NY4P Newsletter, November 2019


Why We Play Fair:

Defending & protecting NYC's parks, open spaces & natural areas

 NY4P spoke with Sarah Charlop-Powers, Executive Director of the Natural Areas Conservancy, about their involvement in the Play Fair campaign. Learn more on our website about how the historic funding from Play Fair's first year is being used to protect natural areas like Inwood Hill Park pictured above.

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Open Space Dialogues 6Open Space Dialogues Tonight: Neighborhoods Facing Change

We're hosted again by New York Law School! Don't miss our incredible lineup: we'll have a presentation from NY4P's Lucy Robson, and then a panel discussion about neighborhood change featuring Council Members Rafael Espinal and Antonio Reynoso, Bobby Digi of Island Voice, and Rebecca Karp of Karp Strategies, moderated by Jarrett Murphy of City Limits. See the full details here!

lotstogrow-ep4Lots to Grow: the final episode is now available!

At long last, the fourth episode of our debut podcast is now available for all to hear. Our host, Jessica Saab, wraps up the series by looking at the current tools that exist for comunity garden preservation and exploring potential future policies. Through interviews with gardeners and community members, we hear about the internal and external conflicts the divide gardeners themselves and city agencies in the ongoing policy puzzle that surround these volunteer-made open spaces. 

Listen to Lots to Grow Episode 4 now on our website, SpotifyApple Podcasts, or wherever else you listen to podcasts. If you haven't checked out the previous episodes, we recommend listening to the whole series before jumping into Episode 4. To help others discover this work, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!

2019.11.19_Launch_GivingTuesday2.PNGYour gift matched through #GivingTuesday, December 3rd!

You can double your impact defending parks and open spaces – now through #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, your gift will be MATCHED by members of the NY4P Board! That means your $25 becomes $50 in support for NY4P! Help us continue to unite hundreds of parks and open space advocates across the city to improve our treasured parks. Make your gift today!

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