BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and residents of Queensbridge Houses—the nation’s largest public housing development—broke ground on a new playground and basketball court on Tuesday.
The $350,000 project, which was funded by Van Bramer, will provide outdoor space for children and youth to play and engage with their community, the councilman said.
“The basketball courts in Queensbridge are central to this community,” said Van Bramer. “I am thrilled to have allocated funding to renovate and restore the courts and nearby playground. These basketball courts have helped generations of Queensbridge residents develop their talents and leadership skills. I am proud to ensure that future leaders have a place to gather, grow and build community.”
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