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Breaking News – Mayor rejects plan to boost park funding

Mayor de Blasio’s spending plan for the city omitted a City Council proposal to increase park spending by $27.5 million aimed at narrowing the gap between New York’s have and have-not parks.

The mayor’s proposed city budget is not all bad news for parks. It would continue an $80 million increase in park spending instituted by the Bloomberg administration.

And the mayor’s budget is not the last word. The mayor and City Council have until the start of the new fiscal year, July 1, to reach an agreement on park spending and the overall budget. Here’s the full report on proposed park spending by Dana Rubinstein for Capital New York.


Len Maniace, an award-winning journalist and corporate-communications professional who specializes in environmental, science and medical issues.

Reposted with permission from Planet NYC.

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