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Wolfe's Pond Park post-Sandy cleanup ongoing

Gina Gallo, left, and Wendy Rabiner relax on

Gina Gallo, left, and Wendy Rabiner relax on the grass in Wolfe's Pond Park in Prince's Bay, Staten Island, Friday, May 22, 2015. Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

In a waterfront town like Prince's Bay, Staten Island, Superstorm Sandy damage was sizeable.

More than two years after the storm wrecked parts of the neighborhood's popular Wolfe's Pond Park, the New York City Parks and Recreation Department is still working to clean things up.

While some residents said they remain dissatisfied with the progress, the Parks Department has assured that reconstruction is ongoing.

The city so far installed new lifeguard and restroom stations, built a stabilizing shoreline wall and made renovations to the tennis courts and dog runs and there are more projects currently in the works.

"We are drafting designs to repair damage resulting from [Superstorm] Sandy to the playground and adjacent pathways," Parks spokeswoman Tara Kiernan said in a statement. "The scope will include the installation of new paving and safety surfacing as well as repairs to the fencing, benches and curbs."

Kiernan said the Parks Department is also in the procurement phase for a landscape reconstruction project that will reconstruct the lake's berm and other landscape elements, and the'are designing a shade structure for the dog run.


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