Mark Treyger

Mark Treyger Mark Treyger represents the 47th Council District. He is a former public school teacher and aide to Assemblymember Colton. For scheduling inquiries, please email your request to [email protected].

One year ago today, we completed work and opened a professional nursing training room for Grady HS students with funds I...
11/15/2020

One year ago today, we completed work and opened a professional nursing training room for Grady HS students with funds I was able to secure, in addition to a brand new culinary kitchen.

What a timely investment for our students as we prepare the next generation of healthcare heroes to defeat this pandemic and other healthcare challenges.

This added career-based education space uniquely equips students with real-life healthcare delivery experiences. Students in this nursing program obtain internships to local hospitals to deepen their connection to their preferred career field, adding to their college and career readiness. In total, the investments I’ve secured for Grady HS surpass $2 million to increase opportunities for our students in career fields that research shows continue to grow and flourish in NYC.

Good luck to our great students and I look forward to sharing more wonderful education news in our community.

Thank you Ari Kagan, Angel Fung, and Samantha Ross from my office for organizing another major food distribution in our ...
11/13/2020

Thank you Ari Kagan, Angel Fung, and Samantha Ross from my office for organizing another major food distribution in our district today in Gravesend. Over 400 meal boxes were distributed in addition to masks. Thank you UCA and Met Council for your great partnership. And kudos Ari Kagan for personally dropping off numerous food boxes for homebound families today. That’s the honest work, empathy, and compassion we need more of these days. Folks in need of food or assistance can email me [email protected]

11/13/2020
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Statement from Council Education Chair Treyger on the Potential Closure of the City's Schools

BROOKLYN, NY - "The City does not have to wait for any statistical thresholds to be met to make bold and much-needed changes. As the city is on the brink of shifting schools to remote again, we have seen enough at this point to make a determination that the Mayor’s hybrid learning model is failing many of our students. We need to switch to a different reopening model, guided by science, safety and equity, immediately. My proposal from July is a more equitable staggered approach, which prioritizes access to in-person instruction for our most vulnerable student populations: our youngest learners, students with disabilities, multilingual learners, families experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care. The full plan is available here.

As we prepare for a possible full or partial shutdown, we must ensure that every child from every zip code receives the appropriate technology and internet they need, and that we have meaningful childcare options for the children of essential workers, in addition to prioritizing access to in-person instruction for those students who developmentally need it most. In March, as our city shifted to full remote, we also opened up regional enrichment centers (REC) to provide emergency childcare services to children of essential workers. My proposal builds on the REC model by adding education services and expanding the pool of eligibility to include our city’s vulnerable kids.

I urge the Mayor and DOE to restart our school system with a new lens of equity in addition to centering safety. This proposal is intended to be a safer way to ensure that the DOE’s resource-limited capacity to provide in-person instruction is allocated in a more equitable manner than the current one-size-fits-all approach, which, in reality, exacerbates existing inequities throughout our school system."

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Proposal:
https://mcusercontent.com/6fe866f4b5e485eb450be1baa/files/35529bf0-0663-47f7-ad99-08388a273a6b/School_Reopening_Proposal_CM_Treyger_07242020.pdf

11/13/2020

FYI Coney Island

I’ve contacted NYCHA leadership regarding heat outages at Coney Island Houses and Gravesend Houses. I’m told crews are out there to make repairs and turn on the heat. If anyone is experiencing a heat outage, please email me your contact info to [email protected]

Gravesend! Happening soon!Thank you Ari Kagan Angel Fung Jeannine Cherichetti Samantha Ross from my office in partnershi...
11/13/2020

Gravesend! Happening soon!

Thank you Ari Kagan Angel Fung Jeannine Cherichetti Samantha Ross from my office in partnership with UCA Brooklyn and Met Council.

11/13/2020

FYI Bath Beach

I’ve alerted NYC DOT to a broken pedestrian signal at 25th Avenue and Benson Avenue, a few blocks away from school. I’ll follow up until repairs are made.

Dewey HS students are learning how to prepare potato latkes via virtual learning. Our students are so talented. This dis...
11/12/2020

Dewey HS students are learning how to prepare potato latkes via virtual learning. Our students are so talented. This dish looks incredible and it seems to try to please both the sour cream and apple sauce crowds. I’m a sour cream fan! How about you? Photo courtesy of JDHS

FYI Gravesend!My office is sponsoring another food and mask distribution in the district. Thank you Ari Kagan Samantha R...
11/12/2020

FYI Gravesend!

