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Parks Issues Request For Proposals For Snack Bar At Central Park's Hecksher Ballfields


Tuesday, December 13, 2011
No. 92
http://www.nyc.gov/parks

Parks & Recreation announces that a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) has been issued for the renovation, operation, and maintenance of a snack bar at the Heckscher Ballfields in Central Park.

“Central Park’s Heckscher Ballfields provide New Yorkers with a great space to place softball right in the heart of Manhattan,” said Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe. “Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the Central Park Conservancy, the ballfields look better than ever. Its snack bar further improves the park’s ambiance while providing a convenient service to the public. We are seeking proposals that will continue to offer visitors high quality and affordable delights.”

All proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be submitted no later than Monday, January 30, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Parks will hold a site tour on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the concession site, which is located North of the Heckscher Ballfields, South of West 65th Street and Transverse Road No. l, and West of the carousel. All interested parties are urged to attend.

Hard copies of the RFP can be obtained, at no cost, through Monday, January 30, 2012, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and holidays, at the Revenue Division of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, which is located at 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 407, New York, NY 10065.

The RFP is also available for download through Monday, January 30, 2012, on Parks’ website. To download the RFP, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/businessopportunities, click on the link for “Concessions Opportunities at Parks” and, after logging in, click on the “download” link that appears adjacent to the RFP’s description.

For more information or to request to receive a copy of the RFP by mail, prospective proposers may contact Davita Mabourakh, Project Manager, at (212) 360-1397 or
at davita.mabourakh@parks.nyc.gov .

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