FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2022

CONTACT: Kevin Montalvo, 347-884-7803,

Three new laws, introduced by Parks Chair Shekar Krishnan, require NYC Parks to reduce construction times, expand public information on parks projects, and study some city-owned lands for conversion to microparks.

New York, NY – Today, the New York City Council passed a package of bills sponsored by Parks Committee Chair Shekar Krishnan which will accelerate the parks construction process and expand green space on certain city-owned vacant lands:

  • Introduction 842-A requires the Department of Parks and Recreation to create a blueprint for reducing project timelines by 25% — an average of 2 years.