A Roosevelt Island parent asks:
Any idea when the new playground is opening? I see that it's finished, but has a chain on the gate.
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Charlene Indelicato had reported last August 2:
... We are very happy to announce the new tot lot located at Blackwell Park is expected to be completed by mid-August, end of the month at the latest. After the new tot lot is open, Hudson/Related will begin the construction of Riverwalk Building 7. This 200,000 square foot residential building, featuring 260 rental apartments, will take approximately 2 years to complete, according to Hudson/Related....Yesterday, I asked Southtown Developer Hudson Related's representative Sarah Willard:
Any update when the new Southtown playground will open.Ms. Willard replied:
Two more items to complete and then we will have a definite opening date. We should know shortly...Roosevelt Island kids are anxious to get in the new playground and try it out.
Here's a walk around the playground today.
Ms. Willard also reports that Hudson Related is working with RIOC for a Grand Opening Celebration of the new playground.