Skating Pier 62 and Corona Park

A designer and skater tests two new skate parks.

Governors Island: Creating Destination Recreation

How do you involve people in a community engagement process when there is no defined community? Leslie Koch, president of GIPEC, tells us how she did it on Governors Island.

Floyd Bennett Field: Recreation in the Wasteland

FASLANYC visits Floyd Bennett Field and finds an example of park use that references the site’s unique history and demonstrates the changing nature of recreation.

Making Public Places: Building an Urban Living Room

Diana Balmori shares a flexible and inexpensive design scheme - complete with public engagement a la Twitter - to create street furniture and plantings that reimagine the public space of Gansevoort Plaza.

The Immigrants & Parks Collaborative

For five years this collaborative has worked to address the challenge of increasing immigrant involvement in city parks. Check out their work and hear from two participants.

“Any place can become a park” – thoughts from Adrian Benepe

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe shares thoughts on recent and upcoming additions to the city's collection of parks on unlikely sites.

People Make Parks

Anoo Siddiqi and Hillary Angelo explore participatory design processes in New York City's public spaces and introduce the People Make Parks initiative.

NYC Uncapped

What are the social, physical, and environmental implications of uncapping fire hydrants?

MTS casts shadow on West Harlem Piers Park

The West Harlem Piers Park is the last jigsaw piece in a now unbroken strip of publicly accessible waterfront running all the way up from Battery Park.