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From Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer

TODAY, December 3rd, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined NYCHA, Queensbridge Tenant Association President April Simpson, and members of the Queensbridge community for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new basketball court and playground at Queensbridge South between 10th Street and Vernon Boulevard. This $306,100 project was jointly funded by Council Member Van Bramer and Borough President Katz.

“I am proud to have helped fund the newly renovated basketball court and play area at Queensbridge South. These essential gathering spaces will allow children and families of Queensbridge to come together, build community, and play outdoors. I love this community and I am committed to improving the grounds and overall quality of life here in every way I can,” said Council Member Van Bramer.

“For the countless kids of all ages living in the area, these new recreation areas will not only serve as places to play, but also as community hubs for relationship building and healthy living,” said Borough President Katz. “By investing in upgrades for our parks, we are investing in a better future for our children across the borough.”

The basketball courts and playgrounds at Queensbridge are vital to the community as they provide youth with space to play, develop their talents, and engage with their neighbors. The Queensbridge South renovations are part of a nearly $1.5 million project funded by Council Member Van Bramer along with Borough President Katz to revamp and restore outdoor gathering spaces and play areas throughout the grounds of Queensbridge Houses North and South.

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