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Hunts Point Riverside Park

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Hunts Point Riverside Park

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Hunts Point Riverside Park is a riverside park located in the South Bronx neighborhood of New York City. It is the first new riverside park to be built in the area in over sixty years, and is the first of a planned series of parks to be linked by a bike route to create the South Bronx Greenway.[1]

Ground was broken July 19, 2004, on a US$3.2 million project to convert a vacant lot used as an illegal dumping ground into a 1.4-acre (5,700 m2) park.[2]

Before the planned park project, the site was an abandoned lot that was once part of a defunct Robert Moses era bridge project.[1] Majora Carter spearheaded the development of this park.

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  1. ^ a b Cynthia E. Rockwell, "Breaking the Grip of Poverty", Wesleyan (Wesleyan University alumni magazine), Issue IV 2006, 33–37. p. 34–35.
  2. ^ Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg breaks ground on $3.2 million construction of Hunt's Point Riverside Park, News from the Blue Room (mayoralty of NYC press release) #PR- 200-04, July 19, 2004 Accessed online 6 March 2007.


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