Entries by ASLA-NY Director

Letter from ASLA-NY President Laura Starr

To the American Society of Landscape Architects: On November 1st I will be ending my tenure as the President of our New York Chapter and welcoming President-elect Nette Compton in succeeding me. It has been an honor and a challenge to serve in this position. My goal as President was to rebuild our organizational infrastructure, recreate our image, and improve our relationships with sister design-related organizations, so as to enable the ASLA better to promote our profession and serve both […]

NYC PARKS CUTS THE RIBBON ON THE SECOND PHASE OF RENOVATIONS TO BUSHWICK INLET PARK

from Broadwayworld.com NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White today joined Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Assembly Member Joseph R. Lentol and Council Member Stephen Levin to cut the ribbon on a brand new headquarters building with community space and an accessible green roof in Bushwick Inlet Park. The $31 million construction project, funded by Mayor Bloomberg, also includes a new playground, and the creation of public access to the waterfront at the water’s edge. The additions to Bushwick Inlet […]

DEC Accepting Applications for Urban Forestry Projects

Grants Will Add and Enhance Green Space In Cities Throughout the State The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for urban forestry project grants that can be used to enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban areas across the state, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. “Trees and green space are an important part of a community, even in densely-populated urban areas where such resources are limited,” Commissioner Martens said. “Governor Cuomo and members […]