On March 22, 2015 over 700 Bushwick residents celebrated their victory of $4.25 million for parks renovations, and called upon Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver to improve the administration’s sluggish capital process. For more than two years, thousands of residents successfully fought for new trash cans, better lighting and new greenery at neighborhood parks.
Previously, EBC leaders made significant progress in winning $9.3 million for the repair and upgrade of paths around Highland Park. Some of these efforts were highlighted in a 2009 Daily News Opinion Editorial by Bishop Daid Benke and Father Mariano Cisco. NY Daily News Article.
Leaders who helped plan the Spring Creek Nehemiah development also won a commitment from the City to build four public parks nearby.