NEW PLAYGROUND OPENS AT TRACY TOWERS

NEW PLAYGROUND OPENS AT TRACY TOWERS… Young residents of Tracy Towers along W. Mosholu Parkway South were on hand as officials cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art playground on Sunday, August 27. The $200,000 project was allocated from discretionary funding from Councilman Andrew Cohen in October, 2015. The original playground had not been replaced since the towers opened 37 years ago and work began on the project this past June. Councilman Cohen told residents, “The recreation center wasn’t being used because it was dangerous for the kids and that’s unacceptable.” Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and Senator Jamaal Bailey were on hand to support Cohen’s efforts. The playground joins the recently installed basketball court that was paid for by the Tracy Towers Tenants Association. Free hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks were available and a live deejay provided the music.
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Youngsters try out the new slide after the new playground opened on Sunday, August 28.–Photo courtesy of Councilman Andrew Cohen’s office

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Officials join residents in the opening of the new playground at Tracy Towers.–Photo courtesy of Councilman Andrew Cohen’s office

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Councilman Andrew Cohen joins Jean Hill of Community Board # 7 during the ribbon cutting at Tracy Towers.–Photo courtesy of Councilman Andrew Cohen’s office

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