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Freshkills Park

A New Park Rises From an Old Garbage Dump: Parks as Critical Elements of Urban Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

Yesterday was a historic day for parks in New York City. While most tourists do not get to see much of Staten Island beyond the ferry terminal, a new urban park is taking shape in that borough on the site of the city's last garbage dump (I mean "landfill").

IMAGES: Giant Solar Energy Installation Coming To NYC Park

| Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

By Nicholas Rizzi TRAVIS — The world's largest landfill site will soon become the city's biggest solar energy farm. The huge solar installati...

Birds Love Trash? Turning Staten Island Landfill Into Park Cripples Bird Population

Mother Nature Network | Jeffrey Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Unfortunately, Freshkills Park isn't what Fresh Kills landfill once was to bird-watchers. "There used to be more birds when it was a dump," said Susan...