Mayor visits Coney Island Hospital, where staff and patients are feeling the impact of war


After almost two weeks of ongoing violence against Ukraine, some of Brooklyn’s southern-most communities are still reeling — among them, the staff and patients at Coney Island Hospital, where roughly 25 percent of its 3,400 employees are of either Russian or Ukrainian descent.

On Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams, flanked by fellow elected officials and community activists, visited the hospital and other institutions in Brooklyn’s predominantly Ukrainian neighborhoods to show support. At the Ocean Parkway hospital, the former Brooklyn Beep spoke with leaders and staff to express the city “stands with them.”

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