Coney Island welcomes CM Treyger to Stillwell Avenue office

It takes two! On Sunday, June 23, Councilmember Mark Treyger cut the ribbon on his second office, 2015 Stillwell Avenue, which will serve the southern portion of the 47th District.

A sizable crowd consisting of supporters, local dignitaries and members of the community gathered to celebrate the opening. Food and drinks were provided by Tom’s of Coney Island.

“I didn’t think this would turn out to be almost like a rally setting. This is a really joyous occasion,” said Treyger. “This office is the people’s office. We have an office that is truly central in the district. This district is quite large. [The new office] is central and accessible for a number of buses, as well as the D train but most importantly, it’s accessible to all of you, the people.”

Treyger’s supporters such as Anna Maria Walsh were excited about the second office and the location. “I am thrilled beyond words that he is going to be here,” said Walsh, who is a member of the Most Precious Blood Church and an advocate for people with disabilities. “I’m three minutes away. It means a lot for him to pick an office right here because this has been a forgotten community, but not by him. He has remembered us. He works with us.”

The office will serve all residents of Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Coney Island and Sea Gate.

“This really is a dream come true for our community,” said Assemblymember William Colton. “This office is going to be a vehicle of public service for the whole community. We’re going to work together and make sure the community is served.”

Colton was joined by Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, District Leaders Ari Kagan and Mark Davidovich and former State Senator Seymour Lachman to congratulate Treyger,

“Regardless of the location, it’s about the people that are here to help. We have a dedicated team of staff, and colleagues of government who are here to help you,” Treyger told the crowd.

The new office is open on Monday from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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