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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Brooklyn Eagle - Treyger: Send Super Bowl money to Coney Island

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Calls on NFL to remember Sandy victims

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

City Council candidate Mark Treyger is throwing a flag down on a play by the National Football League to donate $2 million to New York City to help Hurricane Sandy victims.

Treyger, a Democrat running for the seat in the 47th Council District (Coney Island-Gravesend-Bensonhurst), said he doesn’t object to the fact that the NFL and the Super Bowl host committee plan to give the money to the city for Sandy-related projects. The problem, he said, is that Coney Island isn’t on the list of communities that will receive the financial help.

That’s no way to score a touchdown with Brooklyn voters, according to Treyger.

The Bloomberg Administration should be hit with a penalty for not pushing for Coney Island to be included, he said. “I wish I could say I’m surprised, but once again the Bloomberg administration has ignored the needs of working families in Coney Island,” said Treyger, a New Utrecht High School teacher who said many of his students were displaced by Sandy.

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