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Delayed Opening for Charybdis Playground Bathrooms

NYC Parks Departments plan for renovating Charybdis Playground, phase 2 of Mayor DiBlasio’s Anchor Park Initiative, will include renovation of the Comfort Station. Because of this renovation, the facility will not reopen until 2020 (The completion of Phase 2). Initially closed because sewer lines were emptying directly into the East River and therefore had to be joined with the City’s sewer and waste treatment systems, it was slated to be reopened in 2019.

According to DNAInfo, “Under the plan, the rundown restrooms — which parents had previously described as “disgusting” — will be upgraded, and a small room will be added to the facility to house a Parks Department staff member.” They will also be make it ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.

 

Photo Credit Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr.com

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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