My office is sponsoring another food and mask distribution in the district. Thank you Ari Kagan Samantha Ross Jeannine Cherichetti from my office for organizing another important distribution. Thank you MetCouncil for your partnership and I’m proud to support this vital organization providing emergency food assistance. And thank you UCA for your great work and partnership. We have distributed thousands of food boxes and have more scheduled. Folks in need can always email me [email protected]

Update about Savannah, who attends Lincoln HS in Coney Island, but was reported missing: Thank God she is alive and a sc...
11/12/2020

Update about Savannah, who attends Lincoln HS in Coney Island, but was reported missing:

Thank God she is alive and a school social worker is in touch with her. I’ll continue to follow up to ensure she is supported and I thank the Lincoln HS community for elevating the urgency of the matter. Social workers are heroes.

11/11/2020

FYI - As per Governor Cuomo’s announcement just now in response to growing infection rate:

* All bars, restaurants, and gyms in New York State must close Friday 10pm (Friday 10pm cutoff for restaurants does not impact takeout/delivery)
(The governor is ordering a 10pm curfew on these establishments but takeout/delivery afterwards is not impacted)

* No more than 10 people in private gatherings (unclear how the state plans to even enforce this)

* Staten Island designated as yellow zone

I’ll continue to post updates

11/11/2020

I’ve been informed of at least 5 positive COVID-19 cases at IS 228 in Gravesend in my district. However, staff was informed that the school will only be closed for 1 day while contact tracers have asked many to quarantine and number is growing. We need more transparency than we’re getting right now and I’ve reached out to City Hall and DOE to demand answers and will post update.

On this #VeteransDay we honor and thank our nation’s veterans and service members for dedicating their lives to defendi...
11/11/2020

On this #VeteransDay we honor and thank our nation’s veterans and service members for dedicating their lives to defending our country. Last year in Coney Island we opened Surf Vets, an affordable housing development that offered 82 previously homeless veterans a place to call home. This veterans housing project was one of the most important projects my office worked on with the city administration and service providers and we prioritized to get it done.

It is important that we ensure that all veterans receive the housing, the benefits, supportive services, and resources that they need to thrive in civilian life. No veteran should be on the street. We live in the greatest city and nation, and we owe our veterans and their families tremendous gratitude for their service. 🇺🇸

Thank you Commissioner Doris of NYC Small Business Services for personally coming down to my district and walking along ...
11/11/2020

Thank you Commissioner Doris of NYC Small Business Services for personally coming down to my district and walking along the entire length of Mermaid Avenue, speaking directly with small business owners and community stakeholders about all of the pressing challenges our business corridors are facing. You listened to every word folks expressed from their heart and that means a lot to our community.

There were pre-existing conditions plaguing our small business community and the pandemic has exacerbated those challenges. This was the first time in NYC history that the amusement district remain closed for the entirety of the season, which has had dire economic impacts.

We must advance a bold and just plan to lift small businesses out of the crisis they’re facing, which is burying small businesses in massive debt and contributed to unemployment. Congress must pass a stimulus plan that actually reaches small businesses, particularly mom and pop shops and seasonal businesses, that are barely making ends meet these days. They desperately need grants, not loans, in addition to technical assistance to fill out voluminous paperwork. We also have work to do to build trust and capacity with our immigrant owned businesses.

Thank you to District Leader Dionne Brown-Jordan, Ari Kagan and Angel Fung from my office, Alexandra Silversmith from the Alliance for Coney Island, and others who literally walked from Stillwell and Mermaid to the W30’s with us door to door to directly engage our small business community. We will do everything in our power to help lift folks out of this crisis and we will strengthen our network of support.

FYI From City Hall: NYC will provide a free hotel room for those who test positive and need to isolate safely from other...
11/10/2020
COVID-19 Hotel Program - Help Now

FYI From City Hall:

NYC will provide a free hotel room for those who test positive and need to isolate safely from other members of their household (because many folks lack adequate space to safety social distance) Food, prescriptions, etc provided.

Details: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/get-help/covid-19-hotel-program.page

COVID-19 is extremely contagious, meaning that it is easily transmitted from one person to another. If you tested positive for COVID-19 or think you might have it because of your symptoms, it is very important that you do not come in close contact with others, including people you may live with. Thi...

FYIFrom DOE:“We are notifying schools of their zone changes, which will go into effect on Thursday, November 12. Followi...
11/10/2020

FYI

From DOE:

“We are notifying schools of their zone changes, which will go into effect on Thursday, November 12. Following the State guidelines, we are making the following updates:
173 school sites are moving out of the Yellow Zone, and are no longer in a zone
268 school sites are remaining in the Yellow Zone
23 Red Zone school sites are reopening and moving to the Yellow Zone
22 school sites have moved from Red to Orange. These sites will remain closed.”

