Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks during an event honoring Council Member Robert Cornegy for receiving the Guinness World Record for world’s tallest male politician at City Hall on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Thor Equities, Saratoga Casino Holdings, the Chickasaw Nation and Legends announced that former Brooklyn Councilman and Former Doe Fund Executive Vice President Robert Cornegy is joining the Coney Island venue team as the group prepares its official response to the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board’s request for downstate casino license applications.

“This project represents Brooklyn’s next big moment, and I can’t think of a better place for a world-class entertainment venue than right here in Coney Island,” Cornegy said. “We have such a vibrant group of locally owned businesses that have been calling out for a year-round economic driver, and I am looking forward to working with our community to help show the state that Brooklyn is ready for this venture.”

Cornegy has led the charge on a number of key economic development initiatives, including the Chamber on the Go program, which provides a wide array of mobile support services to small businesses and securing a commitment from SMJ Development to provide affordable and sustainable retail leasing opportunities for small business owners helping ensure the development of affordable mixed-use projects during his time on the council.

As a member of the New York City Council, Cornegy served as Chair of the Council’s Committee on Small Business, Chair of the Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings and Chair of the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Task Force. He is currently a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

“We are putting together a community first bid, and there is no one better to spearhead that effort than Robert,” said Melissa Gliatta, Thor Equities’ Chief Operating Officer. “Whether it was working tirelessly to pass legislation that supported MWBE business owners or personally walking the streets of Coney Island to assist in the recovery after Superstorm Sandy, Robert has always put Brooklyn first. We are excited to have him join our comprehensive team.”

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