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Old 07-11-2013, 02:42 AM
 
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Over the past decade, New York City has seen the greatest expansion of new parks since the 1930s, thanks largely to an aggressive push by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Some—the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park among them—may stand for generations as testaments to that effort. But as the mayor's time in office draws to its close at the end of this year, a question mark hangs over the wisdom of another decision: relying entirely on private funds to support the most high-profile new green space for the long term.

"There's no question that the big-picture story is an impressive one: There have been new parks and significant renovations to large parks," said Holly Leicht, executive director of New Yorkers for Parks.

"The big concern is that already the maintenance budget has not kept up with the existing supply of parkland, much less being enough for additional parks," Ms. Leicht said. "Will they really be able to sustain themselves outside of the public budget, as was the premise of their creation?"

New York City's Public Parks Grow With Private Funds - WSJ.com
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:52 AM
 
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We go the opposite way:
RELATED COMPANIES is trying to destroy one of the very few parks on the Upper East Side so they can squeeze in another glitzy 35 story apartment building.
God forbid sunlight should be allowed to hit the ground.
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