The makeover of Commodore Barry Park is a single, not a home run, according to the Brooklyn Paper.
Yes, a renovation is on its way — but the repairs will skip the much-used baseball fields in the busy park between Vinegar Hill and Fort Greene.
Indeed, the shoddy condition of the ballfields is why Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Fort Greene) asked for $2.3 million to allocated in the first place, she said.
But the Parks Department said much more money would be needed — $5.7 million more, in fact — so the project now only consists of laying new grass, planting flowers and trees, and adding lights and an amphitheater in the park’s eastern end along North Elliott Place between Flushing and Park avenues.
Commodore sunk! Park repairs to skip the ballfields in favor of front lawn
The Brooklyn Paper - November 23, 2009