This area is slated for an upgrade.
As many sections of the park were slowly improved (Hester Playground 2006), this section remained the last area of disuse and therefore invited misuse.
Now, thanks to our local elected representatives Past and Present, CM Chin, CM Marte, Governor Hochul, State Senator Kavanagh, The Hua Mei Birders, This Coalition, Alliance, a concerned business community and all our local residents who’ve tended this section for decades when everyone else had abandoned it…
and a special thank you to Manhattan Commissioner Perez for immediately taking measures to make this area safer with bright lighting on the Broome Street Parkhouse, taking down fencing that gave the area a derelict look, working with the 5th Pct to have a trial lat night closure,
AND…for guiding this complex process.
Hoping for solid infrastructure improvements: ADA accessible entryways and pathways, water source outlets, The Pit drainage repair, widening gardens,
asking all our neighbors to weigh in…
And workshops and outreach to prevent displacement….
and yes…please end the use this narrow park for a parking lot!! We take public transportation!!