Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) urges the neighborhood to fight to stop the New York City Administration from converting the I.S.228, also known as David A. Boody schoolyard into a public park.
“In November of 2020, I had alerted the community of the City’s plan to turn the I.S.228 schoolyard into a public park. I believe that this project will create serious safety, health, and quality of life issues not only for the neighborhood but also for I.S. 228 which has been a shining star of quality education,” Colton stated.
“The community must speak up and our voices must be heard. We need core people with cars to volunteer to be part of a community motorcade, protesting the city’s plan to convert the schoolyard at I.S.228 into a public park. We are asking people to support the community and the PTA of I.S. 228 by joining the motorcade on Friday, February 5, 2021, at 3:00pm. We need as many people as possible to be a part of the MOTORCADE and let the NYC administration know that we are not going to allow public parks in our schoolyards. Anyone who is interested in taking part in this protest can call my office at (718) 236-1598. We must act now to stop the city government from forcing this on our community,” Colton continued.
“We will gather on Friday, February 5, 2021, at 3:00 pm on West 4 Street between Avenue S and Avenue T. The cars will be given signs and at 3:00 pm will start driving down West 4 Street, across Avenue T, down West 5 Street, and across Highlawn Avenue back down West 4 Street and continue circling around this route, so the community will show its opposition to this illogical plan in a safe, socially distanced manner. Signs will be provided for each car. Have your children in your car to be part of this community motorcade to speak out for the community,” Colton added.