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Parks, Paths, and Playgrounds, Where New Yorkers Can Thrive

October 2017 | Results Newsletter

Green space is a place to play and re-energize; it’s also for arts and culture, markets, and community events. Thanks to our donors who created funds to support open space, we’ve made some growing investments.

  

Brooklyn Greenway


WATERFRONT RESILIENCE:
Every day, tens of thousands of people enjoy the 26-mile Brooklyn Greenway along the shore from Coney Island to Greenpoint (top left). Smart planning and native plants help filter runoff and prevent flooding.
 

 

The High Line


OUTDOOR ART:
Since our early planning grant 14 years ago, the High Line changed from abondoned railway line to haven for art and recreation. Bottom left: Visitors delight at this Ryan Gander “Kissing Fountain,” commissioned by the High Line. Photo by Timothy Schenck
   

St. Mary's Park


A PARK REBORN: St. Mary’s Park (top right) in the South Bronx was underused and plagued with crime. With Trust support, BronxWorks planned activities to make the 35-acre park feel safe—and bring people back. Our grants helped persuade the City to commit $30 million for improvements, including new sports fields and playgrounds.
   

Governors Island


SPACE TO PLAY: Once-dilapidated Governors Island now welcomes thousands of New Yorkers with bikes to rent, hills to climb, and playgrounds to conquer (bottom right). Trust grants have helped design park land, develop a public art program, and recruit volunteers for planting projects. Photo by Ari Mintz

Also: The Trust is helping make the Sheridan Expressway into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard in the South Bronx... In Manhattan, we made sure residents had a voice in reshaping the  East River Esplanade... In Queens, we’re helping plan a transformation of an abandoned rail line into the QueensWay, a 3.5-mile path connecting isolated neighborhoods.

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