Community Comes Together to Build Support for Gulick Park Facelift

Earlier this month, residents gathered in Luther Gulick Park on Delancey Street for a community day. The objective was to help galvanize the neighborhood to push for the revitalization of of the park, one of the city's most blighted public spaces. Councilmember Alan Gerson has allocted $400-thousand for the project. The Parks Department says design work cannot begin until the city comes forward with at least $1 million. Longtime LES resident Dave Bolotsky has formed the Friends of Gulick Park, a group dedicated to rallying the neighborhood's diverse factions to turn the park into an urban oasis and vibrant community gathering place.  Here's a video clip from the community day event, featuring Friends of Gulick Park member Tim Garcia and Bolotsky: