Council Member Ari Kagan announces funding public safety and security upgrades after ‘no’ budget vote


Council Member Ari Kagan announced he has secured funding for public safety improvements in southern Brooklyn weeks after voting against the fiscal year 2024 budget.

Kagan, who represents Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, and Sea Gate, said he will use the capital funding from the NYC council to invest in the well-being and safety of local residents and other southern Brooklyn guests.

Part of the subsidies will go towards installing new NYPD security cameras in Kaiser Park and at Stillwell Ave. and the Riegelmann boardwalk between West 28th St. and West 29th St. The new gear costs $240,000, according to Kagan’s office.