Other Issues


NY4P frequently testifies before the New York City Council, City Planning Commission, Design Commission, and other government bodies on a range of parks and open space issues. We don't take points of view lightly:  we're a trusted voice among public officials and community groups because our positions are data-driven and rooted in quantitative and qualitative research. 

Role of Conservancies: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
September 17, 2013

Gateway National Recreation Area General Management Plan: Comments to the National Parks Service
October 5, 2012

Travers Park Addition: Testimony to the City Planning Commission

August, 22, 2012

Possible Changes to the Hudson River Park Act: Testimony to the Hudson River Park Trust
May 31, 2012

Coney Island Boardwalk: Testimony to the Public Design Commissioner
March 12, 2012

New York City Wetlands Strategy
February 18, 2012

Status of MillionTreesNYC: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
December 11, 2011

Immigrant Access to Parks: Testimony to the New York City Council Committees on Immigration and Parks & Recreation
September 23, 2011

Funding Mechanisms for Brooklyn Bridge Park: Testimony to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Committee on Alternatives to Housing
March 31, 2011

Artificial Turf: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
December 13, 2007

Pool and Beach Lifeguards/Youth Swimming Opportunities: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
November 13, 2007

Concession Revenue: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
October 24, 2007


Beach Erosion: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Waterfronts
February 12, 2007


Wheelchair Accessibility in Parks: Testimony to the New York City Council committees on Parks & Recreation, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services
October 12, 2006

Jamaica Bay Watershed Protection: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection
June 26, 2006


Governors Island Planning: Testimony to the New York City Council committees on Waterfronts and Lower Manhattan Redevelopment
June 16, 2006

The High Bridge: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
December 14, 2004