It’s one thing to announce plans to build a recreation center in East Flatbush, it’s another thing to actually put a shovel into the ground and get it built.

Thus while the announcement from Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Councilmember Farah Louis Farah N. Louis (D-Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington) and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte  (D-Flatbush, Ditmas Park) to build a state-of-the-art recreation center named for Brooklyn’s trailblazing Congresswoman Shirley A. Chisholm on the Nostrand Playground, 3002 Foster Avenue came with a lot of bells and whistles, it did not come with an exact project cost, or timeline to begin the work and get it done, let alone any renderings of a design.

The Nostrand Playground in East Flatbush and the site for the proposed Shirley Chisholm Recreation Center. Photo From Parks Department website. It’s one thing to announce plans to build a recreation center in East Flatbush, it’s another thing to actually put a shovel into the ground and get it […]

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