytime.

Middle Class STAR Property Tax Rebate – You MUST Apply!

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny’s office can help you apply for the 2007 NYS Middle Class STAR Rebate Program enacted by the Legislature this year. This is in addition to the NYC $400 tax rebate you may also receive. Property owners who receive the Basic STAR exemption on their property will be sent an application form by the State. You MUST apply by returning that form or filling out your application online or you will not receive your rebate!

Senior citizens who are property owners and receive an Enhanced STAR exemption on their property will receive a rebate check automatically. For seniors with Enhanced STAR, no application is required.

You must apply no later than December 31, 2007. Call our office for application assistance.

photo Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, joined by Councilman Gentile, as they are about to board the water taxi for a test run from 69th Street pier to downtown Manhattan.

photo Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, joined by other Bay Ridge elected officials, announces the release of medical records by previously held by Bay Imaging.