NY4P Newsletter, March 2020, 4

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Team NY4P is going digital: you can help us campaign for NYC parks

To help keep NYC healthy, the NY4P team will work remotely for the coming weeks. We are available to speak to any park advocate, and we appreciate your patience as we work to respond to each person’s inquiry. Reach NY4P by phone at 212-838-9410 or on email at ny4p@ny4p.org.

We still have lots of work to do for our parks!

On Friday, the Play Fair Coalition launched the second year of the Play Fair Campaign. After hosting a digital rally, we launched a petition that we need all of our parks partners to sign. 

Sign the Play Fair Petition here!

Parks can be great places to practice social distancing: we’re all going to depend on the sunlight, nature, and community atmosphere NYC’s parks give us in the coming weeks. That’s why it’s critically important that we keep up the momentum of the Play Fair Campaign, which calls for $200M invested in NYC’s parks, gardens, and green spaces.

Remember, the NYC Parks Department has the final call on how we can use parks safely at this time. Click here for NYC Parks' official service change updates related to the coronavirus.

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ny4p play fair 2020 platformREAD: Play Fair Platform 2020

The Play Fair Platform in 2020 calls for a $200 million addition to the expense and capital budgets of the NYC Parks Department. See how the Play Fair Coalition, co-founded by NY4P, the NYLCV, and the DC37 Workers' Union, arrived at that figure and what could be possible with those additional public funds. See the 2020 Play Fair Platform.

play fair digital rallyWATCH: Play Fair Digital Rally

Due to the coronavirus, we had to move a scheduled rally at City Hall to an online digital rally. Speakers from the City Council and from the Play Fair Coalition submitted videos, which gained more than 4,900 views on Twitter! You can watch the whole thing - all of the videos in one place - on YouTube. Enjoy and spread the word!

sign the play fair petition 2020SHARE: Play Fair Petition

Join the over 230 organizations in the Play Fair Coalition to insist to your elected officials that NYC Parks deserves more funds for long term maintenance and capital improvements. Sign the petition and share it with other New Yorkers today!

Journal Photo 2 New Size.jpgENJOY: Daffodils are blooming!

While the city confronts this new challenge, Spring is arriving and causing the city to bloom, which reminds us of NYC's resiliency. If you participated in the 2019 Daffodil Project and are now seeing bulbs you planted bloom, feel free to snap photos and share them on social media with the hashtag #DaffodilProject. We hope you can enjoy the Spring blooms in safety!

Other Events and Resources

NYC Parks

GreenThumb 

The Municipal Art Society 

Natural Areas Conservancy

New York Restoration Project 

Partnerships for Parks

Transportation Alternatives 

The Trust for Public Land 

Waterfront Alliance

Citizens Committee for New York City