Speaker Silver allocates $1,000,000.
The good news continues to roll in for Gulick Park, bringing some sunshine in with the Spring!
Last time we wrote, we indicated that we still needed about $700,000 to cover the cost of the renovation. Well, not any more!
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has allocated $1,000,000, filling this gap and leaving a surplus that could cover overages during construction or be a downpayment on a future bathroom building.
Speaker Silver has long recognized the benefits of revamping and revitalizing his boyhood playground for the diverse community that surrounds it. We greatly appreciate his continued support.
We are incredibly excited that the entire renovation is fully funded and can move ahead as planned. If all goes smoothly, construction could begin by next autumn.
Come Celebrate on Sunday, May 18th:
This spring’s It’s My Park Day will celebrate 5 years of support and commitment from our neighbors and elected officials that will result in a beautiful new park!
From 1-4pm we will host a variety of activities: gardening, ping pong, a basketball clinic from Henry St Settlement, live music, food, and more! Details to follow!
We are excited to announce that Luther Gulick Park will receive $2.5 Million in state grants toward the capital renovation of the park. Awarded by the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Program, the money will pay for construction of pathways, sidewalks, lighting, bicycle parking, greenery and landscaping, which will ameliorate the affects of the Williamsburg
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If you have a christmas tree you’re ready to part with, please think about bringing it to a nearby park for mulching. The Parks Department will reuse the mulch to help maintain and beautify our city.
You can drop off trees at Corlears Hook Park (Cherry and Jackson Streets) or at Thompkins Sq Park where
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Our friend Wylie Goodman at Partnerships for Parks made this short video showcasing Gulick Park users talking about how they make our park what it is and what it will be. We will probably use more People Make Parks visioning tools during our May event, too.
Beautiful weather and friendly neighbors graced Gulick Park this past Sunday. Around 200 people came out to have fun and fix up the park. Almost 1000 flower bulbs went in the ground, the entire park was raked, over 150 pumpkins were painted, and many masks were created–by kids and face-painters alike. This all happened to
Continue reading Another Great Park Day with Visioning Results