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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A massive 407-acre park in East New York, the third largest in Brooklyn and the largest state park in New York City, will receive $20 million from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to build green space, community gardens and recreational centers.
The new Shirley Chisholm State Park, named after the trailblazing former Brooklyn U.S. representative, is expected to open this summer. Funding will go toward building hiking and biking trails, waterfront access for kayaking, a shaded pier, picnic areas, concessions, comfort facilities, signage and a park office.
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