McGolrick Park will undergo long-awaited renovations starting this month, with a projected deadline of May 2023.

Details about the project are limited, though the Parks website states that: “This project will reconstruct the asphalt paths, benches and damaged sidewalks at McGolrick Park.”

While some residents were concerned that the park would be closed off for the entire year, this does not appear to be the case. Assemblymember Emily Gallagher responded to a constituent on Twitter.

“Not closing the whole park! Path reconstruction will happen in phases I believe but will get more detail.”

It will be interesting to see how the project will impact an area already subject to social media grumblings about the lack of parking and other inconveniences due to filming.


Greenpointers reached out to the Parks department for comment and will update this story when we hear back.

Update: May 6, 2022: Meghan Lalor, Director of Media Relations for the NYC Parks Department emailed back this statement: “We understand the community’s concerns around closing the park for the summer while it’s under construction, and we are exploring a way to phase the project so that some portions can remain open at all times. ”

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  1. I hope they deal with the major rat burrows while they are at it. There is a serious issue on the corner of Russell and Nassau.

  2. So they need to put in some railings, replace a few benches, and redo the asphalt. This should be a couple of months tops. Why a whole year NYC?

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