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Solar Array Plan Announced

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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Wetland Restoration

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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West Mound Capping Resumes

West Mound Capping Resumes

After East Mound capping completed in 2011, West Mound was the last remaining landfill section to be capped. At 440 acres, West Mound is the site’s largest, with the West Shore Expressway …

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Schmul Park Reopens

Schmul Park Reopens

Schmul Park, the first complete park project, reopened in the Travis Neighborhood. The project included renovating the playground with colorful shaped surfaces to echo the topography of the park, new …

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Visitor Center

Visitor Center

February: The new Freshkills Park Visitor Center opened in a refurbished construction trailer on-site. The Visitor Center was designed by New York-based design firm, Project Projects, and features a green …

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Public Review

Between Fall 2004 and Spring 2006, a series of meetings and workshops were conducted where New Yorkers were able to communicate their vision for the future of Fresh Kills. A …

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Draft Master Plan Announcement

September: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the official kick-off of the $3.38-million Draft Master Plan process that would map out the future use of the Fresh Kills site. Read the Mayor’s …

Sep 2003 Read More →
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Field Operations Wins Design Competition

June: Landscape architecture firm Field Operations was selected as the planning and design consultant. Image: NYC Department of City Planning.

Jun 2003 Read More →
Fresh Kills Competition

Design Competition

To take advantage of the potential for the adaptive end use of this unique site, the City of New York, in association with the Municipal Art Society, New York State Department …

Sep 2001 Read More →