Now here's a proud distinction:
Pollution earns city park nation's lowest rank
According to the study, Gateway Park is surrounded by polluted water, has suffered a huge loss of native wildlife and has been contaminated by toxic runoff.
The group found water clogged with untreated sewage, floating garbage and industrial waste.
Those pollutants, paired with lack of funding over the years and the ill effects of an ever-expanding urban neighbor, have damaged the ecosystem and resulted in next to no services for visitors, the report said.
Study rates Gateway as worst park
Gateway Park: worst of them all
In other Gateway news, a brush fire burned 10 acres in Howard Beach last week:
10 Acres Torched By 3-Alarm Brush Fire