Greenpoint Park’s Renovation Fully Funded With $850K From Borough President


August 3, 2015

GREENPOINT — A renovation for a Greenpoint playground is finally fully funded after some three years of fundraising.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ park funding announcement last week included $850,000 for McGolrick Park, a Greenpoint park south of Nassau Avenue and Russell Street.

The money, which was allocated as part of the 2016 fiscal year budget, brought the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance to its fundraising goal of $2 million to renovate the playground.

“We’re just really elated at the fact that the borough president and the city council completed funding to get it all done,” said Martha Holstein, a member part of the alliance.

Neighbors initially spearheaded the idea of renovating the park during Councilman Steve Levin’s participatory budgeting in 2013, pitching it as one of several ideas to fund…

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