An Open Letter to Mayor de Blasio On Open Space And Free Expression

February 14, 2017

A group of 13 New York City-based civic organizations, including New Yorkers for Parks, sent an open letter to Mayor de Blasio outlining seven steps the city can take to ensure that we have the open space necessary for our gatherings and demonstrations to be safe and welcoming

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“Parks and public spaces are the soul of a city, where people come together to express their hopes, mobilize their communities, and engage in public dialogue,” said Lynn Kelly. Supporting the many roles open spaces play in healthy civic engagement is necessary to face the challenges and opportunities facing cities in the 21st century. NY4P is also tracking the locations of rallies, protests and demonstrations, and will soon have an online map showing where and how New Yorkers are using public space for free expression. 

Read our letter to Mayor de Blasio.

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