NYS Comptroller DiNapoli Report on Sunset Park

Jesse Hamilton

September 14, 2016

(L-R) NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer, New York City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Carlo Scissura, NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz, State Senator Jesse Hamilton and UncommonGoods Area Operations Managers Kenesha Phillip

NYS Comptroller DiNapoli reports welcome news about the economic health and vitality of Sunset Park. While we celebrate the news of increased employment and higher salaries, we must also keep in mind the work ahead to accommodate the growth of Sunset Park. We need enough seats for students in schools and resources to upgrade the neighborhood's infrastructure. We must ensure that quality of life does not suffer due to population growth and economic success. And we must ensure that we don't leave neighbors behind, those who haven't yet been able to fully participate in recent success can't be allowed to fall by the wayside. We should all remain conscious of the challenge affordability poses to SunsetPark families - particularly affordable housing. The welcome news on jobs, salaries, and entrepreneurship should strengthen our resolve to build a more inclusive and even more successful Sunset Park for all.

(Photo courtesy of Office of NYS Comptroller)