From the Queens Chronicle:
After a long fight with the city Department of Education, parents, students and community leaders are finally going to get their wish — a new playground at PS 251 in Springfield Gardens.
The DOE recently completed the design for the area and the project will be going out to bid in April, department spokeswoman Marge Feinberg said Monday.
Once a developer is selected it will take approximately six months to complete the project. The cost is estimated to be about $400,000 and will come from the capital budget, Feinberg said.
Early last year, developer Our Conduit Ltd. of Great Neck, LI, purchased several homes along the South Conduit and got permission from the city to run a sewer line under the playground and dug it up.
School officials claimed there wasn’t any money to repair the area and stated that the original playground equipment could not be reinstalled because it didn’t meet current safety standards, according to parent Michael Pinckney.
Why doesn't the developer get the bill?