It’s My Park Day at Shore Road and Owl’s Head Parks in Bay Ridge

Rake ‘n’ roll on It’s My Park Day in Bay Ridge

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Talk about turning over a new leaf!

Dozens of Ridgites descended on Shore Road and Owls Head parks to rake, pick up, and paint — all part of the citywide clean-up effort “It’s My Park Day.”

Young and old helped clear fallen leaves and improperly discarded trash out of the neighborhood’s two biggest green spaces, and touched up fences and benches.

Community Board 10’s Parks and Recreation committee led a special team inside the Narrows Botanical Garden, a rare-plants-and-animals oasis in the section of Shore Road Park between 69th and 72nd streets.

“They were really happy with the work that was done,” said committee chairwoman June Johnson.

Johnson credited her fellow committee member Shirley Chin with bringing out the youth group from Saint Anselm’s Church on 83rd Street — a group that included 70 kids, plus their parents.

“What’s great about the group Shirley brings is the kids come with their moms and dads, who help out a lot,” Johnson said.

The team also got a tour of the botanical garden’s one-of-a-kind turtle pond and famed chicken coop.

“It’s a really great spot they’ve got there,” said Johnson.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

diehipster from Suplexing Soyboys says:
Normal looking, real Brooklyn young women helping clean up a normal part of real Brooklyn. I like it.

If this were happening somewhere in Bushpointburg, you'd have Zoey, Chloe, Emma, and Stephonica dressed in $175 granny dresses $200 shades; hanging up pitiful art as they swept their own cigarette butts; an artisanal coffee cart parked near by; and they would of course give themselves a whimsical name like "The Upper Southeast Bushwick Progressive Greenspace Collective"
Oct. 24, 2013, 4:59 am
diemook from south brooklyn says:
People wouldn't have to clean up the parks like this regularly if it weren't for the lazy mooks who can't be bothered to throw away their trash in trashcans. It's remarkable how many Brooklyn natives treat their own parks and neighborhoods like crap.
Oct. 24, 2013, 8:16 am
Jay from Bay Ridge says:
civil education is needed in school. I often see kids throw garbage on sidewalk just like nothing really matter. If they're not taught the right thing at home, school must take up the teaching of civil responsibility. America used to be a first world country, now its back to third world in many aspects.
Oct. 24, 2013, 8:56 am
joey from Clinton hills says:
Great job Will! Did you get any of their numbers?
Oct. 24, 2013, 9:02 am
Joe Black from Kensington says:
They may look normal now, but only an amount of time before Dina and Francesca grow into your average pampered, spoiled daddy's mafia-princesses, with giant hoop earrings and pounds of makeup and spread their legs to any 35 year old steroid-popping gym-heads with bulging veins, salon tans, jewelry, and gelled hair. Good Ol' Benson Ridge!
Oct. 27, 2013, 12:03 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
hey joe not much of a bigot huh.. btw the neighborhood you are in is Flatbush 0 don't put lipstick on a pig :)

Mazel tov
Oct. 27, 2013, 12:18 pm
ty from pps says:
Kensington is NOT part of Flatbush, Old Time. Nice try. Mazel Tov.
Oct. 29, 2013, 10:26 am
Mary from Bay ridge says:
What awful bigoted things to say about these young ladies. They are local high schoolers here in Bay Ridge, what disgusting low class hate speech remarks,

Get better Joe Kensington.....please get better.
Oct. 29, 2013, 7:34 pm

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