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April 13, 2015 / Brooklyn news / Red Hook / Meadows of Shame

Coffey talk: Park won’t reopen for two more months

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The winter snow has melted, but Red Hook’s Coffey Park is still on ice.

One of the worst winters on record is pushing back the reopening of Coffey Park, which was supposed to happen in April, until June, a Parks Department spokeswoman said.

“Due to emergency post-Sandy work at Coffey Park and a long, cold winter that resulted in frozen ground, Parks’ construction was delayed,” said Maeri Ferguson.

The city closed Coffey Park in April 2014 for what was supposed to be a $2.3 million, yearlong renovation. When it reopens in June the park, bounded by Verona, Dwight, Richards, and King streets, will feature new lighting, spruced-up landscaping, decorative paving in the park’s main plaza, and repaving of all its interior pathways, Ferguson said

The closure of the park, a considerable portion of Red Hook’s open space, had ripple effects when neighbors lashed out at the Parks Department when the agency briefly closed part of another neighborhood park in September.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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