10 Minute Walk to a Park
In 2013, 76% of New Yorkers lived within a 10 minute walk of a park, an increase of a quarter million City residents since 2007.
The City’s first elevated park in 2009. The High Line attracted some $2 billion in private investment to the area, and in 2011 alone, welcomed 3.7 million visitors.
In 2003, Governors Island was transferred from the U.S. government to the people of New York and in 2010, the City assumed control of the island. The Bloomberg administration developed a plan to invest $260 million over two years to develop the park and its public spaces.
Macombs Dam Park
More than 32-acres of new and renovated parks were built as part of the Yankee Stadium Area Redevelopment Project.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
This world-class park stretches 1.3 miles along the East River from Manhattan Bridge to Atlantic Avenue.
Hudson River Park
The longest waterfront park in the US, the park attracts 17 million visits each year.
Closed since 1984, The Bloomberg administration reconstructed and opened the new $50 million pool and play center. An ice skating rink opened in the winter of 2013. McCarren was one of the 8 regional parks that were part of the PlaNYC agenda.
PlaNYC Regional Parks
The Bloomberg administration was committed to redeveloping eight regional parks as part of the PlaNYC agenda. These parks were: Soundview Park in the Bronx, McCarren Pool and Play Center in Brooklyn, Fort Washington Park in Manhattan, Highbridge Park in Manhattan, Highland Park in Queens, Rockaway Park in Queens, Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn, and Ocean Breeze in Staten Island.