Happy summer CCGH folks! We were informed by a subcontractor for the City, who has been managing a project on our block, that CB7 is having over 60 sidewalk repairs made due to street tree damage by NYC Parks.
About time! We know of at least four blocks where 311 calls were made, in some cases starting 8 years ago, for repair.
If an owner can show that a street tree has damaged their sidewalk, in most cases it’s on the City’s dime (well, really us taxpayers) to fix the sidewalk. So if you are in Greenwood Heights, Sunset Park or Windsor terrace and have filed, you may get repaired this summer. Need to file? The call 311 or Community Board 7 for help. Anyone else out there seeing repairs?
We received a note for CM Sara Gonzalez’s office in regards to the continued delays to the opening of the rebuilt Slope Park on 6th Ave. Looks like it’s been bumped again till the end of June (good news for Greenwood Park). From the note:
Councilwoman González has allocated approximately $2 Million dollars in capital funds for the complete renovation of the playground. She requested an explanation [ from Brooklyn Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey] as to why work was delayed on behalf of her constituents who have been eagerly awaiting the Park’s opening.
Post Xmas greetings. A quick note on where you can drop you tree once all the lights, ornaments and tinsel come down this year via the NYC Parks’ TreeCycle program. Two closest drop offs are at the Green-Wood Cemetery 5th Ave./25th St.) and Sunset Park (6th Ave./44th St.) from January 12 and 13, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (though you can drop off at Green-Wood all week long, to the inside left of their main entrance on 25th St./5th Ave. next to their mulch piles).