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District 51

Joseph C. Borelli

Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow

Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) raised the issue with Mayor Bill de Blasio after hearing complaints from hundreds of parents regarding the lack of restroom facilities at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park, also known as Pirate Park, in Great Kills, and was successful in securing a commitment of $6 million to fund the construction of one.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) and Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo are asking the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC DPR) to re-evaluate the recent exclusion of mountain biking trails from the design of Fresh Kills Park.

The original drafts of the Fresh Kills Park master plan that were released to the public by NYC DPR in the spring of 2006 had included miles of trails specifically designated as mountain bikeways at the request of local community members and bicycling organizations.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) has been working with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC DPR) over the last several months to provide safer, easier access to the Owl Hollow soccer fields on the south shore of Staten Island. Constituents have contacted Borelli’s office in significant numbers to express their concern regarding the park’s accessibility.

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Today, Council Member Joseph C. Borelli announced the schedule of the annual Movies in the Park festival, which screens popular children’s movies at local parks. This will be the twelfth annual Movies in the Park hosted on the South Shore.

The screening schedule for Movies in the Park 2016 is as follows:

Show dates are subject to change due to weather, and individuals can stay updated about this by following Council Member Borelli on Facebook.

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Councilman Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) announced today that a construction company’s lease on NYC Parks’ property at Ida Court and Drumgoole Road East will end this spring, after a period in which the construction company will remove their heavy equipment and debris from the site. Additionally, a section of North Railroad Street will reopen to car and pedestrian traffic.

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