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. 

Oversight Hearing on Parks Department Properties Currently Inaccessible to the Public: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation 
December 1, 2016

Overview on the Partnerships for Parks Program: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation 
November 17, 2016

AMNH Expansion: Testimony to Manhattan Community Board 7 Joint Meeting of Preservation and Parks and Environment Committees 
September 20, 2016

Privately Owned Public Spaces Reporting Legislation: Testimony to New York City Council Committee on Land Use 
June 29, 2016

Carriage Horse Stables in Central Park: Testimony to the New York City Committee on Transportation 
January 22, 2016

Hart Island: Testimony to the New York City Council Committees on Parks and Recreation and Fire & Criminal Justice Services 
January 20, 2016

Public Hearing on the East New York Community Plan: Testimony to the New York City Planning Commission 
January 6, 2016

An Examination of the City's Parks without Borders Initiative: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation 
December 3, 2015

New Yorkers for Parks Statement on the Creation of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Alliance
November 17, 2015

Task Force on Shadows: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation
November 12, 2015

Transparency in Conservancy Funding: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
January 29, 2015

Hudson River Park Pier 55: Testimony to the Hudson River Park Trust
January 12, 2015

Natural Areas Funding: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
December 16, 2014

Hudson River Park Pier 55: Testimony to Manhattan Community Board 2
December 3, 2014

Community Parks Initiative: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
November 5, 2014

Draft New York State Open Space Conservation Plan: Testimony to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 
October 22, 2014

Park Equity: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
April 23, 2014

Tree Maintenance: Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Parks & Recreation
February 25, 2014

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