By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
State Sen. Diane Savino (D-Coney Island-Bensonhurst-Staten Island) is celebrating the reopening of her Coney Island district office with a block party. And she’s inviting the whole community to join her!
Savino’s block party will take place on Sunday, June 23, from noon to 3 p.m. on West 15th Street between Neptune and Mermaid Avenues. There will be a petting zoo and face painting for the kids, according to one of the senator’s aides. Representatives of the New York Aquarium will be there to give away prizes.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the office, 2872 West 15th St., is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. The office was closed for five months due to flooding damage from Super-storm Sandy. Savino and her staff operated out of a temporary space until repairs could be made. The senator reopened the office in April. But the block party on Sunday will mark a grand reopening.
In a recent interview with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Savino said that she and her staff were happy to be back in their own space.
The reopening of her office was also a sign to her Coney Island constituents that their community was returning to its pre-Sandy days, she said. “Coney Island has been turned upside down by this storm. Every bit of normalcy that returns is good. It’s a sign that there is light at the end of the tunnel for people,” she said.
Savino also maintains an office on the Staten Island side of her senate district, at 36 Richmond Terrace.
For more information on the block party, call Savino's office at 718-333-0311.