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Weigh in on plans for Fort Greene Park revamp

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Weigh in on plans to makeover Fort Greene Park at a community meeting on Wednesday night with Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Marty Maher.

The green agency’s new head will listen to residents’ thoughts on a proposal for the Parks Without Borders program that was revealed in February, angering many locals who said it only caters to the rich and ignores longtime denizens, who claim they were left out of the planning process.

The program allots $7 million for a makeover of the greensward, including clearing a path to the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument by eliminating a stone wall and some granite platforms, and adding wheelchair ramps and a “water feature.”

Have your say at Ingersoll Community Center (177 Myrtle Ave. at Prince St. in Fort Greene). May 3 at 7 pm.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 5:59 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Tyler from pps says:
I hope Tal Barzilai shows up. This park really needs the Pleasantville perspective.
May 3, 2017, 10:14 am
Lou from Freeport says:
"here come the condominiums" -Lou Reed
May 3, 2017, 11:39 am
Mom from Clinton Hill says:
Will the bathrooms be open after the redesign?
May 3, 2017, 9:52 pm
samir kabir from downtown says:
Gone are the good old days when white people were afraid to come to Brooklyn. Boo-hoo.
May 4, 2017, 5:12 am
neighbor from Fort Greene says:
Will you post a summary of the meeting? thanks
May 4, 2017, 8:32 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, N.Y. says:
Hi Tyler! Here I am. I'm not allowed in that park anymore because I was caught masturbating around children and in an animal corpse.
May 6, 2017, 11:04 pm

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