October, 2022, marks the tenth anniversary for FDR Four Freedoms Park, but the Louis Kahn magic just got a lift. As construction fencing came down,
Four Freedoms State Park opens its arms wider, starting today. Already heralded as New York City’s most serene retreat, the park extends itself to visitors previously unable to enjoy its pleasures in full. A project begins today.
Four Freedoms State Park is on the cusp of change, upgrading accessibility as reopening for activities is on the horizon. As I worked on the story, I decided to share a before image, my favorite view from yesterday.
The first time I met Jessica Lappin, she was greeting Roosevelt Islanders outside the subway, hoping to replace Gifford Miller, representing Roosevelt Island and the UES. “Good luck, Jennifer,” I said. “Jessica,” she quickly corrected me. It wasn’t a mistake many of us would make again.