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Our Five-Borough Petition to Save Our Parks and Open Spaces

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We, the undersigned New Yorkers, represent the hundreds of communities, in all five boroughs, that cherish New York City's parks and open spaces. We call on Mayor de Blasio to pledge that all of our beloved parks, gardens and playgrounds will be protected, and accessible to all.


Throughout the past twelve years, far too many of this city's open spaces have been sold off to the highest bidders, as if those green oases of fresh air and sunlight don't belong to all of us—a public trust that must now be respected and restored.


We therefore hail Judge Donna Mills’ decision, handed down on Jan. 7, that officially declared three Greenwich Village parks to be “official” City parkland, thereby blocking NYU's relentless drive to wipe them out in order to expand its campus.


We see Judge Mills' decision as a turning-point not only for the Village but for every neighborhood in New York City; and so all of us New Yorkers stand together in the firm belief that our officials, both elected and appointed, have a sacred duty to ensure that every park, garden, playground and other open space remains within the public trust; and to make every effort to increase such green and open space throughout our City, for the good of all.


(We also encourage everyone to not only sign our petition, but to call City Hall directly to ask that they preserve and expand NYC's parks, gardens and open spaces; no more giveaways to the highest bidder! In NYC, dial 311 and ask for the Mayor's office.)


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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jun 25, 2014
    Jun 25, 2014
    The right to fully enjoy of nature and sunlight should be in the human's rights list.
  • Carol Squiers
    Carol Squiers United States, New York
    Jun 04, 2014
    Jun 04, 2014
    Stop NYU's continued expansion.
  • Dr. Stephen Frantz
    Dr. Stephen Frantz United States, Calabasas
    May 20, 2014
    May 20, 2014
    NYC's parks and other open spaces are to be protected for the benefit of ALL New Yorkers -- not to be sold-off for the benefit of only the wealthy or a corporate entity. Thank you for supporting ALL New Yorkers and not just the privileged few.
  • Janice Pargh
    Janice Pargh United States, Brooklyn
    May 01, 2014
    May 01, 2014
    Support community gardens
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