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Bulldozers on the Future Bike Path: Update on North Park Construction

Phase one of North Park will be the first section inside the Fresh Kills Landfill boundaries to open to the public, connecting visitors to spectacular views of the site’s hills and waterways. NYC Parks and NYC Sanitation broke ground on the project in July 2017.

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NYC Parks and DSNY Break Ground on North Park Phase One

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, Staten Island Deputy Borough President Ed Burke and Assembly Member Michael Cusick to break ground on phase one of North Park—a 21-acre section of the former Fresh Kills landfill, which is currently undergoing the largest landfill-to-park transformation in the world.

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The Staten Island Bluebelt Expands Again

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) recently completed the Sweet Brook system, the largest expansion to date of the Staten Island Bluebelt. The Bluebelt is an innovative, ecologically protective and cost-effective stormwater management system that minimizes flooding and improves water quality in 16 watersheds on Staten Island.

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Freshkills Park’s North Park is In Construction

North Park

We are excited to announce that construction on Freshkills Park’s North Park is now underway! This milestone 21-acre project will be the first section inside the Fresh Kills Landfill boundaries to become public parkland. NYC Parks completed the design for the project in March 2016, and the procurement phase ended in June 2017.

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From Behind the Mounds: Progress on the New Springville Greenway

Landscape Architect Andrew Deer captured the autumnal foliage beautifully on a recent site visit to the New Springville Greenway, currently under construction. In his words, this bucolic setting transports one to a place far beyond a dozen feet from the busy Richmond Avenue once it opens for use by pedestrians and cyclists.

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