Speaking of parks, locals are speaking out about the poor condition of Harlem's Highbridge Park. According to the Daily News, the space has more hypodermic needles than flowers. One area resident told them, "It's really sad. I don't go there," and NYC Park Advocates' Geoffrey Croft even found a partially filled needle when he was visiting!
While $60 million is going towards the renovation of the park's pedestrian connector between Manhattan and the Bronx, none of that money will go towards fixing up the rest of the 118-acre park, which even includes the former Polo Grounds that the New York Giants played on. Croft told the paper, "Instead of fixing the deplorable conditions, the city pretends that they don't exist."