Schools that remain closed according to DOE:

Get Tested Southern BrooklynFree, walk-in COVID19 testing is available at NYC Health + Hospitals locations. In addition,...
11/09/2020

Get Tested Southern Brooklyn

Free, walk-in COVID19 testing is available at NYC Health + Hospitals locations. In addition, Health + Hospitals will offer mobile and self testing sites from November 9 - 13, please see locations on the flyer below.

Our COVID rates are continuing to increase. Please continue to wear a mask or face covering and maintain at least six feet of distance between others. If you feel sick contact your doctor or you can call the COVID-19 hotline at 212-COVID-19 (212-268-4319).

https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-testing-sites/

11/09/2020

FYI The mayor provided very unclear and conflicting information about red zone schools today. According to him, “some red zone schools can reopen Thursday while some red zone schools cannot.” This is not the clarity and transparency our school communities and families deserve.

I’ve contacted his office and DOE to get crystal clear clarity on where things stand. I’ll share an update once I receive it from DOE.

The president of NYC’s Health and Hospitals system, Dr. Katz, thanked my office’s most recent investment in Coney Island...
11/09/2020

The president of NYC’s Health and Hospitals system, Dr. Katz, thanked my office’s most recent investment in Coney Island Hospital, securing $2.6 million to purchase state of the art robotic surgery equipment, which will improve patient outcomes and quicken patient recovery time while attracting/retaining top talent. Thank you as well to Speaker Johnson for your partnership. Much love to our healthcare heroes and I will continue to support them in any way I can.

Congratulations to the next President and Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris!Hi...
11/07/2020

Congratulations to the next President and Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris!

History has been made and it is time to heal our nation, to heal our people, to defeat this pandemic, to help struggling families, schools, small businesses, and communities out of so much crisis.

It is time to UNITE our UNITED STATES!

I love our country so much and I love her resilience.

Thank you to all voters. Democracy is beautiful.

Love you all!

Big thanks to Ari Kagan and Angel Fung from my office for literally going door to door in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach to ...
11/07/2020

Big thanks to Ari Kagan and Angel Fung from my office for literally going door to door in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach to distribute masks and hand sanitizer to small businesses and community based organizations. Ari has personally gone across the district delivering these much needed supplies to families and small businesses. That is called dedication and doing the work. Folks in need of assistance can always email me [email protected]

I’m proud to report that I secured $3.2 million for a brand new park and official playground for Coney Island residents....
11/06/2020
Playground to get major upgrade

I’m proud to report that I secured $3.2 million for a brand new park and official playground for Coney Island residents. With input from the PS288 school community, CB13 and local stakeholders, @NYCParks developed a park for all, slated to open Fall 2021. https://brooklynreporter.com/2020/11/playground-to-get-major-upgrade/ Brooklyn Reporter

A Coney Island park is getting a makeover. On Thursday, Councilmember Mark Treyger, NYC Parks Commissioner Martin Maher and other officials joined …

11/06/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Council Education Chair Treyger, Senator Savino, Council Members Brannan & Maisel Respond to the Lack of Guidance from the City to Reopen Schools & Small Businesses in Red Zone

BROOKLYN, NY - Council Education Chair Mark Treyger State Senator Diane J. Savino, Council Members Justin Brannan and Alan Maisel released the following joint statement about the City Administration continuing to delay the reopening of schools and nonessential small businesses in the red zone, significantly affecting the livelihoods of their constituencies.

“It has been over a week since Governor Cuomo announced that schools in the red zone can reopen, yet our city’s schools have no information on how to proceed. We are calling upon Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to immediately brief school communities in the red zone on where things stand and provide guidance on new protocols set forth by the Governor. The lack of urgency and coordination between the city and state is unacceptable. Many students, families and educators have been greatly impacted, unable to schedule their lives for more than a day, and are scrambling to resolve childcare and access to supportive services such as free meals and social-emotional supports offered at school sites.



“We implore our city to provide communication and transparency. The Mayor should schedule a virtual meeting with senior officials from the Department of Education, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Small Business Services and City Hall to update parents, schools and small businesses on the next steps to reopen. It is crucial that we also look at the impact this can have on our small businesses as we work to ensure a swift reopening. We urge City Hall to provide a plan to reopen schools and small businesses in the red zone without any further delay."

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More results. Before and after photos of Brighton 4th Street. I received complaints of trash piling up for over a month ...
11/06/2020

More results. Before and after photos of Brighton 4th Street. I received complaints of trash piling up for over a month and I immediately contacted DSNY. Thank you to NY’s Strongest for quickly following up and picking up the trash this morning. And thank you to the residents that brought it to my attention. Folks can always email me trouble spots to [email protected]

More results and more coming.Recently I personally visited the front entrance of 2945 W23rd St, Carey Gardens, in Coney ...
11/06/2020

More results and more coming.

