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Discovery Day May 15 - Michael Anton, DSNY

Discovery Days

On May 15th, June 26th, and September 18th, a total of over 4,000 visitors had the chance to explore 700 acres and 8 miles of the otherwise closed site with …

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New Springville Greenway Ribbon Cutting

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, Assemblyman Michael Cusick, NYC Department of Sanitation Chiefs Steve Montanino and Chief Adam Conanan, Staten Island Parks …

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In partnership with CUNY Macaulay Honors College, over 400 Macaulay students, nature lovers and citizen scientists canvassed 300 acres of North Park during BioBlitz to count the plants and animals that …

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New Springville Greenway Complete

Construction on the New Springville Greenway was completed in the summer of 2015. The 3.2-mile path along the eastern edge of Freshkills Park creates north/south bike access parallel with Richmond Avenue.

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Video: “Make Freshkills Park Your Park”

Edited by Will Ellis, with videography by Will Ellis and Arbuckle Industries.  “Freshkills Park is one of the largest most ambitious public works projects in the city’s history, and a …

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Video: 2014 Sneak ‘Peak’ Greenway Adventure

Highlight reel shot and edited by Will Ellis: Sneak ‘Peak’ was a one-day festival celebrating Staten Island’s landfill-to-park masterpiece, Freshkills Park, an icon for the 21st century. On September 28, …

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Partnership with Ariel Sharon Park

Freshkills Park entered into a sister park partnership with Ariel Sharon Park in Tel Aviv, a similar landfill to park conversion in a large city.

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Solar Array Plan Announced

It was announced that Freshkills Park will host New York City’s largest solar array, large enough to power more than 2,000 homes.

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Main Creek Wetland Restoration Complete

On June 6, the Main Creek Wetland Restoration pilot project was completed. This project stabilized the shoreline, created new salt marsh habitat, and removed invasive species.

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Super Storm Sandy

On October 29, Super storm Sandy hit Staten Island. The wetlands and landfill mounds of Freshkills acted as a buffer for the neighboring communities and Freshkills was used as a temporary …

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