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NYC Parks Holds Ribbon Cutting to Mark Completion of Field House at Queensbridge Park

Officials cut the ribbon Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the Queensbridge Park field house ( Photo: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila)

Oct. 29, 2020 By Christian Murray

A ceremonial ribbon cutting was held at Queensbridge Park Wednesday to mark the completion of a new $6.25 million field house.

The new facility replaces the old field house that was constructed in 1941 and had not been in use for nearly 30 years. The previous building was demolished to make way for the new 1,500 foot facility.

The new facility includes a community room, an office area for NYC Parks staff, a public restroom and storage space for the park’s maintenance equipment. The facility, which incorporates green design features, is surrounded by an outdoor plaza area complete with seating, bicycle racks and drinking fountain.

The funding for the field house came via a $2.5 million allocation from Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer’s office and $3.75 million via the Mayor’s office.

Van Bramer and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver were at the park Wednesday for the ceremonial opening.

Rendering of the field house (NYC Parks)

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WhatCanIBuildforYou??

So this 1500 sq ft box cost $6.25M…must be the same guys that put in the $6k trash cans at Gantry State Park down the river. I guess money does grow on trees.

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Queens Resident

Great use of tax dollars. The average cost to develop property in NYC is about $400/square foot. This cost over $4000/square foot. Not to mention, the city already owned the land and didn’t need to acquire the property. Classic New York. Quick to waste, quick to ask for more.

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