Tags: NYC Parks

NYC Parks is Mapping Raptor Nests in Freshkills Park and Beyond

Photo by Daniel Avila, NYC Parks.

In 2016, NYC Parks created a Wildlife Unit in response to the city’s rising wildlife population and the challenges they present—more than 600 native wildlife species currently call our city home. The unit serves as an informed resource for citizens and policymakers, and aims to create a future where urban animals are an understood and appreciated part of the city.


Bushwick-Inlet Park and How Community Advocacy Can Shape NYC’s Parks

Bushwick Inlet Park. Photo by Paul Warchol.

In November 2016, Mayor de Blasio reached an agreement to acquire the 11-acre CitiStorage site on the Williamsburg waterfront for $160 million. This parcel was the final piece needed to complete the 27-acre Bushwick-Inlet Park promised to North Brooklyn residents as part of the 2005 Rezoning Action.  


Freshkills Park is One of Five “Anchor Parks”

The park will receive $30 million in funding for major capital advancements.

Freshkills Park Rendering, James Corner Field Operations

On August 18, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver announced that the City will invest $150 million in major improvements at five large parks under the new Anchor Parks initiative.


Recycling Christmas Trees for Myriad Uses

Every January, many cities are stuck dealing with an influx of Christmas trees after they’ve been removed from cozy homes and cast into the city’s waste management system. While Christmas trees may often be left out for landfill dumping, some municipalities and environmentalists have come up with ways to recycle them, keeping trees out of the waste stream.


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