Greg J. Brooks has been appointed Executive Director of The New York City Fieldhouse, formed to oversee build-out of the new year-round indoor recreation facility near Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This follows a $40 million donation April 19 from Joshua Rechnitz, Founder & Chairman of the non-profit organization.
From 1994 to 2001, Brooks served as Executive Assistant & Chief of Staff to the Brooklyn Borough President and was a VP & founding member of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Local Development Corp., from 1998 to 2001. In his time on the Board, he contributed to the vision for the park from its inception and helped secure $150 million in city and state funding.
Most recently, Brooks served as Associate Executive Director for Finance & Administration for the 92nd Street Y, where he oversaw its $57 million annual budget and was responsible for maintenance, capital upkeep, technology and security at the 200,000-sf facility. He also held the position of Second Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York from 2001 to 2004.
Rechnitz noted, “We chose Greg because he has the perfect blend of skills across several crucial areas, from financial management to programmatic planning.” In addition, Brooks was deemed an ideal choice because of his close ties to the Brooklyn community and Brooklyn Bridge Park. He lives in Park Slope with his wife, New York State Supreme Court Justice Rachel Adams, and their three kids.
New York City Fieldhouse is dedicated to promoting “healthy and sustainable living through recreational and competitive sports with an emphasis on competitive track cycling,” with the belief that “New York City deserves both to benefit from this rapidly growing sport and to become a new world hub for the sport.”
(Photo: Chuck Taylor)