Yeger Touts Nearly $3 Million for Community in First Budget


Councilman Kalman Yeger said he secured nearly $3 million in taxpayer funds for his Brooklyn district in the first budget passed since his election.

The district, which consists of Midwood, Boro Park and Bensonhurst, received $450,000 for HASC’s new Rambam Health Center, $700,000 for two key projects at OHEL’s new Midwood Campus, and $1.6 million for Maimonides Medical Center to cover upgraded operating room tables and new MRI equipment.

“I am so proud that our efforts paid off,” Yeger said. “With the help of Mayor de Blasio and my colleagues in the City Council, some of our wonderful community institutions will receive much-needed help to expand services in our community. These institutions are the lifeline of our community. Without them, we wouldn’t be the neighborhood we strive to be.”

Other funds for the district include $150,000 for additional NYPD cameras at high priority areas and $375,000 for upgrades to the fire station at 23rd Avenue and 65th Street.

Yeger said that some bills that passed over his “no” vote include a resolution to charge an 18 percent interest rate for late payment of property taxes.

He called the city’s new “Fair Fares” program which brings half-priced MetroCards to low-income New Yorkers a “tremendous victory for those struggling to make ends meet.”