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The Daily Plant : Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Model Cars Go For A Spin

Model Cars

Back in April, the Staten Island Borough Headquarters was visited by Ray Batista, who asked about the feasibility of using parkland for the use of model cars.

Our first concern was the noise factor and we asked Mr. Batista to set up a demonstration on the basketball courts at Clove Lakes Park. It turns out that the cars are run on batteries and make no noise at all. Approval was granted!

There is currently an oval at Midland Beach which was created for this purpose many years ago and has been fallow for some time. Mr. Batista and his group, Sirclegion, worked on renovating the oval and made half of it usable for the running of model cars.

This past Saturday, Commissioner Paulo and I went to the beach to join Sirclegion for the inaugural run. Now Staten Islanders can enjoy yet another form of recreation in our parks.

Written by Christine Rumpf, S.I. Deputy Chief of Operations


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BeachesMidland Beach and Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk

The Midland Beach Entry Plaza will create a new public open space that will connect the community, boardwalk, promenade and beach. A decorative fountain with cascading waves of water will provide a focal point for the entrance to the beach promenade. In the central space of the plaza there will be a pattern of colored pavements with a series of interactive spray showers that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. The entry plaza will also provide new drinking fountains, benches and colorful native plantings. A 104-space parking area, designed to include sustainable practices, will collect stormwater in a series of inter-connected rain gardens. The gardens will filter the water to an underground detention system that will recharge the groundwater. This work will take place on the land located at Father Capodanno Blvd & Seaview Ave in Midland Beach.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2014

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