Community Cleans Northern Manhattan Amidst $85 Million In Parks Budget Cuts

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 22nd, and Sunday, August 23rd, 2020, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez alongside Congress Member Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Community Board 12, community-based organizations, community leaders, and residents will be kicking off a community neighborhood cleaning effort.

Council Member Rodriguez’s team will be starting at Broadway and Dyckman from 10 am – 12 pm. Volunteers will be cleaning parks and streets while also raising awareness of the importance of maintaining a clean community.

Across the City, many parks located in predominately underserved, Black, and Latino communities are being severely impacted by the Parks department budget and staff cuts. However, parks like Central Park have financial support from large conservancy groups like The Central Park Conservancy which raises more than 74 million in their annual budget.

Across the City, many parks located in predominately underserved, Black, and Latino communities are being severely impacted by the Parks department budget and staff cuts. However, parks like Central Park have financial support from large conservancy groups like The Central Park Conservancy which raises more than 74 million in their annual budget.

This year, the department of parks was cut by almost $85 million. Council Member Rodriguez alongside elected officials, CBO’s, and community residents will be calling on the City to restore funding for parks located in underserved communities.

This year, the department of parks was cut by almost $85 million. Council Member Rodriguez alongside elected officials, CBO’s, and community residents will be calling on the City to restore funding for parks located in underserved communities.


Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Congress Member Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Community Board 12, Uptown Soccer, The Corner Project, Hudson River Sailing, Jazz Power Initiative, Fort Tryon Jewish Center, NMIC.

In addition to CLOTH, Renaissance Technical Institute, Washington Heights and Inwood Chamber of Commerce, School In The Square, Alliance For Positive Change, Community leaders, and local residents.

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