Greenpoint Gazette

State Legislators get a Taste of Brooklyn’s Best

BY Jeff Mann

For the first time since 2009, Brooklyn Night returned to our state’s capital, giving legislators from across New York a first-hand look at why the County of Kings is the king of counties!

Assemblyman Joe Lentol and the Brooklyn Delegation / Photo: Jeff Mann

Dozens of businesses from throughout the borough presented their products at the event, which is a highlight of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative trip to Albany. Guests chowed down on an all-Brooklyn spread that included Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Junior’s cheesecake, Brooklyn beer and a favorite of Assemblyman Joe Lentol’s: egg creams made with U-Bet chocolate syrup. Speaking on behalf of the Brooklyn delegation, Lentol welcomed the reinstitution of Brooklyn Night. “The reason we in Brooklyn want to have this night on a regular basis, is because we believe that the Chamber represents what’s best in Brooklyn.”

Chamber Chairman Peter Meyer / Photo: Jeff Mann
Chamber Acting President Rick Russo / Photo: Jeff Mann

In addition to showcasing local products, Brooklyn Night allowed the Chamber to show legislators why so many businesses are thriving in the borough despite the weak economy. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who can only look at Brooklyn wistfully from his lower Manhattan district, praised the Chamber for its long history of supporting Brooklyn business. “Over the years, we have worked as partners through this delegation to build many exciting things that have been replicated throughout the State by other Chambers of Commerce, because you in Brooklyn have been so successful.”

Angel's / Photo: Jeff Mann
Junior's / Photo: Jeff Mann

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