2013-04-10 / Front Page

Van Bramer Secures $10,000 To Repair Andrews Grove

On April 6, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Friends of Shady Park and local residents to discuss the renovations of Andrews Grove in Long Island City. Hurricane Sandy caused significant damage to play equipment, safety surfaces, fencing as well as the signature trees which gave Andrews Grove its popular nickname, Shady Park. Since the storm, Van Bramer’s office has been working closely with local residents to restore the Long Island City park. During the event, Van Bramer announced to local residents that his office has secured $10,000 in private funding from JetBlue and Warner Bros., which will help replant trees in an effort to restore the playground to its original state. In this photo, Van Bramer is joined by state Senator Michael Gianaris, Community Board 2 members and representatives of Friends of Shady Park, Moitri Saavard and Sheila Lewandowski, Eric Benaim, founder of Modern Spaces and Long Island City residents. “Friends of Shady Park has listened to the community worry that they would not have Andrews Grove open in time for summer and that we would never again have the shade that provided a retreat for old and young during the summer heat,” said Lewandowski. “Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer’s efforts and his success in securing the funds to restore Shady Park is like healing our hearts. We can’t wait to help replant the first tree!”On April 6, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Friends of Shady Park and local residents to discuss the renovations of Andrews Grove in Long Island City. Hurricane Sandy caused significant damage to play equipment, safety surfaces, fencing as well as the signature trees which gave Andrews Grove its popular nickname, Shady Park. Since the storm, Van Bramer’s office has been working closely with local residents to restore the Long Island City park. During the event, Van Bramer announced to local residents that his office has secured $10,000 in private funding from JetBlue and Warner Bros., which will help replant trees in an effort to restore the playground to its original state. In this photo, Van Bramer is joined by state Senator Michael Gianaris, Community Board 2 members and representatives of Friends of Shady Park, Moitri Saavard and Sheila Lewandowski, Eric Benaim, founder of Modern Spaces and Long Island City residents. “Friends of Shady Park has listened to the community worry that they would not have Andrews Grove open in time for summer and that we would never again have the shade that provided a retreat for old and young during the summer heat,” said Lewandowski. “Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer’s efforts and his success in securing the funds to restore Shady Park is like healing our hearts. We can’t wait to help replant the first tree!”On April 6, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Friends of Shady Park and local residents to discuss the renovations of Andrews Grove in Long Island City. Hurricane Sandy caused significant damage to play equipment, safety surfaces, fencing as well as the signature trees which gave Andrews Grove its popular nickname, Shady Park. Since the storm, Van Bramer’s office has been working closely with local residents to restore the Long Island City park. During the event, Van Bramer announced to local residents that his office has secured $10,000 in private funding from JetBlue and Warner Bros., which will help replant trees in an effort to restore the playground to its original state. In this photo, Van Bramer is joined by state Senator Michael Gianaris, Community Board 2 members and representatives of Friends of Shady Park, Moitri Saavard and Sheila Lewandowski, Eric Benaim, founder of Modern Spaces and Long Island City residents. “Friends of Shady Park has listened to the community worry that they would not have Andrews Grove open in time for summer and that we would never again have the shade that provided a retreat for old and young during the summer heat,” said Lewandowski. “Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer’s efforts and his success in securing the funds to restore Shady Park is like healing our hearts. We can’t wait to help replant the first tree!”

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