Brook-Krasny Speaks on Higher Education, Coney Island Creek at Brooklyn Borough Breakfast

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (R,C-Coney Island) spoke at the Brooklyn Borough Legislative Breakfast at Kingsborough Community College this week, along with local legislators in support of increased higher education funding for SUNY and CUNY schools for which the governor has proposed a tuition increase in this year’s state budget.

“Thank you to Kingsborough College President Claudia Schrader for bringing us together to create a robust and productive discussion, as it is imperative we secure more funding for local colleges and universities in Brooklyn and prevent any tuition increases in this year’s state budget,” Brook-Krasny said. “Education is truly a vehicle for mobility in today’s society and we need to protect and cherish that opportunity for the next generation.”

Brook-Krasny also spoke about the importance of cleaning up the polluted Coney Island Creek. The creek has been rife with pollution and toxic chemicals since the early 20th Century. As reports of housing complexes and business dumping sewage and chemicals into the waterway for decades became known, many have called for the area to be designated a Superfund site.

“The fact is that the Coney Island Creek has been extremely polluted for generations and we cannot let this crisis fall on our children,” Brook-Krasny continued. “I am asking my partners in Albany and Washington to join me in seeking funding for a long-overdue clean-up effort. The environmental sanctity of Coney Island depends on it.”