Brooklyn community board with two employees gets new $7M city-funded office

September 13, 2010 10:00AM

State Sen. Carl Kruger

Brooklyn’s Community Board 18 has only two employees — state Sen. Carl Kruger’s girlfriend and sister — but that isn’t holding it back from receiving a brand-new $7 million, 4,000-square-foot office building, courtesy of city taxpayers, according to the Post. The new digs are thanks to a deal that the Dinkins administration cut in the early 1990s with then-CB 18 Chairman Kruger, who pledged his support for a Department of Environmental Protection sewage-overflow storage plant at Paerdegat Basin in return. The delayed, $357 million plant is just now under construction, and meanwhile, Kruger is the subject of a probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for alleged influence peddling. Most community boards rent offices of less than 1,500 square feet and hold larger, public meetings elsewhere, city officials said. Kruger and his girlfriend, CB 18 District Manager Dorothy Turano, said the board, which consists of Turano and Kruger’s sister, secretary Marlene Berger, has been operating out of a small apartment in the low-income Glenwood Houses in Canarsie since 1977. [Post]