Assemblymember Mathylde Frontus today announced that she allocated $1 million in capital funding for projects across Coney Island, Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. The funding includes $500,000 allocated to NYC Parks to improve the barbecue and sitting areas in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park and make it more accessible for residents, $250,000 to Maimonides Medical Center for the purchase of a new ambulance, and $250,000 to P.S. 127 for bathroom renovations and ADA accessibility at the Dyker Heights school.
“I’m extremely proud to deliver this vital funding to improve the quality of life of my constituents all across the 46th District and I thank my partners at NYC Parks, Maimonides Medical Center, and P.S 127 for their incredible work serving our community. I look forward to seeing these projects move forward and for our students and residents to reap the benefits from these investments in our community for years to come,” said Assemblymember Frontus.
The improvements at Kaiser Park include new barbecue grills, ash receptacles, and new ADA accessible tables and benches that will help improve the area for all residents. The project is part of larger upgrades at Kaiser Park that’s expected to be completed over several years.
“Assemblymember Frontus has always been a good partner with the Parks Department and realizes the importance of our parks to the community. The funding she has provided will be used to improve the very popular barbecue area at Kaiser Park. Kaiser Park is truly the people’s backyard, and once these amenities are finished within a few seasons, people will be able to enjoy the refurbished area for decades to come,” said Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Martin Maher.
“Community Board 13 is pleased to hear about the new upgrades to the barbecue area in Kaiser Park.We can't wait until our residents can use the new equipment,” said Lucy Mujica Diaz, Chairperson of CB13.
"Maimonides is one of Brooklyn's busiest providers of EMS services, with Brooklyn’s largest hospital-based fleet of 33 ambulances that respond to more than 60,000 calls from 911 dispatches each year," says Ken Gibbs, Maimonides President and CEO. " With plans to open a new 24-hour Emergency Care center in Bay Ridge later this year, Maimonides is looking forward to expanding our emergency response services to even more residents. This would not be possible without the funding made possible with Assemblywoman Frontus’ support."
"As the proud alumna and principal of our wonderful school, and on behalf of the P.S. 127 school community, we are truly appreciative of Assemblymember Frontus' support. This funding will improve the day-to-day experiences of our students and make a huge difference. We are grateful to be a part of an amazing community where our elected officials seek partnerships with schools to advocate for our children and families," said PS 127 Principal Agatha Alicandro.