Park Design Given Approval
Thanks to robust community input and support and thanks to a responsive Parks Department design, the plans for phase two (the playground) were approved at the October community board and November Public Design Commission meetings.
Now the construction documents get drawn up (a process already begun) and vetted by oversight boards, which brings us to June 2016, when bidding by construction companies begins, lasting 6-9 months. Shovels should hit the ground in March 2017 and constructions should take about a year.
It’s My Park Day Fun
Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate and help clean up Gulick Park during October’s It’s My Park Day. Around 100 neighbors came by, many kids got to paint pumpkins–one veteran family brought their own smocks–bulbs went in the ground, and the park got a great winterizing clean up!
Check out the pictures here.
If you missed it on our facebook page, we’re happy to announce that Partnerships for Parks recognized us as an outstanding park group in Manhattan for our fundraising and programming efforts in 2014.
Look forward to the return of our biannual It’s My Park Day clean ups, the summer movie series, and possibly a pop-up library. As always, we’ll keep you apprised of the renovation process. If you have any ideas for events or would like to help us out, please let us know! Enjoy the holiday season and have a happy new year!
Parks Equity Program Did you notice the exciting parks’ news in the media or on our Facebook page this week? Mayor de Blasio announced that the Parks Department, in conjunction with funding from local representatives, will be creating a fund of $130 million to revitalize underinvested parks
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“Crossing Delancey” Thursday 8pm
Come out this Thursday around 8pm for the final showing at The Urban Drive-In, our summer film series in partnership with Abrons Art Center. This week we present “Crossing Delancey” a rom-com set in our neighborhood!
Please note, we’ve changed the location to the amphitheater at Abrons
Continue reading Final Urban Drive-In film this Thursday
It was a popular suggestion when we asked you what programs you’d like to see in Gulick, so we made it happen! Summertime outdoor movies begin tomorrow night! Abrons Art Center liked your idea, too, and agreed to partner with us. They start us off with old Charlie Chaplin shorts accompanied by live music. Next
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(Click on the first image at bottom to open a slide show pop-up.)
This spring’s It’s My Park Day was yet another lovely day made successful by the continued support of our neighbors.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who helped us navigate the DOT grant process and who allocated $1 million toward the renovation, was kind
Continue reading It’s My Park Day – May 2014