Southern Brooklyn

Local Pols And Shorefront Y Release Russian-Language Immigrant Manual


Local Assemblymembers Alec Brook-Krasny and Steven Cymbrowitz, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer released the Russian-language edition (pdf.) of the Immigrant’s Rights and Services Manual on Friday at the Shorefront YM-YWHA in Brighton Beach.

This pamphlet serves as a resource that educates New York immigrants on their rights, government benefits, and programs. New York City already provides translations in Chinese, Spanish and Korean.

“I am proud to stand here today with my friend, Borough President Scott Stringer as we present this amazing and much needed resource to the Russian-American community,” said Brook-Krasny. “As an immigrant myself I first hand understand the trials and tribulations of assimilating into the mainstream American community, it is my hope that this guide will serve as a stepping stone to many others who are striving to reach the American dream.”

Brook-Krasny himself is the first Russian-born, Russian-language speaker elected to public office in America. He emigrated from Moscow in 1989, and was elected to represent to 46th District in the New York State Assembly in 2006.

A community education effort led by Stringer’s office along with Brook-Krasny will help distribute the pamphlet to those interested. Workshops will also be held to hand out and clarify aspects of the manual.  Organizations that wish to host a community workshop should call the Borough President’s office at (212) 669-8300.

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  1. Looks like Cymbrowitz has sold us out in favor of the Russians.  He figures if he sucks up to them, they will vote him back in office.  I say SHAME ON YOU CYMBROWITZ for not doing right for Americans born here, worked hard all their lives and what do they get?  They don’t get free Medicaid, free doctor visits, free ambulette rides, they don’t get free home attendents.  What they do get is SCREWED BIG TIME.  I say SHAME ON YOU AND ANY POLITICIANS THAT ARE SUCK UPS TO THESE SOCIAL PARASITES,  a term I saw in here yesterday.

  2. Americans born here, especially retired city and state employees get more than enough, and should thank the new immigrants who can support their cushy pensions, lavish retirement benefits and for some, early retirement due to some b***t injury claim which is most likely total nonsense.
    If you don’t like to live in the same neighborhood with us, please feel free to move to Alabama – nice place with no Russians around.


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