One of the great pleasures of living in New York City is being able to escape New York City without actually leaving. The parks and green spaces throughout the five boroughs make this possible, and new acreage is being added all the time. In the last two years alone, we've seen the opening of the High Line's last leg, the completion of a new section in Prospect Park, the remaking of a huge swath of Governors Island, and the rebirth of the long-closed High Bridge. And while some may argue that the current administration doesn't care enough about parks, there are still dozens of open spaces through the city being revamped. We've mapped 19 parks projects, both big and small, including those well underway and those about to start. The list only includes those that will actually happen (or at least have a timeline), so proposals for things like the Brooklyn Strand or the Haven Project in the Bronx didn't make the cut.
With research and writing by Wesley Yiin
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