Parks are for people. Not cars or parking perks.
This troubled narrow park serves 7 blocks of low-income neighborhoods. The Broome Str Communications Building below serves all 5 boroughs. Why is it, and its parking, here?
NYC ‘Environmental Justice Area‘ map. NYC’s environmental justice law defines “Environmental Justice Areas” as low-income or minority communities located in the City of New York, based on US Census data.
Yet three of four of its Parkhouses are burdened with carrying:
All 5 boroughs at Broome Street.
All of Manhattan at Stanton Street.
All of Manhattan at Hester Street
Only the robust, active, community hub of 30 Delancey Street parkhouse – the BRC Senior Nutrition Center is used by and for the people of these neighborhoods.
See original maps link (https://nycdohmh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/lookup/index.html?appid=fc9a0dc8b7564148b4079d294498a3cf )
Engine Company 298
President of the FDNY Phoenix Society*
When: Wednesday, May 25th at 11am
This will be “a round table event with community leaders and elected officials to discuss Fire Safety, CPR classes and other various resources that we can offer the communities. There has been a recent influx in major fires in the Asian communities and this event will disucss the importance of preparation and awareness to fire safety.”
Where: Fire Department Headquarters located at 9 Metrotech Brooklyn 11201
questions? Please contact Benjamin Chou at 917-834-7627
*Our mission is to bridge the Asian culture with the FDNY, its members and the communities.
Please walk dogs along the park sides – not in the playgrounds or fields. Our park workers clean up dog leavings every day. You may be picking up after your dog, but the city can’t guess who will or won’t. Dogs are simply not allowed there. And some children (and adults) are afraid of dogs. Even your sweet tempered one!
Instead, organize to find a site in this park for a dog run? We probably can only accommodate a small dogs in one of the plots. It would take a lot of work and some bureaucracy to get through.
Perhaps in front of the Broome Street Building? That are could use more active positive use? We have long asked for the cars to be removed – this could be another, better, park-use of that space.
We are entirely volunteer driven with very few funds. So everything we do is from your effort – the effort of our communities.
And…a reminder: adults are not allowed in the playgrounds without children. This is a safety precaution. Not personal.