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Fields at Gansevoort Peninsula

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Dear HRPT, CB2, and elected officials,

I am writing to you today as a parent of a downtown youth athlete. As the future of Pier 40 is in limbo and any restoration or redevelopment project of the pier is years away from completion, it is imperative that the programming of the Gansevoort Peninsula include a full sized field (75 x 120 yards) that can be covered with a bubble in the winter. The population of downtown Manhattan is ever increasing, downtown youth sports programs are at full capacity, and the existing fields at Pier 40 do not meet the demands. Gansevoort Peninsula is the last space within Hudson River Park that can accommodate a full sized field. Let’s not squander this opportunity, especially since the fields at Pier 40 will be closed either partially or fully during future renovations. The time is now to address this issue of lack of adequate field space in downtown Manhattan so that our kids and future generations can grow up healthy and active, playing the sports they love.

Thank you for your support.

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