Volume 78 / Number 3 - June 18 - 24, 2008
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since

A small park will get a big, $2 million makeover in Soho

On Thurs., June 12, the Parks and Recreation Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming renovation of Joseph Petrosino Square at Lafayette and Kenmare Sts. in Soho. Above, from left, Manhattan Borough Parks Commissioner William Castro; Joseph Petrosino, the grand-nephew of renowned New York City police Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino, the park’s namesake; police Chief Anthony Izzo; Susan Burke, granddaughter of Lieutenant Petrosino; Georgette Fleischer, founder of Friends of Petrosino Square; City Councilmember Alan Gerson; and Community Board 2 Chairperson Brad Hoylman breaking ground on the park renovation. The
$2 million project will expand the park, in addition to adding new paving, benches and landscaping. Funding for the project is provided by Councilmember Gerson.

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