Olanike Alabi, a candidate looking to fill Tish James’ council seat here in District 35, has responded with a commitment to build at least one home field for local sports in Fort Greene and supports the choice of Commodore Barry Park. Her answers are as follows (in bold/italics):
- If elected, will you commit to building at least one field for soccer and other local sports in our neighborhood? Yes.
- Do you support building a turf field with lights on the empty concrete slab in Commodore Barry Park? Yes.
- Would you go a step further and push for a total renovation of Commodore Barry Park, including a Mondo running track for local runners and other mixed-use fields for a variety of local sports? Commodore Barry Park has been partly renovated already. I would however like to see a mixed-use field for a variety of local sports.
We thank Ms. Alabi for her participation in our informal “Turf the Slab” candidates forum and we look forward to hearing from the other candidates soon!