Recently I personally visited the front entrance of 2945 W23rd St, Carey Gardens, in Coney Island to check up on a prior visit we made regarding unacceptable and unsafe work conditions.

There was poor lighting and no overhead protection at the entrance worksite, compromising the safety of residents entering and leaving Carey Gardens.

I just spoke to NYCHA leadership and they sent me photos of added lighting and they’ve informed me that the contractor ordered materials to install overhead protection, which will better protect residents.

Once again, I want to thank my colleague District Leader Dionne Brown-Jordan for personally coming down to the site with me to listen to constituent concerns and effectively advocate for their safety and well-being. Special thanks as well to Shirl Aikens for your leadership and partnership. I’ll continue to follow up on this matter until the overhead protection is safely installed.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Council Member Treyger Delivers $3.2 Million Upgrade for Surf PlaygroundBROOKLYN, NY (November 5,...
11/05/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Council Member Treyger Delivers $3.2 Million Upgrade for Surf Playground

BROOKLYN, NY (November 5, 2020) – This afternoon, NYC Council Member Mark Treyger was joined by NYC Parks Brooklyn Commissioner Marty Maher, District Leader Dionne Brown-Jordan, 46th AD, Community Board #13 - Brooklyn District Manager Eddie Mark, Community Board #13 - Brooklyn Chair Lucy Acevedo, Lakeisha Bowers, Community Coordinator, NYC Workforce 1 Career Center, P.S. 288 Principal Qadir Dixon, and P.S. 288 students to announce the groundbreaking of the renovation of Surf Playground in Coney Island. This project will reconstruct the asphalt multi-purpose play area and sports courts at Surf Playground with new basketball courts, seating area, synthetic turf and plantings. The renovation project is one of only a few projects authorized to begin construction post COVID-19 shutdown.


Surf Playground has been an under-utilized space and will now be transformed into a multi-use playground for local P.S. 288 students, families, and seniors to enjoy. Council Member Treyger was originally contacted by families and seniors in Coney Island asking him to visit the playground. This location had a sign indicating it was a playground; however, it was a pile of broken concrete. The under-invested community space never received funding from the previous city administration. Council Member Treyger immediately contacted the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation requesting an estimate for a full renovation of Surf Playground and secured $3.2 million to make the project a reality. The vision for Surf Playground was established through a community design session in 2017 and shaped by students from the adjacent K-8 school, P.S. 288, and by local families and seniors. The state-of-the-art park is expected to be completed by Fall 2021.


The renovation of Surf Playground will include two brand new water bottle filling stations; an adult and senior fitness areas; a synthetic turf field; basketball courts; game tables; benches and seating areas; a misting station; a shade structure; walking paths; and new plants and trees. Council Member Treyger hopes to host future community events in the park for years to come.


When the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation originally introduced its Community Parks Initiative to revitalize a number of parks across the five boroughs, Southern Brooklyn was initially left out. Council Member Treyger strongly advocated to reverse decades of neglect for outer-borough green and recreational spaces and secured a $3.2 million investment for a full upgrade to the Surf Playground. This investment in Surf Playground builds on the total of $72 million which has been dedicated to Parks upgrades in Council District 47 during Council Member Treyger’s tenure, delivered thanks to strong partnerships with federal, state, and local partners, improving access to recreational spaces for everyone in Southern Brooklyn to enjoy.


This Community Parks Initiative in Southern Brooklyn is one of nine park improvement projects that Council Member Treyger has provided to his district. The $72 million in total capital investments also includes West Playground, Bensonhurst Park, McDonald Park, Scarangella Park, Lafayette Playground, Ocean Parkway Malls, Nautilus, and Poseidon Playgrounds.


“I’m elated to see this project begin so that the children, seniors and families in our community can enjoy the new and enhanced Surf Playground and greenspace. This park will have something for everyone. Thank you to Parks Commissioners Silver and Maher for making this project a priority. I’m committed to ensuring that our parks in Southern Brooklyn are receiving the care and investment that’s been missing for many years and that they become beautiful, well-maintained outdoor spaces for local residents to appreciate. I look forward to the official opening next fall and I will continue to allocate and advocate for resources for our neighborhood parks and recreational amenities,” said Council Member Mark Treyger (Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, Sea Gate).


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https://mailchi.mp/77f693b8d17f/press-release-council-member-treyger-delivers-32-million-upgrade-for-surf-playground

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