2015 Recap and Looking Ahead to 2016

Thursday, December 10, 2015

2015 was a very busy and successful year for us. Here are just a few of our accomplishments:

  • We released our newest edition of City Council District Profiles, providing comprehensive information about all 51 districts’ open space resources.
  • We released our 2015 Report Card on Beaches, a comparative analysis of the quality and usability of New York’s eight municipal swimming beaches.
  • We worked with Council Member Julissa Ferreras on the creation of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Alliance.
  • We successfully advocated for the creation of new legislation requiring greater transparency in how Parks Department funds are spent.
  • We provided New York Restoration Project with research which helped inform their Haven Project, creating new and improved open space for the South Bronx

Over the coming year, NY4P has a robust agenda for NYC’s parks and open spaces: 

  • We will release our next Open Space Index about the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, and our Report Card on Midsize Parks in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.
  • We will continue to provide technical assistance to communities facing rezoning to help them identify the effects proposed changes will have on open space in their area.
  • We will move forward with our “How’s Your Park, NYC?” outreach initiative, building a unified, citywide network of advocates working for a better parks budget and improved parks conditions.
  • We will celebrate the 15th anniversary and plant the 7 millionth bulb as part of our Daffodil Project, one of the largest 9/11 memorials.
Please consider supporting NY4P with an end-of-year gift so that we can make parks work for all New Yorkers across the city.

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