WHAT HAPPENS TO 38 ACRES
NEAR THIS CORNER IN NEW BRIGHTON
MAY VERY WELL DEPEND ON WHAT YOU DO TODAY.
. . . AND THESE.
(Photo by Flashon)
WHICH WILL IT BE?
ULURP would authorize the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to purchase a 38-acre parcel within Goodhue Center, a New Brighton facility owned and operated by the Children's Aid Society.
Located within a site bounded roughly by Prospect, Lafayette and Brighton avenues, Goodhue Woods is the last large tract of undeveloped land on Staten Island's north shore.
The Parks Department purchase offers the community an opportunity, in concert with our political leaders, to chart a different course from the one the developers prefer. And that is to acquire Goodhue Woods for public use as a public park. This purchase also carries forward, its essence unchanged, the vision of the property's last private owner, Sara Goodhue, who in 1918 donated the land for the community's greater good.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY
TO MAKE GOODHUE WOODS
NEWEST PUBLIC PARK
Write a letter.
--To Mayor Bloomberg, City Hall, New York, N. Y. 10007
--To the Staten Island Advance, 950 Fingerboard Road, 10305; or silive.com
--To your political representatives, asking for political and monetary support for the acquisition of the property (the mayor is reportedly considering a large donation)
Attend a hearing and express your support.
--Parks Department presentation and public hearing, Staten Island Community Board 1 Land Use Committee, June 1, 8 p.m., at the board offices, One Edgewater Plaza, Clifton, Suite 217. Information: 718-981-6900.
--Community Board 1 will vote on the Parks Department's proposed purchase at its Tuesday, June 9 meeting at All Saints Church, 2329 Victory Boulevard, Willowbrook. Please attend the public contact session, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Information: 718-981-6900.