Thursday, July 10, 2008

City planning pulling a fast one

From City Planning's website:

Approximately one-quarter of the city’s lot area is occupied by public parks, playgrounds and nature preserves, cemeteries, amusement areas, beaches, stadiums and golf courses.

Note how "open space" in Queens, shown in green, includes cemeteries and parkland not accessible to the public, such as the islands in the middle of Jamaica Bay.

Tune in tomorrow for the rest of the open space definition.


Anonymous said...

Look out....
it's "underutilized" land.

Maybe Mayor Mike will figure out a way to transfer the air rights
so that his favorite real estate pals
will benefit by building even bigger!

Anonymous said...

i wonder if john young thunk this one up.

Anonymous said...

Nah, John Young is just Amanda Burden's (and Bloomberg's) go-fer!

He never had an original thought of his own.

He was just following orders like any other good little municipal Nazi!

(Speaking of Nazis, how's our dear little Natzli Parvizi of the CAU)?

Anonymous said...

The city could also add thousands of acres of housing project and school rooftops to its "open space" definition, and turn them into parks.