paula echevarria Michael Kors
Uncategorized / August 18, 2017

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in a statement to Downtown Express, said with some  help from the New York Mets, the Battery Park City Authority has agreed to open the neighborhood ballfields for the Downtown Little League to play this season.The league’s season has been in jeopardy since Superstorm Sandy flooded the turf fields.A Silver aide said the speaker called Jeff Wilpon, the Mets’ chief operating officer, merely to ask for advice to reopen the neighborhood fields more quickly, and was more than pleasantly surprised when Wilpon sent a staffer who worked on restoring the team’s storm-damaged minor league stadium in Coney Island.Matthew Monahan, the authority’s spokesperson, said the authority was “very appreciative and encouraged by the advice and insights of the Mets’ top turf people.” He said Dennis Mehiel, the authority’s chairperson, has directed the staff to remove the turf and inspect the drainage system before a contract is awarded to replace the fields.The authority is expecting bids to repair the fields by Feb. 4 and had originally asked the contractor to do these first two steps after winning the contract. It’s not yet clear exactly how many days or weeks this will save, and the authority is not yet…