The Staten Island Greenbelt, unconcealed
The PBS Thirteen series The City Concealed recently featured a segment on the Staten Island Greenbelt. This 2,800-acre continuous corridor of green space provides a host of natural recreational opportunities–including some of the best and most serene hiking in New York City–and acts as a refuge for native wildlife. It runs to the very edges of the Freshkills Park site, and ecological restoration that happens as part of park development will greatly enhance habitat connectivity between and within both of these massive natural areas.
Last year, The City Concealed also showcased the Freshkills Park site, glimpsing the history of the site, its present state, and its future as parkland.