DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – The green space in front of Long Island University (LIU) in Downtown Brooklyn will welcome a new public art piece next month. Rendering of Leonard Ursachi’s “Bunker Head” (Courtesy of the artist)NYC Parks [https://www.nycgovparks.org/art] will unveil artist Leonard Ursachi [http://www.ursachi.
A woman stands at the entrance to McGolrick Park, where new signs have omitted Polish (Paul Stremple/Bklyner)GREENPOINT – All down Nassau Avenue on the approach to McGolrick Park, Polish signs can be seen on the storefronts, like Kubuś Photo Service, Cracovia Liquors, Jaslowiczanka Bakery or Krajan Polish Deli. But
FORT GREENE – Come discuss the future of Fort Greene’s second-biggest green space at a community visioning session for Commodore Barry Park tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 28. Hosted by the NYC Parks Department and local Councilmember Laurie Cumbo (D-35), the event will be held at the Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center,
Courtesy NYC ParksCONEY ISLAND – Don’t go in the water! At least, not yet… Would-be swimmers have complained about a lack of lifeguards between West 19th and 29th Streets at Coney Island that’s keeping them out of the water, the NY Post [https://nypost.com/2018/06/25/coney-island-has-a-major-lifeguard-shortage/
A synthetic turf field and new adult exercise equipment are slated for Bushwick’s Maria Hernandez Park (Via NYC Parks)BUSHWICK – Last week, the NYC Parks Department visited Community Board 4 in Bushwick to reveal their plans for renovating the large—and underutilized—asphalt pitch at Maria Hernandez Park. Based
Councilmember Gentile throws out the first pitch at the newly renovated McKinley Park baseball field in Dyker Heights (Photo via NYC Parks Dept)DYKER HEIGHTS – Yesterday, the NYC Parks Department cut the ribbon on the new and improved baseball field at McKinley Park in Dyker Heights. The $2.5 million
(Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)Plans are officially underway for the long-overdue makeover at Lt. Federico Narvaez Tot Lot on Cortelyou Road — and in two years, we could have an entirely renovated playground. The Tot Lot secured $1 million in funding from Mayor de Blasio, Assembly Member Jim Brennan, and
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to ring in the New Year! Get a fresh start by recycling your holiday tree at one of the many MulchFest 2016 locations [http://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/mulchfest?utm_source=CornerMedia&utm_medium=SponsoredPostAd&utm_campaign=MulchFest%202016] in
Councilman Mark Treyger announces improvements coming to Lafayette Playground. (Courtesy of Treyger’s Office)The city has doubled the budget for its Community Parks Initiative [http://www.nycgovparks.org/about/framework-for-an-equitable-future/community-parks-initiative] (CPI) — a citywide program to improve under-funded parks in densely populated and growing neighborhoods with higher concentrations of
Photo via Shape Up NYC [https://www.facebook.com/shapeupnewyorkcity/photos/pb.277429779068877.-2207520000.1437597282./705937032884814/?type=3&theater] Great news for all our neighborhood fitness buffs — and those who want to become fitness buffs! Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church [https://sites.google.com/site/flatbushtompkins/] (424 E. 19th Street, by Dorchester
Calvert Vaux Park (Photo by Bensonhurst Bean)Another budget season, another trashed Southern Brooklyn park. At a Parks budget hearing last week, Councilman Mark Treyger raised with Commissioner Mitchell Silver the issue of the dilapidated and overgrown Calvert Vaux Park [http://observer.com/2015/05/de-blasio-administration-wont-commit-to-bloomberg-promises-on-parks/] , which in 2007 was
A recent report [/playground-injuries/] by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office found that Bensonhurst Park was among those with the greatest amount of playground injury lawsuits within a 10-year period. But the park’s problems are not limited to the playground. On a recent visit to Bensonhurst Park, we found broken
Looks like New York won’t be getting a “record-breaking” snow fall after all. The blizzard warning has been dropped for most of the New York area – though it remains in effect for Suffolk County and Long Island. Snow accumulation predictions have been downgraded [http://www.amny.com/news/blizzard-in-nyc-weather-forecast-subway-status-school-closings-and-more-from-winter-storm-juno-1.
Source: Venkytsv via Wikimedia CommonsFrom the offices of Councilman David Greenfield: In his latest effort to spruce up local neighborhoods and help improve the environment, Councilman David G. Greenfield is hosting a free tree giveaway this Sunday, October 21 at Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School. The event, held in partnership