NY4P Newsletter, May 2018

Brooklyn Boro x Boro

Strength in Numbers: We've Got a New Tool for Improving Your Park

We completed another successful round of Boro X Boro meetings, and what we learned can strengthen your advocacy. Our Boro X Boro At-A-Glance one page report shows the key takeaways from our meetings with over 190 community groups and individuals representing all corners of the city, and articulates a vision of what’s important to New York park advocates. 

If you see your concerns about open space reflected here, you can use this document when speaking with your elected officials to show that yours is not just a local issue - it's affecting all parts of the city. 

The next two weeks are a critical time in the city’s budget process. The City Council is currently holding hearings on the Mayor’s Executive Budget, and it’s your last chance to talk to your elected officials before the budget is finalized. We encourage everyone to reach out to their council member ASAP. 

Read more to find out how to reach your council member, and how you can use our data and resources to strengthen your advocacy.

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Coney IslandSupport Parks Now
Spring is here, NYC beaches are about to open for the season, and our parks are more important now than ever. While you’re out and about enjoying the weather and the greenery, please consider making a contribution to help us defend these precious open spaces this season and for years to come. Support NY4P»

Ali AbbasMeet Ali Abbas, NY4P's Social Media Intern
No, you're not imagining things - NY4P's social media has been awesome lately. With NY4P's new social media intern Ali Abbas at the helm, we aim to tell you the story of our work, how much fun we have doing it, and most importantly, why quality parks are essential. Learn more about what brought Ali to NY4P, what drives him, and his love for NYC. Learn more about Ali»

Open Space DialoguesRecap: Open Space Dialogues, Daffodil Breakfast,  & Boro x Boro
It's been an action-packed spring! We wrapped up Boro x Boro, held our fourth and final Open Space Dialogues, and celebrated the work of outstanding open space stewards at the Daffodil Breakfast. See what we've been up to»

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New York Restoration Project 

Partnerships for Parks

Transportation Alternatives 

The Trust for Public Land 

Waterfront Alliance