From the Times Newsweekly:
Nearly a million dollars in funding has been allocated by a local legislator toward building a new park in Glendale, but questions remain regarding the location for a new public green in the community—or if there is room to build one at all.
City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley reportedly secured $900,000 in the current city budget toward the construction of a new playground serving men, women and children in the eastern section of the neighborhood. Even so, a concrete plan has reportedly yet to be developed between the lawmaker, local residents and Parks Department officials.
Lydon Sleeper, Crowley’s chief of staff, announced the allocation during Board 5’s Aug. 12 meeting in Middle Village. Following the session, he told the Times Newsweekly in a phone interview that the park would most likely be a playground for small children and their families.
Crowley says she is also seeking to create new park space in Maspeth.