“Having the New Yorkers for Parks name on the research we use lends credibility to our advocacy. Because we’ve come to the same conclusions about the need for open space in our community, it has a big impact.” - Jennifer Ratner, Friends of the East River Esplanade
Use NY4P's research and data to make a powerful case to lawmakers and local government for improved open space in your neighborhood.
Every New Yorker has a City Council member, and you can back up your parks & open space funding requests to them and other funders with data from the City Council District Profiles.
See how your local park has scored on our Report Cards – you can find out what features need repair or maintenance, and ask your parks district manager or community board for help in changing those conditions.
In the Open Space Index you can see how your neighborhood does compared to open space standards for the city as a whole, and build a future vision for your neighborhood’s parks and open spaces based on the goals you think it should achieve next.
Use this data when making your case to elected officials and city agencies as part of your advocacy efforts.