Parks and health
Obesity and related health problems are a leading preventable cause of death in America. But for many people, gym membership fees are a barrier to getting in shape. The Trust for Public Land is working to bring free Fitness Zone® areas to parks across the... Read more
Queens College released its survey of people who live near the 3.5 mile abandoned rail line. Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and others who want the train reactivated said they have public support. QueensWay boosters, who envision a High Line-type park on the... Read more
The new study, set to be released Tuesday by The Trust for Public Land, outlines a plan for the 3.5 mile abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line. There would be new access points for the QueensWay, exercise stations, food concessions and outdoor nature... Read more
A proposal to transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks into the Queens version of the High Line would cost $120 million and provide Queens residents with bicycle and pedestrian paths, basketball courts and even an adventure park, according to a... Read more
What use is an abandoned railway, its rusted tracks overgrown with invasive vines, snaking past split-level houses, big-box stores and forested parkland?
In Southeast Washington, D.C., the CDC estimates obesity rates to be higher than in the district as a whole. In these neighborhoods, safe and healthy places to exercise are scarce-and many residents cannot afford private gym fees.
To address this... Read more