Gravesend community rallies against city’s proposal to convert IS 228 schoolyard into public park

Brooklyn Assembly member William Colton and members of the Gravesend community rallied Wednesday against the city’s proposal to turn the schoolyard at I.S. 228 into a public park. 
They say that a public park in place of a schoolyard would create serious safety, health and quality of life issues. 
The Department of Education released a statement saying, “The city is committed to delivering a nearly $5 million investment to the neighborhood and we will work with the Parks Department and stakeholders in the school community to come to a resolution."