On Friday November 30 PS110 invited members of the neighborhood to a “Community Engagement Breakfast & Dialogue to show support for our community, and to nurture our students’ civic engagement”. The MPNA along with our elected officials and their staff, police officers, people working on GCEF grants in and around the school, and local business owners all had a wonderful morning. Students of PS110 made a presentation telling us what their favorite part of school is, and then asked us questions about our jobs and community involvement. We learned how involved PS110 is in learning about the environment and how passionate they are becoming about being stewards of our planet. PS110 awarded the P.S. 110 Garden Renovation, a project guided by a community parent and funded with a GCEF grant. PS110 gave each of the guests a plant to remind us of the wonderful event! The MPNA is grateful to have been included in the Engagement Breakfast and part of the PS110 community!
On November 7th we celebrated the opening of the playground with a ribbon cutting! Parks commissioner Martin Maher, City Council Member Stephen Levin, Assembly Member Joe Lentol and a representative from Borough President Eric Adams office were in attendance. Along with students from PS 110, members of our community, and members of the MPNA. There was a surprise guest Michael McGoldrick, a descendent of Monsignor McGolrick!
The playground was renovated with Participatory Budgeting funds voted on by you! As well as funds from Stephen Levin and Eric Adams offices.
McGlorick Park is expected to be getting some major upgrades in the next year.
Park officials just finished repairing a dog park over the last few weeks. The park now has new fencing, wood chips and gravel.
Plans for the park now include more tables and a new play area for kids that will include swingsets. New fencing, pavements and sprinklers for children are also slated to be added.
Officials say they also plan on cleaning up piles of branches. They are warning residents that construction is likely to cause some sections of the park to be closed.
Parkgoers like Melanie Hernandez say they are willing to wait.
“If it needs to be done, then it’s part of what comes with improvement,” Hernandez said. “You need to close it for a little bit and that’s not so good and then something better will come.”
The Parks Department told News 12 that construction will start in September and end about a year later. The estimated cost for all the renovation is $5 million.
This week DNA info wrote an article about the exciting new roof top garden at Broadway stages. Alive Structures built the garden and New York City Audubon Society will monitor the bird activity. All this thanks to grants from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF)
Read all about it on the DNA info website: https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160826/greenpoint/wildflower-roof-bring-birds-butterflies-industrial-greenpoint#
Photo credit: DNAinfo/Gwynne Hogan
Rain or shine we are showing the movie, eating popcorn, and practicing Karate with the Greenpoint YMCA. It all starts at 7PM.
See you tonight!
Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday, July 9th to tidy up our park. We were fortunate to enjoy beautiful summer weather while we honed our skills using the grabber! Thank you OSA for donating coffee and refreshments for our crew!
Next Clean Sweep: Saturday, August 13th at 10 AM
Funding for the Greenpoint Parks Stewardship Program is provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, and by Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn.