How do we transform one of the world's largest landfills into one of New York City's largest public parks?
Join us at 6:30 PM on Monday, September 23, for a discussion on the metamorphosis of Staten Island's once-infamous Fresh Kills Landfill into Freshkills Park, a 2,200-acre oasis that the New York Times praised as a "paragon of environmental virtue." James Corner of James Corner Field Operations—the lead on the High Line's design team—and Eloise Hirsh of the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation will speak about plans for public access to the area's creeks, wetlands, meadows, and sweeping vistas.
We recently received a behind-the-scenes tour of Freshkills Park. Read about our visit and see photographs here.