By Amanda Moses
On October 16th, Mayor Eric Adams along elected officials and members of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), and community members broke ground on the new Shirley Chisholm Recreation Center at the Nostrand Playground in East Flatbush.
The $141 million project is set to be completed by the end of 2025 and will work as a site for Central Brooklynites to have access to educational programing, civic engagement, a fitness center, media lab and more.
“The Shirley Chisholm Recreation Center is more than brick and mortar; it’s a promise fulfilled to our community,” said New York City Councilmember Rita Joseph. “It represents a space for health, education, and a stronger, united East Flatbush. Today, we break ground on our shared vision for a better tomorrow.”
Photos courtesy New York City Department of Design and Construction