November 5th, 2010
Gotham Gazette parks writer Anne Schwartz filed this post.
Another antidote to the post-election blahs: leaf-peeping here in the five boroughs. The New York Times has a nice piece today on some of the city’s leafier and less traveled realms.
An escape to the city’s great outdoors, even with the “din of traffic in the distance” and the occasional litter, may also offer some insight into why voters passed more than 80 percent of the parks and conservation funding ballot initiatives nationwide while sweeping anti-tax and spending candidates into office. With the budget-cutting to come, New York’s parks and open space advocates have an uphill battle to protect Pouch Camp and fund state parks, but clearly protecting and creating green space remains a public priority.By Gail Robinson on November 5, 2010, 3:48 pm
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