By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Councilman Mark Treyger opened his second district office on Sunday by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and greeting large crowds of constituents who said they were grateful the lawmaker has established a new foothold in southern Brooklyn.
Treyger’s new district office is located at 2015 Stillwell Ave. in Gravesend and will serve as an additional location constituents can come to for help. The Gravesend spot nicely compliments his original district office, located at 445 Neptune Ave. in Coney Island, the councilman said.
Treyger (D-Coney Island-Sea Gate-Gravesend-Bensonhurst) represents a diverse district that takes in all or part of four different neighborhoods.
“This truly is the people’s office so I’m extremely proud to bring city services to a central and more convenient location for all residents of the 47th District. My top priority is to serve the needs of the people of Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Coney Island and Sea Gate, and having two district offices will help ensure that every corner of the district has the representation and attention it deserves. It was great to see so many residents join me to cut the ribbon and celebrate a new era of public service along Stillwell Avenue,” Treyger said in a statement.
The ribbon ceremony took place at noon, followed by an open house in the office, where Treyger and his constituents munched on food provided by Tom’s Coney Island, a popular eatery located on the Boardwalk.
Treyger said he proud of the fact that this is the first council office open in the Gravesend-Bensonhurst portion of the 47th District in at least two decades. During his remarks, Treyger stressed that he wants this office to be a community resource open to all residents who need help with issues related to city government or agencies. The staff is multilingual, he said.
Along with residents from throughout the district, Treyger was joined at the ribbon cutting by Assembly members Bill Colton and Alec Brook-Krasny, Democratic Party district leaders Ari Kagan and Mark Davidovich and former state senator Seymour Lachman.
The new office is open on Mondays from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 718-307-7151 and speak to a member of Treyger’s staff.