Freshkills Park and MAS, together again
Last week, the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) hosted a panel called Urban Parks in the Twenty-First Century: Creating a New Model. Park designers, administrators and other experts discussed the some of New York City’s most innovative new park projects: Concrete Plant Park in the South Bronx, Riverside South on the Upper West Side, and, of course, Freshkills Park. Presentations and discussion focused on the travails of developing sustainable parks on challenging sites in the current fiscal climate.
MAS was instrumental in making the Freshkills Park project happen way back when the landfill was closed in 2001. Freshkills Park Administrator Eloise Hirsh spoke at the event about where that early support has carried us thusfar. The folks at MAS put together the clip above (also viewable on the MAS page) with some of the highlights of Eloise’s talk. Their archive of Freshkills Park-related events and content is here.
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