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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2005
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Marsha Borenstein at (718) 773-3100
OWENS DELIVERS OVER $1
TOWARD RECONSTRUCTION OF PROSPECT PARK RINK
BROOKLYN, NY --
Congressman Major Owens announced a $1.05 million project in federal funds for
the Prospect Park Alliance for further restoration and preservation of
Brooklyn's premier recreation and cultural resource.
“We are pleased to contribute in any way possible to the miracle-making
reconstruction agenda of Tupper Thomas. This appropriation is one small step
toward the building of a more magnificent Prospect Park and a world class
Brooklyn community. This restoration and renovation is a shining example of a
truly authentic partnership between the federal government and an active
Brooklyn citizenry," Owens said.
One of Prospect Park’s defining symbols is ice skating. Wollman Rink, now over
four decades old must be replaced. This funding will advance development of a
new Lakeside Center, with a brand new rink, visitor area, café and catering
hall, and also increase employment opportunities in the Central Brooklyn