The Upper East Side is densely populated and in dire need of parkland and open space. Our community ranks a dismal fifth out of 51 City Council districts for the amount of parkland per capita. We need to ensure that our designated parkland be exactly that: public space that all residents can enjoy.
Currently, Queensboro Oval Park located in Manhattan at the foot of the Ed Koch Queensboro bridge is home to an inflatable bubble that houses a private for-profit tennis club. Due to the private tennis club occupying this land more than 9 months a year residents are left without access to this public park that would go a long way in easing the need for open space.
Please do not renew the private lease of the Queensboro Oval Park and return the park for public use year round.
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