Bensonhurst Senior Center to Stay Open

BROOKLYN -

The city will provide funding to keep House of Jacob senior center in Bensonhurst open for at least six more months, Councilman David Greenfield announced on Tuesday.

The center, which serves more than 100 seniors each day from its location at 6222 23rd Avenue, was scheduled to be shuttered on Jan. 1, the second time in a 12-month period. However, Greenfield, along with Councilman Mark Treyger and Assemblyman Bill Colton, secured funding to keep the center’s doors open until the end of the current fiscal year. They are continuing to work to secure long-term city funding.

The center is located in the shul of the JCC of Bensonhurst, which relies on rent from House of Jacob to help cover its operating expenses. As a result, the agreement is also a huge relief for the JCC.