NY4P Newsletter, February 2019

OPen Space Dialogues 8

Open Space Dialogues:
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
Wednesday, February 20th

Parks provide multiple benefits in dense urban environments, from recreation to mental health to sustainability and resilience. But staying on top of daily wear and tear and addressing the structural deficiencies of aging infrastructure need to be funded. How should we pay to create and maintain our public realm? In this Open Space Dialogues panel, park practitioners and advocates from New York City and beyond will explore what options exist for ensuring parks in all five boroughs have a sustainable financial future.


Eloise Hirsh, Administrator, Freshkills Park and President, Freshkills Park Alliance
Mychal Johnson, Co-Founding Member, South Bronx Unite

Christopher Rizzo, Partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


Jeff Hébert, Partner, HR&A Advisors
Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Julie Tighe, President, NYLCV and NYLCVEF


Katie Honan, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal


Open Space Dialogues: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Doors at 6:00 pm, Program 6:30 - 8:00 pm
New York Law School
185 West Broadway, New York NY 10013

Graciously hosted by
New York Law School's
The Center for New York City Law and
The Impact Center for Public Interest Law

This evening's event is generously sponsored by Delta Airlines

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Welcome Jamala WallaceWelcome, Jamala Wallace!
We're very excited to welcome Jamala Wallce to the NY4P team! As Research & Policy Analyst, Jamala's projects include completing three Open Space Index reports. Born and raised in St. Louis, Jamala studied Political Science, motivated by the political activism of her family who co-founded the Organization for Black Struggle. She then moved to New York, graduating with a MS in Public and Urban Policy from The New School. Learn more about Jamala»

NY4P in BX and BKNY4P in BX and BK
In the next few weeks we'll be taking our advocacy training to the Bronx and Brooklyn. Join us on February 23rd from 11am-5pm at the annual Bronx Parks Speak Up to take part in our workshop Strategies for Activism. For our Brooklyn parks advocates, we invite you to the Brooklyn Parks and Open Spaces Coalition & NY4P Boro x Boro Meeting on March 4th, from 6pm-8pm. RSVP»

2019 Daffodil BreakfastJoin NY4P at the
2019 Daffodil Breakfast

Celebrating The Daffodil Project and the dedicated volunteers who make it such a success, the 2019 Daffodil Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at Battery Gardens Restaurant. This year, we are thrilled to be honoring New York Road Runners with our Lynden B. Miller Citywide Daffodil Award for their work planting daffodils at Open Run locations across the city. Stay tuned for the five borough honorees! Tickets»

Other Events and Resources


The Municipal Art Society 

Natural Areas Conservancy

New York Restoration Project 

Partnerships for Parks

Transportation Alternatives 

The Trust for Public Land 

Waterfront Alliance