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J.J. Byrne Park Big Turf Dig Coming Along, At Least

October 9th, 2008 · No Comments

This is the way the old asphalt field at J.J. Byrne Park is looking these days. It’s a big multi-million conversion into a turf field that is next to the Terrapin Playground, which we call the Boymelpark because it’s being oh-so-sloooooowly restored by developer Shaya Boymelgreen after it was used for the construction of the adjacent Novo Park Slope condo. No word on when that will be finished, but we understand that the unfinished spot has become popular with local skateboarders. In the meantime, the Parks Department expects its new field to be done by summer. There was a great article in the Daily News about the entire situation, including the endless Boymelpark delays last month. Hey, winter’s a superb time to reopen part of a park.

Tags: Park Slope · Parks