Lead remediation at the Red Hook Ball Fields has been delayed by 10 months. Photo via Google Maps.

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Environmental Protection Agency have issued an update on the lead remediation and improvement project at the Red Hook ball fields. 
Because of a discrepancy during the bidding process, the first phase of the four-phase project will be delayed by approximately ten months.

In April 2015, the EPA and NYC Parks closed Ball Fields 5, 6, 7 and 8 to begin work on a $100+ million remediation plan following tests of the park’s soil that found a number of contaminants including concentrations of lead. Soccer Field 3 was subsequently closed in March 2016, followed by the closure of Soccer Field 2 and Ball Fields 1, 2, 3, 4 in May 2016.

Source: Bklyner.