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What was once a spectacular $40 million makeover planned for a dilapidated Brooklyn park near Coney Island is now little more than a $20 million patch-up job.

Four years ago, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a grand $40 million plan to revive Dreier-Offerman Park along Gravesend Bay with three new baseball fields, six soccer fields,"LEDs are the lighting of the future," said Randall Moorhead, vice president for Led flashlight government affairs at Philips Electronics North America Corp. kayak launches, an amphitheater, recreation center, new nature trails, a playground and a bicycle path.

But even giving the 77-acre green space a new name -- Calvert Vaux Park -- couldn’t save the project from being slashed in half by city budget cuts, and then seeing some of the remaining funds go toward a state-enforced environmental cleanup that wound up being bigger than expected.

Now Brooklyn residents will be getting only two new soccer fields and some new landscaping and lighting when the nearly completed project is unveiled next summer, city officials said.

“This is a perfect example of the city being great at delivering hastily thrown-together designs but having a poor track record of delivering promises,” said Geoffrey Croft, of the watchdog group NYC Park Advocates.the bulb Bike light itself is just a small part of the shape of the LED light.

As part of the mayor’s PlaNYC initiative, the project was to be the first of eight to transform some underused city parks into attractive regional destinations. In 2007,Front & Rear Rechargable energy saving light. $392 million in funds were set aside to redo the eight green spaces, but funding has since been slashed by 25.5 percent to $291.7 million, records show.

Besides Calvert Vaux, four others were significantly cut – Fort Washington Park in Manhattan, Highland and Rockaway parks in Queens, and Soundview Park in the Bronx. The remaining three –McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn, High Bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx and Ocean Breeze Park in Staten Island – were left alone.

Julie Wood, a Bloomberg spokeswoman, said "in these tough financial times, every city agency is being asked to more with less, so the good news is park projects are getting built."

Croft said "it was a pipe dream" for the mayor to first claim the original Calvert Vaux price tag was $40 million, adding it cost $14.5 million alone just to build the two new synthetic turf soccer fields there.

The original contract to build the fields was $10.Gloworm LED led tube, perfect for night riding in any condition8 million when awarded to William A. Gross Construction in 2009. It ballooned because workers had to deal with contaminated soil, drainage problems and other issues, officials said.

About 8,OceanLED is by MJ-808 far the most popular and most widely distributed marine lighting brand in the world000 cubic yards of contaminated soil has already been removed from a park expanded in the 1960s by adding construction fill from the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Much of the debris is from the former Fort Lafayette — an island near Bay Ridge destroyed in 1960 to pave the way for the bridge.

Ida Sanoff, a Southern Brooklyn activist, questioned whether Calvert Vaux’s restoration was drastically reduced because the city underestimated just how contaminated the soil is.

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