Gallery: World’s Largest Landfill Transformed into Freshkills Park 3X t...

Mention "Freshkills" to any New Yorker and the reaction you'll most likely get is "P.U." The name has long been associated with the world's largest landfill, and has made life for many Staten Islanders (where the dump is located), well, stink. But what many people aren't yet aware of is that the long suffering of those folks is soon to be rewarded because a monumental new green space is being developed on the site of the old landfill, which received its last barge of garbage on March 22, 2001, and from what we've seen, it's incredible. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is set to be almost three times the size of Central Park and will be the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. That's right, what was the world's biggest collection of garbage is being transformed into a beautiful green space for New Yorkers to hike, play and even ski - and with numerous sustainable strategies already in the works, it's also promising to be one of the most eco-friendly developments in the city.

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  1. glomara October 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Give the step by step conversion of an open dumpsite/landfill gearing towards an ecological park

  2. jesjkrof June 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

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  3. Janisa June 1, 2011 at 11:47 am

    No more s***. All posts of this qatuliy from now on

  4. Matei June 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Hey, good to find soomene who agrees with me. GMTA.

  5. Essence June 1, 2011 at 3:01 am

    You’ve got it in one. Culodn’t have put it better.

  6. Bert May 31, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    The forum is a brighter place thanks to your posts. Tahnks!

  7. Ellyanna May 31, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    You have shed a ray of sunshine into the forum. Thnkas!

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