A Bathroom Grows in Gulick

It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on the state of Gulick Park. The comfort station construction continues at pace…even if that pace seems slow and sporadic at times. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Some picture updates are below.

Sol Lain Playground on East Broadway, next to PS134/137 is nearly complete. Please join the school and NYC Parks to celebrate completion this monday:

Sol Lain Playground
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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Sol Lain Playground

East Broadway & Henry Street,

east of Samuel Dickstein Plaza

New York, N.Y. 10002

 

Contracts for construction on the rest of Gulick Park are currently being vetted by NYC Parks and Recreation. Hopefully this process will be completed before the end of the year and construction will commence immediately thereafter. We will keep you posted as we know more.

 

Driving piles or driving holes for the foundation work.

 

Digging out to lay the foundation.

Foundations laid!

Restroom Construction Begins Now

 

Today’s the day! Parks Department workers are setting up the fencing to cordon off the construction site for Gulick’s future comfort station.

The north side of the playground and the basketball courts will be closed down until construction finishes.

In the meantime, we hope that the other, larger play structure will remain

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This autumn’s “It’s My Park Day”: a big success

Thank you to all who came out to our annual fall pumpkin painting and gardening day. We met a lot of new neighbors and saw some familiar faces. The park will look wonderful in the spring–as wonderful as the kids looked when they got their pumpkins and faces painted!

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Pumpkin Painting, Bulb Planting Returns: Sunday 10/23, 2pm

The air has that nip to it, the leaves are starting to show their fall colors–if only around the edges.

It must be time for pumpkin painting in Gulick Park!

Join us Sunday 10/23 from 2-4pm for our annual pumpkin painting event, where we will also have face painting, snacks, crafts, gardening, and

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Groundbreaking at Sol Lain & Henry M Jackson

As we’ve noted before, our neighbor parks have received a lot of attention under Mayor DeBlasio’s “Community Parks Initiative.” The signs of which are already apparent at Sol Lain and Henry M Jackson parks, now fenced of and largely removed of their internal features.

Commissioner Silver speaking at the groundbreaking for Sol Lain

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