Public Realm Bill of Rights for New York City

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On April 17th, at the NY4P x NYC citywide advocacy meeting, New Yorkers for Parks unveiled our Public Realm Bill of Rights for New York City. The bill lays out the principles the City should follow in creating and maintaining quality open space for all. The vast majority of the Public Realm Bill of Rights is based on the input we've gathered from parks and open space advocates across the city over the past year and a half of outreach through our How's Your Park? and NY4P: Boro x Boro meeting series.  

We are now gathering "action steps" from advocates, specific policy recommendations to help New York City achieve the principles laid out in the Public Realm Bill of Rights. These policy recommendations will become a key part of NY4P's election year campaign, and will give elected officials a blueprint for what they need to do from day one. In the coming weeks we will host a webinar where you can learn more about the bill, along with an online survey where you can submit your ideas for action steps. 

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