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Pocket Change: Big Parks Projects Add $1.3 Billion or So

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All those park projects that we post renderings of from time to time are many things, but they're not cheap. Today's Post adds up the cost and comes up with $1.3 billion for a range of projects from the $50 million McCarren Pool redo to the big 2,200 acre Fresh Kills, landfill-to-park plan in Staten Island. (The tally doesn't count state projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park.) The borough breakdown finds the Bronx in the lead with $400M with of projects, followed by Manhattan with $4354M and Brooklyn with $273M. Queens comes in a weak fourth with $198M and Staten Island brings up the rear with $119M. There's a full breakdown of the projects, borough by borough, here.
· City's Park Row: Battle Over $1.3B Tab for Spruce Up [NYP]
· NYC Park Improvement Projects in Construction or Design Phase [NYP]