Flushing Meadows Corona Park
This 1,255-acre park has historical, recreational and environmental significance. The former dumping ground labelled a "valley of ashes" by F. Scott Fitzgerald in "The Great Gatsby" has become Queens' largest park, and one of New York City's flagship parks.
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Grand Central Pkwy, Van Wyck Expwy, NYC
South Street Seaport
The Seaport district is being revitalized, protecting vital infrastructure and maintaining its history and sense of place. All of the buildings within the district will be preserved and reused for public enjoyment, with the treasured Tin Building lifted out of the floodplain and restored as a world-class food market. And the Seaport Museum will be reinvented into a dynamic facility with public access to visiting ships.
South Street Seaport, Fulton & South Streets. NYC. (212-748-8600)