Former NYC council member joins Coney Island casino team, second ex-pol to unite with Thor Equities

Former NYC council member joins Coney Island casino team, second ex-pol to unite with Thor Equities

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  • Jada Camille, Brooklyn Paper
August 21, 2023 7:17 PM

Former southern Brooklyn council member Domenic Recchia has joined the Thor Equities team in its bid to open a Coney Island casino.

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Recchia, who represented the 47th District — which includes Bensonhurst, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, and Gravesend from 2002 until 2013 — said he believes the gaming center and hotel can be the catalyst for economic growth in the peninsula. His hiring was first reported by Crain’s New York Business.

The Thor Equities team is prioritizing neighborhood safety, youth development and job opportunities in their proposal, according to Recchia. Their plans include a potential partnership with NYPD and the DOE to provide youth apprenticeship programs.