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Schedule Conflict at Lefferts Park Ends in Partnership

When yeshiva boys were asked to vacate Lefferts Park in Crown Heights on Friday due to a scheduling issue, they left in peace but were left disappointed. Then, a beneficial resolution was found. Full Story

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stay in park slope
April 14, 2021 1:44 pm

I still don’t understand why Park Slope has to come to Crown Heights. Let them play in Park Slope and let our kids play here… there are too few resources here.

Resident
April 14, 2021 1:47 pm

Why don’t they play in park slope or in prospect park to begin with ? This is the only local park . Or let them go play in Rochester park . Our children can’t plant their unattended ( lets be honest here ) . They are with supervised coaches . This doesn’t seem like such an amazing bargain.

Heartwarming
April 14, 2021 1:55 pm

Great newsworthy story. Kol hakavod!

Thank you Yaakov Behrman!
April 14, 2021 3:33 pm

You did the right thing, and got results!

Great Work!
April 14, 2021 5:24 pm

Yaakov great work and a termendous Kiddush Hashem!

Now, can you PLEASE get the playground updated? The kids in our neighberhood play on a 90’s era playground with so few items…. This project will benefit the thousands of children who frequent the lefferts Park Playground.

If more space is needed, how about converting the handball court to a playground area? Almost noone ever uses it ( see for yourself)

Thank you!

I agree
Reply to  Great Work!
April 14, 2021 8:12 pm

Agreed

The Playground-Civics 101
Reply to  Great Work!
April 15, 2021 1:53 pm

If you want the playground updated this is a project for the Elected Official, (City Council Member), whose jurisdiction the park is in i.e. Council Member Alicka Samuels. It comes out of their Capital funding budget and now is the time this can be put in, although it may be too late. Budget requests start after January. Their office number is 718 953.3097 and ask for the budget director. Please keep in mind Park renovations are very costly so they have to also partner with other electeds whose district the Park is in. Although you may not live in her… Read more »

Respect!!!
April 14, 2021 6:24 pm

Feel good story

If its a private soccer club they should
April 14, 2021 9:01 pm

Have their own stadium or place where to play
At least not to ask people to leave when
they are playing too…

Civics 101-the permit
Reply to  If its a private soccer club they should
April 15, 2021 1:56 pm

If the organization has a permit they have a permit. I am sure they exhausted their own nearby parks but they are free to request a permit. Mr Berman did a great job of working within the system, ie the Parks Department and the elected officials, and using smart diplomacy to work with the other group to get what was a very kind compromise which they did not have to do.

Theres something to add to that
Reply to  Civics 101-the permit
April 15, 2021 9:42 pm

The idea goes that the permit by itself shoul be more fixed to the priorities of the local community itself (and perhaps) limited to a certain range of hours that the place should be open publicly so the reservation permit (whichever) will be relegated to a specific time slot. This idea, if it wasnt before, could be useful for the future regardless of the diplomacy in this specific case.

Lovely
April 14, 2021 10:45 pm

heartwarming to see the coach give back as well ♥

Nice
April 14, 2021 11:05 pm

Great outcome, and kudos to YB.

To those who post here “why don’t they play in park slope” – come on. Do you know all the facts? Can you not assume and understand that there must be a logical reason? It’s not like people from park slope want to have to travel to crown heights if they don’t have to…

The only reason - Lefferts park wasn’t book yet
Reply to  Nice
April 15, 2021 1:49 pm

The only reason that all the lawns on and around park slope area were booked, and sports on demand because no public schools or camps are fully open. That’s why they came here. It’s nice that they at least moved one hour later, but CH kids – don’t have any place at all / we don’t have any school with a stadium or place for sport or playground that can be used at least on Fridays. Sadly but our local community never stand up to build up a place where community can relax, do sports and have nice playgrounds. Lefferts… Read more »

Rules are rules
Reply to  Nice
April 15, 2021 1:57 pm

Exactly

Former ch kid
April 14, 2021 11:24 pm

Nice story, but it’s a real shame the schools in CH can’t arrange organized sports leagues, and have to take a donation of one hour a month!?!

Rules are rules but
Reply to  Former ch kid
April 15, 2021 1:58 pm

Good idea…..
Whose game?

Would be nice to open CH sport club from 1-4:30
April 15, 2021 1:50 pm

At least open affordable kids sport club for all 1-4:30? Kids are desperate

Seeds in the Middle
April 25, 2021 7:37 pm

Seeds in the Middle is offering soccer programs at Hamilton Metz or Lefferts Park on Saturdays and Sundays. We are seeking community members to have their children play with us and the Jewish community has had children play in the past. If you want to keep your fields for the community, you have to use them and register for programs – We have soccer now on Sundays 4-6 pm and we are willing to do adult Soccer for Harmony games when the kids are done at 7 pm. See bit.ly/springsoccersignup Please take part in our programs or talk with us… Read more »

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