New Children's Park Coming to Chelsea
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“In the context of 17 other very worthy community projects, to have the one with such a huge turnout...clearly speaks to a very activated and engaged community around the idea of open green space in the area,” said Matthew Weiss, founder of Friends of 20th Street Park.
The project is estimated to cost nearly $6 million, with City Hall picking up the majority of the bill. “The need is there in terms of open space,” said Councilman Johnson, according to The New York Post.
The Parks Department will start hosting meetings in March about design ideas. "It's amazing to think that this park could be here for hundreds of years and that people will come here and enjoy this park because of what everybody on this block and in this area came together to do," said one local resident.
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