Gravesend community rallies against city’s proposal to convert IS 228 schoolyard into public park

They say that a public park in place of a schoolyard would create serious safety, health and quality of life issues.

News 12 Staff

Feb 25, 2021, 1:20 AM

Updated 1,246 days ago

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Brooklyn Assembly member William Colton and members of the Gravesend community rallied Wednesday against the city’s proposal to turn the schoolyard at I.S. 228 into a public park. 
They say that a public park in place of a schoolyard would create serious safety, health and quality of life issues. 
The Department of Education released a statement saying, “The city is committed to delivering a nearly $5 million investment to the neighborhood and we will work with the Parks Department and stakeholders in the school community to come to a resolution."


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