Every natural disaster has an “aftershock” in which we realize the fragility of our planet and the vulnerability of w. What used to be a land fill has morphed into a huge Park serving NYC. The Freshkills Park has a great deal to offer and will be larger than Central Park when it. Freshkills Park, Staten Island. K likes. New York City’s acre landfill-to park-project. Open on select days for tours and events.

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The New York Times. Retrieved January 11, All over the poorer world, children scavenge in the dumps where their families are forced to live. Sections of the park will be connected by a circulation system for vehicles and a network of paths for bicyclists, pedestrians, and equestrians.

The document evaluates the entirety of the proposed project and its likely effects on the neighboring community. About Us Help Center.

Reviewed August 22, Donald Trump needs to do a Wollman rink here. Nearby Attractions See all 98 nearby attractions. Freshkills Park, Staten Island: Goals emerging from the outreach efforts and integrated into the park design include: Staten Island Historical Society. Reviewed August 22, old garbage dump.

From dump to diva, the Freshkills Park will be the largest park developed in New York City in over years. The Draft Master Plan [15] was prepared over the following years and released in March The official website for the new and improved Fresh Kills features a deliriously positive view of the distant future. Is there a recommended dress code for this place or activity?

Streams, hills, greenery, birds, ‘country roads”, and a knowledge docent make this a excitingworthwhile experience. After the consumption of global goodies in the privacy of our homes, city-dwellers take out the garbage.


Is this a place or activity you would go to on a rainy day? Would you recommend athletic wear for this place or activity?

I shudder to think of my banished personal trash archive.

See what travelers are saying:. Trump could get this opened in 6 months. Each new mayor makes a resolution to amend this situation. Please check back for updates. The methane that seeps through this ground is poison. Retrieved August 13, There are no trees, or shade.

New York comes clean: the controversial story of the Fresh Kills dumpsite

Several parts of the park are now open to the public. See all 8 nearby hotels See all 1, nearby restaurants See all 98 nearby attractions. Although it was estimated that Fresh Kills still had 20 more years of capacity, freshkillls landfill was abruptly closed by three Republican officeholders who owed their victories to the people of Staten Island.

Optional Please tell us how we can make this page more helpful. As an ageing writer and pafk freak living virtuously off the grid on solar power, and owner of far too many books — which may, in this electronic age, end up in landfills — I represent a sizeable percentage of the garbage-producing demographic.

Freshkills Park a former toxic garbage dump, gets a rating of three now, however it is a work in As a more or less communal production of social space, we can all take credit for it. New Springville Greenway This 3. Green capitalism is good for everybody? I rode my bike, making the dusty trails a little more fun. Was this information helpful? The department of sanitation is currently involved in a long-term process to rebuild its marine transfer stations to export residential waste in containers by rail and barge — still expensive, but not as bad as trucks hauling it out of state and then coming home empty.


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Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Is this attraction accessible using public transportation? What a great resource that is forever freshkils under the thumb of City bureaucracy. Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do. A final count of 4, human remains were recovered. Then there was Eric Garnerstrangled by a cop on Staten Island in for selling loose cigarettes. According to waste pundit Steve Cohen, the incineration of trash, which can also generate electricity, pollutes less than transporting waste in diesel-fuelled trucks to leaking out-of-state landfills.

A Park House will prk added as part of an ongoing construction project. We throw away stuff coveted by the rest of the world, exposing our social values as we dispose of its use value. Virtually all the wreckage and debris, including all remains frshkills the dead that were not detected at the recovery site, had to be sent to the temporarily reopened landfill for examination.

Visit the Public Review of Freshkills Park page for an archive of public review documents. Residents tend to internalise neglect until some really heavy community organising gets under way, and pressure is applied to the most effective power points. TripAdvisor has been notified. The day of the Sneak Peek was almost 90 and it felt it.

This was the largest landfill in the world! InField Operations was selected as the winner of the competition and was hired to produce a master plan to guide long-term development.

We were there on an ‘open house’ day last year.