NY4P Newsletter, June 2017

Clean & Green: Who Takes Care of Our Parks

 Who Takes Care of Our Parks?

NY4P's latest publication is a simple and easy-to-understand guide which answers the question, Who takes care of our parks? Clean & Green will deepen your knowledge of the parks system in NYC, and make your advocacy work easier and more effective.

You can download Clean & Green from our website, or visit us at the Fish Parade this Saturday, in Hunt's Point in the Bronx, to get your hands of one of the very first copies. Can't make it to the parade? Request a copy by sending us a message on Twitter, Facebook, or by email.

Clean & Green is based on NYC Parks' Annual Report on Park Maintenance. Many thanks to Councilmembers Brad Lander and Mark Levine for funding this report, and helping us make our park system more accessible and easier to understand.

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Civic Action TrackerParticipatory Budgeting:
2017's Winning Projects

In the 2016-2017 Participatory Budgeting cycle, 31 of our 51 City Council Members participated in the process, allocating at least $1 million of their discretionary capital dollars to be decided on by residents of their districts. When the final results were in, 24% of all PB funds went towards parks and open space construction and improvement projects. Read on to learn how to get involved in the next round of funding. Learn more»

Public Realm Bill of Rights WebinarWho Represents Me:
Demystifying the City Council

Our Webinar, "Who Represents Me: Demystifying the City Council" is now available to watch online! You can also read a recap for an easy step-by-step guide to learning who represents you in city government, and how you can influence what happens in your neighborhood. Watch the webinar and read the recap»

STEW-MAPGet on the Stewardship Map! 
Did you sign up to have your stewardship group included on the STEW-MAP online map and interactive database? The 2017 survey is now live - check your inbox or mailbox for your copy of the survey, and respond ASAP to make sure your group gets on the map! STEW-MAP helps us all understand and strengthen our ability to take care of NYC's neighborhoods. Visit the STEW-MAP website to learn more, and contact stewmap.ufs@gmail with any questions. Visit the STEW-MAP website»

Upcoming Parks Community Events  

Saturday, June 17, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Point, Hunts Point Fish Parade. The Parade begins at Hunts Point Riverside Park and culminates at the Hunts Point Summer Festival in Baretto Point Park. NY4P will be at the festival - stop by, say hi, and pick up your copy of Clean & Green!

Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Partnerships for Parks How Are Parks Built? The NYC Parks Capital Process. Southbridge Towers Community Room, 77 Fulton St, New York. 

Other Events and Resources

Partnerships for Parks

New York Restoration Project 


Natural Areas Conservancy

Waterfront Alliance 

Transportation Alternatives