Wednesday, October 29, 2008

PS41 Schoolyard Update

I was able to attend the PS41 PTA meeting Tuesday night. During that meeting the final design for the new schoolyard was displayed. In most ways it resembled the designs presented a few months ago. However the omission of the gazebo already makes the tightening city budget a reality.

The overall design should please most people. The children will see the design elements they wanted. And very real steps have been taken to minimize the factors that might be disruptive to the neighbors. Many trees breakup the open spaces. What was most surprising - and wonderfully so - was the inclusion of a butterfly garden. How unique! The first of its kind to be built in the city schoolyards.

Construction will begin on or about November 3. It will run from 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday. No night construction. No weekend construction.

The plan is to have the new schoolyard completed by May 2009.

I hope they can meet that commitment. It will be a beautiful thing for the school and the community.

> Joe Markowski

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Meetings & Mournings

Wednesday night the 122 Precinct Community Council gets together at the 122 Precinct on Hylan Blvd. at 8pm. Have a concern? Need some guidance? Plan on attending. Hear about the concerns of your neighbors.

Thursday night is our regular monthly meeting. We get together at 8pm at the Kells-Grennie American Legion Post at 2750 Amboy Road. Come join us and your neighbors as we work to make our world a better place.

Lastly, we mourn the passing of Marie DeFazio, a longtime NDCCA member who played an active role in our Association for many years. We will miss her.