Press Release Article


Date: Jun 21, 2005
Press Release Number: 72-2005

Sandra E. Dixon, Manager of New York Affairs for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will receive the Best Supporter for Community Award from the Brooklyn, Red Hook Lions Club for helping Red Hook residents. The award will be presented to Ms. Dixon on Wednesday, June 22, at Bargemusic on Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn.

Over the past year, Ms. Dixon secured Port Authority support for various Lions Club charitable projects, including help for battered women, community health awareness, providing Thanksgiving dinners to low-income area residents, and the purchase of toys and school supplies for needy children.

Ms. Dixon said, “I am accepting this award on behalf of the Port Authority. The agency has always felt that it is important to be good neighbors and give back to the communities that host our facilities. This is one small way we can show our appreciation.”

The Port Authority owns the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal at the foot of Hamilton Avenue in the Red Hook section of the borough.

“Thanks to Ms. Dixon and the Port Authority, we were able to help members of our community who were in need,” said Jay E. McKnight, President of the Brooklyn, Red Hook Lions Club. “This is our way of showing that the community appreciates their efforts.”

The Brooklyn, Red Hook Lions Club, part of Lions Clubs International, is an organization of more than 46,000 clubs in 193 countries and geographical areas.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. In addition to the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal, they include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; the Port Authority-Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Container Terminal on Staten Island; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

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