From the Daily News:
A congested community in western Queens that fought long and hard for more parks is about to get a little more open space.
The city is transforming two Jackson Heights schoolyards into student-designed playgrounds that will be open to the public after school and on weekends.
Community leaders were also optimistic that the city will soon hammer out a deal to buy land from a nearby private school to expand Travers Park.
“These are good things for the neighborhood,” said City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). “Our community needs as much green space as possible.”
Construction on the schoolyard at Intermediate School 145 began last month. When it is finished by summer, it will include basketball courts, play equipment and a game table area.
The playground at Public School 69 is to be completed by the spring, according to the city Parks Department.
The renovated play areas are part of the city’s Schoolyards to Playgrounds program, which has so far opened up almost 200 of the 290 designated spaces citywide.
Interesting how Dromm didn't push one park project at the expense of another like another council member has...