Fat funds for fixing Ridge parks

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It’s game, set and match for long-awaited repairs to Bay Ridge parks.

The new city budget has $8 million earmarked to fix up Ridge recreational facilities — including the tennis court repairs at John J. Carty Park, restroom restorations at the 97th Street Shore Road Park, and basketball court cleanups at the Benson Playground.

The tennis court repair is perhaps the neighborhood’s most eagerly awaited project, according to the local councilman.

“Many tennis players in our area have been waiting for these courts to be renovated and repaired,” said Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge). “That process starts now.”

One local, who has lived in the neighborhood for 18 years, has heard about her son’s struggles on the cracked court.

“He was saying when the ball hits the crack sometimes, it makes it go the other way,” said Lynn Anderson, whose 10-year-old son Jakob plays tennis on the courts.

But she is looking forward to the finished project.

“We live over there so for us, it would be great,” said Anderson.

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow her
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

A. Hess says:
Who's getting the contracts?
July 14, 2014, 5:04 am
John from Bay Ridge says:
Sounds good. Now let's maintain these renovations. Which never seems to be done.

The track at Ft. Hamilton HS Park and the turf soccer field at 14th Ave off 86th street are in terrible condition. Can we get those repaired?
July 14, 2014, 11:41 am
Steve Nostradome from Bay Ridge says:
Almost a year later and the shore road courts are barely usable let alone Playable. ...any Real News on this ???
May 19, 2015, 10:22 am
Peter H from Bay ridge says:
When is this happening? Courts/nets are in piss-poor shape and have not been maintained. Nets ripped, sagging, broken, not usable. Courts have cracks and grass growing in them and paint faded. What is going on?
May 19, 2015, 10:39 am

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