Raising the roof at PS 185

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The new rooftop playground at PS 185 is a hit!

“Wow, I still can’t believe they built a playground on the roof,” said 12-year-old Dolah Altam. “No one was ever allowed up there before.”

The Walter Kassenbrock School, located at 8601 Ridge Blvd., requested the $1-million renovation about two years ago, but the funding was finally allocated after a nudge by Councilman Vince Gentile (D–Bay Ridge).

Last week, the school invited Gentile for a rooftop playdate.

“Kids were saying how they loved the extra space,” said Gentile. “When I asked why, one kid said, ‘Who doesn’t like playing on the roof?’”

Updated 4:28 pm, July 9, 2018
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