2017-06-07 / Features

Groundbreaking For Playground At P.S. 120


Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined New York City Councilman Peter Koo (second from l.) and representatives from The Trust for Public Land, New York Road Runners and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at a May 23 event to break ground on a project to transform the asphalt playground at Flushing’s P.S. 120 into a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly playground. Borough President Katz contributed $350,000 to the $1.2 million project, which also received funding from Mayor Bill de Blasio (via the DEP), the Trust for Public Land (via a donation from New York Road Runners) and Councilman Koo. Shown here with Katz, Koo and several students from P.S. 120 are Kerry Lowe, Manager of Green Infrastructure for the DEP (fourth from l.); Michael Capiraso, President & CEO of New York Road Runners (fifth from l.); P.S. 120 Principal Robert Marino (fourth from r.); Mary Alice Lee, Director of the NYC Playgrounds Program for The Trust for Public Land (third from r.), and Carter Strickland, the New York State Director at The Trust for Public Land (r.).Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined New York City Councilman Peter Koo (second from l.) and representatives from The Trust for Public Land, New York Road Runners and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at a May 23 event to break ground on a project to transform the asphalt playground at Flushing’s P.S. 120 into a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly playground. Borough President Katz contributed $350,000 to the $1.2 million project, which also received funding from Mayor Bill de Blasio (via the DEP), the Trust for Public Land (via a donation from New York Road Runners) and Councilman Koo. Shown here with Katz, Koo and several students from P.S. 120 are Kerry Lowe, Manager of Green Infrastructure for the DEP (fourth from l.); Michael Capiraso, President & CEO of New York Road Runners (fifth from l.); P.S. 120 Principal Robert Marino (fourth from r.); Mary Alice Lee, Director of the NYC Playgrounds Program for The Trust for Public Land (third from r.), and Carter Strickland, the New York State Director at The Trust for Public Land (r.).

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