Urge the New York State Assembly to Protect NYC’s Parks
The New York State Assembly is currently reviewing Assembly Bill A3264, which would provide important protection for parks and open space by codifying caselaw regarding the alienation of municipal parkland and is identical to Senate Bill S180, which was just passed. The bill will set an appropriately high bar for the taking of parkland by requiring replacement with parkland of equal or great value.
Parks make communities happier, healthier, safer, cleaner, greener, and more resilient. Cities’ investments in parks have been a key strategy for community revitalization and economic development, as recognized by the State in numerous grants under the Environmental Protection Fund, the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, and other programs.
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