Beautification

Hester Street Playground Nearing Completion

Last modified May 4, 2010 at 6:51 am

Under renovation since last June, the Hester Street Playground in the southern section of Sara D. Roosevelt Park is finally nearing the finish line. Judging by the state-of-the-art jungle gym set and stacks of new benches awaiting installation, the park appears to be on schedule for its ambiguous summer 2010 completion date. Recess is nigh. […]

Restoration for 64 Delancey

Posted February 26, 2010 at 6:13 am

Early last month, the dreaded combination of scaffolding and netting was attached to the four-story 64 Delancey, located at the northwest corner of Allen Street.  Luckily, however, this stout building is being restored, not demolished.  Just a little nip/tuck, as it were.

Hester Street Playground Update

Posted February 2, 2010 at 6:19 am

In the eight-month eternity since work first began on a new Hester Street Playground, this section of Sara D. Roosevelt Park has been through some hell.  The big CATS and their earth-moving friends were brought in and summarily surrounded by chain-link fences.  And then came the destruction of the kitchy plaza seating and uprooting of […]

Mercer-Houston Dog Run Greenery

Posted July 30, 2009 at 6:27 am

Yesterday morning, the Mercer-Houston Dog Run received some late-summer greenery. A small group of workers was busy planting flowers and bushes along the metal fence.  Yet despite the recent rehabilitation and this latest effort to beautify, the park remains stubbornly depressing.