City Council Members Blister Parks Department for 'Unacceptable' Project Delays

Metro.jpgBy Amanda Mikelberg

Money to renovate the Booker T. Washington playground at West 108th Street and Amsterdam Avenue was allocated over four years ago, but the upgrade isn’t expected to be completed for three or more years.

Similarly, cash for improvements to the Broadway Malls from West 137th through 139th streets was allocated over four years ago. Completion is slated for 2019.

“The fact that it takes four, five, six years to complete parks projects, even relatively small ones, is just unacceptable for members of the council,” City Councilman Mark Levine told Metro. “It’s just tremendous frustration for the slow pace of this work.”

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