Gallery: Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelse...

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On West 20th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues you can find a quarter-acre open lot, something that is increasingly hard to come by in the city. However, its future remains uncertain. With great demand for both affordable housing and green space there is a debate brewing over the future of the lot currently occupied by the Department of Sanitation (DOS). Over the past year, Friends of 20th Street Park has evolved into a growing, concerted effort to demand that the lot be converted into a much needed park. With a district population in a neighborhood that ranks last on open space scores and grew over ten times the Manhattan average in 2009, the area is long due for some greenery.

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