The Proposed Redesign

Conceptual Plan

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Newsletter: Bathroom Funded via Parks’ Equity Program

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 in high-needs communities. To make for a sustainable initiative, Parks is pairing this capital investment with increased maintenance efforts (hiring new staff for target areas), new programming, and partnering with local community groups.

Bathroom Funded
You may have noticed that previous iterations of the redesign plans included a space for a “future” comfort station. Well, that future is now certain. As part of the capital money set aside for parks in our area, $2 million was set aside for construction of a bathroom. This will make life much easier for parents of small children and it will allow for longer programming because staff will have access to necessary facilities.

In addition to Gulick, Sol Lain Playground and the courts at Henry M Jackson Playgroundwill see capital investment as part of the Community Parks Initiative. We want to extend our thanks to Senator Daniel Squadron for getting this discussion of equity started, to Council Member Chin and Borough President Gale Brewer for supporting this initiative, and finally to NYC Parks for recognizing that our neighborhood parks need extra attention. Here’s to little parks having a big impact!

It’s My Park Day Clean Up and Pumpkin Painting: 10/19

It’s that time of year again! We get to hang out and clean up the summer’s plant beds, plant some fresh bulbs for the spring, and I get to load up my car with pumpkins for children to paint.Come by on Sunday October 19th, from 1-4pm. Refreshments will be served!

Final Urban Drive-In film this Thursday

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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

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Urban Drive-In begins tomorrow 7/10

Outdoor movies Thursdays in July 2014

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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It’s My Park Day – May 2014

Speaker Silver

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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

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Ping Pong Tournament is Back!

Ping Pong Tournament 2014

The unofficial, unscientific, keep-your-own-score, just-for-fun, “chance to get to know your neighbors and their ferocious bacskhands” tournament!