After years of negotiations, a new community center is finally coming to East Flatbush — and it will bear the name of one of Brooklyn’s proudest civic leaders, former Brooklyn Congressmember Shirley Chisholm.

Procurement is now officially underway for the $141 million project, which will be located in a 65,000-square-foot facility atop what’s currently a turf field at the Nostrand Playground on Farragut Place, between East 31st and East 32nd streets, next door to PS 269. Completion of the facility, which is being funded with capital dollars reallocated from the NYPD budget last year, is expected in 2025.

Mayor Bill de Blasio presents a giant check for $141 million to local Flatbush electeds for the new Shirley Chisholm Rec Center. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC

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