Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


 

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


 

Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


Championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.


What's New

April 18, 2017
On April 17th, at the NY4P x NYC advocacy meeting, NY4P unveiled our Public Realm Bill of Rights for New York City.  The bill lays out principles the city should follow in creating and maintaining quality open space for all. In the coming weeks we will host a webinar where you can learn more about the bill, along with an online survey where you can submit your ideas for action steps the city must take to ensure all New Yorkers enjoy these rights. See the Public Realm Bill of Rights for New York City.

April 10, 2017
On April 3rd the City Council released their response to Mayor de Blasio’s FY18 preliminary budget, and it includes some great wins for parks. Under the strong leadership of Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the City Council has demonstrated their commitment to open space. See what's in the City Council's budget response.

April 10, 2017
Nilka Martell wants people to know that they have power to improve their neighborhoods and their city, and she’s using parks and open spaces to show them how. Her work has had such a positive impact in neighborhoods across the Bronx, we're honoring her at this year's Daffodil Breakfast. Learn more about Nilka.

March 22, 2017
City budget negotiations are currently underway, and in our testimony to the City Council we tackled some of the most pressing issues facing our open space: federal budget cuts which will have a hugely negative impact on community gardens in some of our city’s neediest areas; the need for better maintenance which will also create good-paying jobs; support for the volunteer community groups who dedicate so much time and energy to improving our city, and more. Read our testimony and learn more.

March 21, 2017
On March 15th thirteen prominent women leaders in New York City urbanism and public space sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio asking him to let the Fearless Girl statue continue to call Bowling Green home for longer than the month currently authorized. The Fearless Girl represents not only the importance of sculpture in the urban environment but the power of our public spaces, where all kinds of people gather over shared interests and common experiences. Read our letter to the Mayor.  

Recent Reports

Civic Action, Public Spaces: Civic Action Tracker
NY4P's Civic Action Tracker is an interactive map showing the size, topic, and location of all rallies, marches, protests, and other civic actions in NYC public spaces since January 1, 2017. As of April 16 there have been 146 actions, with over half a million total attendees. Explore the Civic Action Tracker.

The 2016 Report Card on Parks assesses 35 "neighborhood" parks across the five boroughs. These parks are larger than those targeted by the Community Parks Initiative, strengthening local communities by providing areas for active recreation, connection with nature, and more. We found that many of these parks are also in need of real renewal and reconstruction. Read the Report Card.

2015 City Council District Profiles
City Council District Profiles provide comprehensive information about open space resources, including a district map of all public open spaces and other quality of life measures, such as health and socioeconomic statistics. Each Profile provides rankings for the number of residents per acre of park/playground, access to a park entrance, and capital spending on park in each district. The Profiles are a proven tool for communities advocating for better conditions and funding for their parks and open spaces. Find your Council District's Profile.

The 2015 Report Card on Beaches 
New York City's eight swimming beaches have made steady overall progress since New Yorkers for Parks began tracking them in 2007, despite the interruption of Hurricane Sandy. There is more work to do, though, to make these beaches consistently great. Read the Report Card.

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2017 Daffodil Breakfast


Thanks to all of our supporters, there are only a few Daffodil Breakfast tickets left! Please call for more information. 

You can contribute here to the Daffodil Project's citywide work.