BP Fossella, CM Carr announce $13.7 million for New Dorp HS fields
Electeds Secure Funding from Mayor Adams and Speaker Adams to Renovate Fields and Thank Them for Their Support
Staten Island, NY – Staten Island Borough President Vito J. Fossella and Councilmember David Carr (50th District) have announced an allocation of $13.7 million to New Dorp High School (NDHS), which will renovate the softball and baseball fields on the campus. The fields are expected to receive new turf on both fields, new drainage, new bleachers and other necessary upgrades.
NDHS Principal Seth Schoenfeld, former Principal Deirdre DeAngelis, and members of the NDHS athletic community had been advocating for this project to become a priority. Borough President Fossella and Councilmember Carr set to work in this year’s budget negotiations to ensure that this need was met.
Borough President Fossella asked Mayor Adams for funding to support this project and the Mayor allocated $9 million in his latest budget. Councilmember David Carr asked City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams for funds and she was able to grant $2.5 million for the project. The Borough President allocated $2.2 million from his budget. The project is expected to be in its scope phase by the end of the year.
“While academics are important, it is crucial that athletic and other extracurricular activities are available. New Dorp High School has a rich history and tradition on Staten Island, especially its baseball and softball teams. We want to continue that tradition by building these new state-of-the-art athletic fields,” said Borough President Fossella. “Thousands of students will benefit from these needed fields. We applaud Mayor Adams’ commitment to our schoolchildren and school athletes. We appreciate this level of support that will have a lasting impact on students and staff. I want to thank Mayor Adams, Speaker Adams, and Councilmember Carr for their support of this project.”
“This transformative project will give New Dorp High School a state of the art baseball/softball facility that will bring great pride and enjoyment to the school and the community it has served for generations,” said Council Member Carr. “I am happy to be part of the team to help make this happen. A special thanks to Speaker Adams for supporting this project at my request and to Mayor Adams and Borough President Fossella for their assistance in making this dream a reality.
“On behalf of our staff, students and families, who will find success in the classroom because of their engagement on the field, we thank Mayor Adams, Borough President Fossella, Council Member Carr, and Speaker Adams for helping to give us the best athletic facilities in New York City,” said New Dorp High School Principal Seth Schoenfeld.