Lower Brooklynites are still struggling to find normalcy more than a year post-Sandy. Just one example: Continued temporary boiler breaks are said to be leaving hundreds of residents, many of them immigrants, helpless and cold this winter.
But now the community’s representative on the City Council is pressing hard to do something about it. “There are a lot of questions that have been unanswered in regards to the Sandy recovery,” AdaptNY was told by Councilman Mark Treyger (D-47), who represents Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend and Sea Gate. “I believe we have to do our part, at the local level, to have better coordination, and to provide the public with as much information as possible.”
Treyger, who was recently named chair of a new City Council Committee on Recovery and Resiliency, has something in the works he hopes will shed light on the problems. On Thursday, Feb. 27, he will chair the first ever City Council meeting in Coney Island, where his committee will look at provisional heating systems, as well as discuss where government relief funding has gone, and how the area can prepare for future disasters.
Councilman Treyger spoke with AdaptNY about his concerns and plans for the future. Watch our exclusive interview here.