Georganna Deas

Coney Island resident Georganna Deas has spent forty years advocating for a better Coney Island

Economic development specialist Georganna Deas is a Coney Island resident and advocate who has lived in the Gravesend Houses on Kaiser Park for forty years.  After moving here in 1977, she worked with Coney Island Pride and then with Astella Development. Deas recalls advocating for a one-fare zone and against the privatization of Coney Island Hospital. Among the transformations she has seen are fires blighting Coney Island, Astella building over 1,000 houses on the vacant lots and the rezoning plan of the Coney Island Development Corporation.