City to Unchain Williamsburg Pop-up Park After Locals Launch Petition

The closed-off park at 50 Kent Ave., with overgrown grass around picnic tables on June 15. Photo by Kevin Duggan


The Parks Department will reopen a closed park at 50 Kent Avenue in July for four days each week this summer, bowing to a petition from locals who demanded the city unchain the overgrown green space at the Williamsburg waterfront, according to an agency spokesperson.

“We are happy to share that 50 Kent will open this summer from July 9 through Labor Day Weekend every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” said Anessa Hodgson in a statement.

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