2005-08-18 / Other News

Ceremony Held For Curtis Park Reopening

Community activists, New York City Parks personnel, elected officials and community residents were among the crowd in attendance on Tuesday for the formal rededication of Sam Curtis Park on Foster Avenue between East 81st and 82nd streets. The park, which some formally referred to as the worst in the city, is now “what we always wanted it to be,” according to N.Y. State Assembly Member Helene Weinstein. Clockwise from top left: Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe makes opening remarks; local children try out brand new playground equipment; other kids get in the swing of things; City Council Member Lew Fidler (left) talks with Benepe and Brooklyn Parks commissioner Julius Spiegel; Benepe recites Pledge of Allegiance with Shari Williams; East 81st Street resident Richard Regis now looks forward to coming to the new playground with his children and a few youngsters try their skill on the climbing wall. ( See story on page 5)

Photos by Neil S. Friedman    
Photos by Neil S. Friedman

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