With New York City parks plagued by barren weed-strewn areas that are nesting grounds for crime, the Bloomberg administration is planning more than 400 projects to clean up green space.
But the price is steep -- more than $1.3 billion that the city is set to borrow in the coming years to fix neglected parks and build new ones.
And critics say much of the spending could have been avoided if parks had been regularly maintained.
CITY'S PARK 'ROW'
Trash And A Tombstone Litter No-Man's Land
NYC Park Improvement Projects In Construction Or Design Phase