“Investing in District 45’s youth, older adults and residents is an investment in New York City’s future, and I am delighted to have delivered the $141 million in funds to expand recreation space in Central Brooklyn for its families and, most importantly, East Flatbush scholars,” said Council Member Farah N. Louis. “The Shirley Chisholm Recreation Center is a long-overdue and much-needed investment in the betterment of our community. I envisioned a legacy project that included a state of the art and cutting-edge recreation space that this community has long deserved. I am thrilled to see the culmination of all of our community members’ efforts to advocate for a recreation facility for all ages, that will provide East Flatbush residents with critical services for decades to come. I want to express my sincere gratitude to Mayor Eric Adams and Commissioners Foley and Donoghue for their participation in the endeavor to expeditiously establish the most expansive recreation center for the people of Central Brooklyn.”

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