New Yorkers are familiar with the consequences of aging public infrastructure. Exhibit A: the subways. But another vital piece of public infrastructure is also several decades old, years behind on basic maintenance, and nearing a breaking point: New York City's parks system.
In this Gotham Gazette op-ed, CUF Managing Editor Eli Dvorkin asserts that age, record usage, and underinvestment in basic maintenance are taking a toll on New York City's public parks. Parks have benefited countless New Yorkers for well over a century; by investing wisely in their revitalization, these essential open spaces can continue to thrive into the next century and beyond.
Read the op-ed here.
This op-ed is a continuation of the Center for an Urban Future's extensive research on aging infrastructure in New York, including the recent study, A New Leaf: Revitalizing New York City's Aging Parks Infrastructure.
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