Bed-Stuy Fundraiser Imagines New Future For Jackie Robinson Park

With everyone from Thai Chi groups, to bodybuilders, to noisy teenagers, to long-time Black residents and newer, white neighbors — the park is small-scale reflection of the diverse community’s strengths, but also its challenges. Namely, gentrification and a recent spike in gun violence in the surrounding blocks.

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Amid escalating gun violence and gentrification, locals hope to turn Jackie Robinson Park Playground into a place of healing and community.

Amid escalating gun violence and gentrification, locals hope to turn Jackie Robinson Park Playground into a place of healing and community. (Courtesy of Frances Ferdinand) BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — […]

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