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Paying For Parks

  BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK     HIGH LINE REDEVELOPMENT  
  HUDSON RIVER PARK  
  BROOKLYN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 06     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 01  
  MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 02     MANHATTAN COMMUNITY DISTRICT 04  
May 24, 2010
New York Observer

Though the City has celebrated the recent opening of Hudson River Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the High Line, paying for the upkeep of these parks has been a challenge. The parks were constructed with the idea that they would be supported by public-private partnerships. However, securing private funding has been more difficult than imagined and a long-term strategy is still needed.