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With $6.4M Remodeling of Seward Park Underway, Pols Celebrate Official Groundbreaking

The multimillion-dollar renovation of Seward Park is already six months deep. But the official groundbreaking transpired Friday morning with token media display and shovel poses.

Councilwoman Margaret Chin joined Parks Department Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and members of Community Board 3 to celebrate the $6.4 million construction project.

As previously reported, the Seward Park Conservancy fought the last several years for funding to upgrade the 3.4-acre green space, the first municipal playground in the United States. The monetary boost came as part of the “Parks Without Borders” program to reinvigorate the century-old parkland.

Below are some quick hits about the remodeling of Seward Park:

These improvements are certainly a long time coming; the last time the park received such major overhaul was during the 2000-era makeover.

Scheduled completion is Fall 2019, but don’t be surprised by any extended delays.

Seward Park Plan by BoweryBoogie on Scribd