At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. For 53 years, millions of tons of New Yorker’s trash went to Fresh Kills Landfill. Since then, the landscape has been transformed into a healthy ecosystem and a center for scientific research, art, and urban planning. Tomorrow at noon, join the Freshkills Park Alliance for a behind-the-scenes virtual look at Freshkills Park history, landfill engineering, plants and animals, and more.
Rendering of Freshkills Park from Freshkills Park and the City of New York
This live talk is organized for Untapped New York Insiders — get two months free with code STAYHOME. A video of the talk will also be made available to all our Insiders afterwards in the Virtual Content section of our website.
Photo credits: Landscape photo by Imara Moore, Kite photo by Jo Cavallo, Landfill photo courtesy DSNY.