Some Parkchester residents want to know where NETS Community Center is
It's been two years since construction began on a community center in Parkchester. Bought with taxpayer money, community members say they want to know where the money went and why the center hasn't opened.
Neighborhood Enhancement for Training (NETS) is the vision of Assemblyman Peter Rivera (D-NY). He hopes that the center will offer computer classes as well as elderly services. Rivera's chief of staff says the city, state and federal money that was put into the center is accounted for. He says getting the money and required permits took time.
However, there is still a lot of work to be done before the center is ready to open. This has political opponents of Rivera asking what's being done.
Officials working on the project say they are aiming for an opening date of the first week in September.