Friends of Whitey Ford Field Get Grant from Costa

Friends of Whitey Ford Field Get Grant from Costa

Councilman Costa Constantinides has allocated a $5,000 grant through the City Parks Foundation on behalf of the volunteer group Friends of Whitey Ford Field.  This allocation is part of the City Council’s Parks Equity Initiative, which supports community programming in smaller neighborhood parks.

Friends of Whitey Ford Field Chairperson Neil Herdan expressed the group’s gratitude for the funding. “We plan to use the money towards building out our infrastructure. What a shot in the arm!”

With support by our local elected officials, local business groups, the NYC Parks Department, and especially the volunteer efforts of Friends of Whitey Ford Field, the future for this beloved local park looks bright indeed.

Whitey Ford Field; photo credit Clare Doyle

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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City