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Gerritsen Beach’s Seba Park Gets New Comfort Station


The following is a press release from the offices of Councilman Lew Fidler:

City Councilman Lew Fidler announced today that the long-awaited comfort station, which was built as part of the re-development of Seba Park, has opened, just in time for peak season. Those who visit this state-of-the-art park will now be able to utilize on-site restroom facilities, and will no longer need to cut short their time at the park when nature calls.

In recent years, Councilman Fidler has allocated a total of $2.33 million to Seba Park to fund the skate park, tot lot, state-of-the-art playground and its subsequent expansion, and comfort station. A symbolic ribbon cutting will take place at the Gerritsen Beach Little League opening day ceremony on Saturday, April 21st.

Councilman Fidler stated, “I am pleased that our Seba Avenue comfort station will be open in time for the little league baseball season. Certainly, our little leaguers….and their parents and siblings….will all get some welcome relief knowing that it is there. I have always said that Gerritsen Beach is entitled to first class facilities, and this is just part of keeping that promise. If folks can recall 11 years ago, Seba Park was a rubble strewn lot and nothing more. It is now a truly terrific neighborhood park and with the addition that is coming soon, will be even better. These are your tax dollars at work, and I am pleased to have worked with Assemblyman Maisel, Gerritsen Beach Property Owners’ Association, Gerritsen Beach Cares and others to have gotten this done for Beach residents.”

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  1. What about the millions that were spent on the unfinished building in Marine Park….one of those bridges to nowhere could have been done quicker and cheaper

  2. True, there have been many delays and cost overruns at the Marine Park Field House. Each delay has been caused by a defaulting contractor, so I am hopeful that the city has recouped those extra costs from the bonds that should have been posted to ensure their compliance. I am now told that approximately 6 months of work remains on the project meaning I hope to cut the ribbon with the Mayor sometime in the late Fall. No promises. I continue to press the agencies involved to move this forward aggressively. We are all looking forward to the first all green field house in NYC parks. The Carmine Carro Center will also house the Marine Park Active Adults senior group.

    As to comments about GB kids destroying the new comfort station, let’s not only hope for the best but insist on it. I have already spoken to the new commanding officer of  the 63rd prceinct who has jurisdiction over Seba Park, telling him that the 63 and the 61 must coordinate efforts, not only on the new comfort station, but on the dirt bike epidemic as well. And perhaps if the adults in GB take a stand and send out the message that destroying neighborhood improvements is not acceptable conduct, perhaps, it will make a difference.

    Lew from Brooklyn
    a/k/a Councilman Lew Fidler

  3. What about the big empty lot at Emmons Avenue & Brigham Street? There has to be some good use made of that lot. How about a dog park and a kiddie park with some benches and trees, and even fix up that fishing pier there?? Would be nice.


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