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Video: “The Fresh Kills Story,” Staten Island Borough President’s Office

Video: “The Fresh Kills Story: From World’s Largest Garbage Dump to a World-Class Park.” One-hour documentary by Andy Levison, Staten Island Borough President’s Office. Presented by Borough President James P. Molinaro.

Sep 2012 Read More →
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Owl Hollow Fields Announcement

August 22: Mayor Bloomberg announced the creation of Owl Hollow Soccer Fields.

Aug 2005 Read More →
Investigators at Fresh Kills Landfill comb through debris from the WTC - Oct 2001

September 11 Recovery Effort

During the 10–month recovery effort after September 11, rescue workers carefully screened and sifted the 1.2 million tons of material that came from the World Trade Center site to Fresh …

Jul 2002 Read More →
Investigators walk amongst the remains of WTC debris at Fresh Kills Landfill. The "New City skyline" in the background.  2002
Photo by Michael Falco

September 11

After the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001, the state consent order closing the landfill was amended by Governor George Pataki in order to allow for the transfer of …

Sep 2001 Read More →
About the 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 →
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Staten Island BP Molinari Files Lawsuit

Alleging Clean Air Act violations, the suit was the culmination of a decades-long effort to close Fresh Kills Landfill. Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari filed the lawsuit against the Mayor of …

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WTD 1362 Isle of Meadows, Fresh Kills, S.I.,N.Y. 5.21.1933

Fresh Kills

The Fresh Kills site in its natural state was primarily tidal creeks and coastal marsh. The name “Fresh Kills” comes from the Middle Dutch word kille, meaning “riverbed” or “water channel.” …

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