Selected Press

An archive of selected press coverage. For press inquiries, contact the NYC Parks Press Office.


Staten Island Advance – “Milestone reached for closed Fresh Kills Landfill; years of work still needed before it becomes parkland”
NBC New York- “Landfill Integral to 9/11 Work Officially Closes, Will Become 2nd Largest Park in NYC”
The Architect’s Newspaper- “A forthcoming exhibition series at MoMA will highlight equitable and sustainable projects in New York City”


Staten Island Advance – “Borough Hall commemorates 20th anniversary of Fresh Kills landfill closure”
Staten Island Advance- “Staten Island gets 2 new ‘Pollinator Place’ gardens”
New Lines – “The Life and Death of Landfills”


The NY Times- “How the World”s Largest Garbage Dump Evolved Into a Green Oasis”
The NY Times- “Finding utopia in ‘Apocalyptic Hudson River School Painting'”
Good News Network- “New York Turned the World’s Largest Garbage Dump into a Green Oasis of Native Grasses That Also Powers Homes”


Gotham To Go – “Fastnet: Plein-air Drawing Exhibition at Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, Opening n September”
Staten Island Advance – “‘Capture Change’: Winners Announced in Freshkills Park Photography Contest”
Curbed NY – “Best Bird-Watching Spots in New York City”


CBS News – “Freshkills landfill, once the world’s largest dump, being transformed into park”
NY1 – “Freshkills Park Opens New Art Studio”
Artspace – “From ‘Ew’ to a View: How a Former Staten Island Landfill Could Represent the Future of Art in Parks”
Waste Today – “Inside the Closing of the World’s Largest Landfill”


amNewYork – “Freshkills Park groundbreaking marks important step in project dating to 2001”
The New York Times – “The Remarkable Patience of the Staten Island Bat Watchers”
Reuters – “Staten Island landfill-turned-park shows nature’s resilience”
CityLab – “The Wild Comeback of New York’s Legendary Landfill”
Art in America – “Urban Pastorals: 21st Century Parks”


The New York Times – “Where Coyotes, Foxes and Bobolinks Find a New Home: Freshkills Park”
Staten Island Advance – “Move over bald eagle, the grasshopper sparrow is moving in”
Associated Press – “NYC garbage dump world’s largest landfill-to-park project”
Curbed NY – “How the world’s largest landfill became New York’s biggest new park”
New York Magazine – “Five NYC Parks are Getting a Big $150 Million Upgrade”
Staten Island Advance – “From the ferry to the former landfill: ‘Landscape in Motion’ on Staten Island”


Audubon Magazine – “New York’s Fresh Kills Landfill Gets an Epic Facelift”
NY1 – “Former Fresh Kills Landfill Breeding New Life”
Staten Island Advance – “Take a Trip on the New Springville Greenway”
Urban Omnibus – “Freshkills: Capturing Change”


Oculus – “Ride Down Freshkills Kill” – “New Yorker Spotlight: Eloise Hirsh on Turning the Fresh Kills Landfill into a Thriving Park”
Staten Island Advance – “Peeking into former landfill, Freshkills Park”


The New York Times – “From garbage to energy at Freshkills”
CBS News – “Waste not: Turning garbage into energy”
Architectural Record – “Freshkills Park: Once a Landfill, Now a Lush Landscape”
Arch Daily – “Landfill Reclaimation: Fresh Kills Park Develops as a Natural Coastal Buffer and Parkland for Staten Island”


The New York Times – “Fresh Kills: Landfill to Park”
WNYC – “At Freshkills Park, goats take a bite out of an invasive species”
The Smithsonian Magazine – “The Transformation of Freshkills Park From Landfill to Landscape”
NBC New York – “A Sneak Peek at Staten Island’s Freshkills Park”
The Dirt – “Power Freshkills Park with Art”


The New York Times – “From Dump to Paragon of Ecology: A First Peek”



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