The De Blasio administration pulled off a regular slam dunk with this one — yesterday the Mayor’s office announced the allocation of $130 million to improving some of the city’s most neglected public parks. The Community Parks Initiative, brought to you by the High Line-snubbing mayor, will not just physically improve 35 underdog parks across the city, it will also expand site-specific programming and activities.
A happy, healthy future for New Yorkers is a nice thought — it’s just too bad we’ll all be overtaken by Ebola pretty soon. Lucky for the few survivors left behind in Bushwick and the Lower East Side, chances are they’ll be in close proximity to one of the four parks in our hoods receiving funding.
Ten Eyck Playground – Scholes Street between Bushwick Avenue and Waterbury Street (Bushwick, shown above)
Henry M. Jackson Playground – corner of Jackson Street and Henry Street (Lower East Side)
Luther Gulick Playground – Delancey Street between Columbia Street Bialystoker Place (LES)
Sol Lain Playground- 271 Henry Street (Lower East Side)
Here’s a map of the parks that are getting some green.