Carmelo Anthony promotes new city rail system

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is heading back to his Brooklyn roots to promote a new way for children to get around nearby neighborhoods.

 

The Brooklyn-Queens Connector will operate from Sunset Park to Astoria and could be a major help to those from Red Hook.

 

The basketball player is working with children from Red Hook Initiative's Digital Stewards Program to promote the new business by creating a promotional video of the new rail system.

 

The project helps to give young people the opportunity to learn, create and to work with someone who has had a similar upbringing as them, according to officials.

 

Alexander Coles says the stories Anthony told him of growing up on the playgrounds were similar to his own experiences, and he appreciates what the basketball star is doing for his neighborhood.

 

Red Hook Initiative's Digital Stewards Program is designed to prepare children for careers in digital technology, video production and media.


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