About The Fresh Kills Story: From World's Largest Garbage Dump to a World-Class Park
For many years, all of New York City's garbage was brought to Fresh Kills. At over 2,200 acres, it grew to become the world's largest garbage dump. This 1-hour documentary reveals what Fresh Kills looked and smelled like, how it affected neighboring communities, the hurtful reputation it gave Staten Island, and the long and difficult battle to close it.The property is now being transformed into a beautiful park, three times the size of New York's famed Central Park. You'll be taken on a cinematic tour of Fresh Kills, learning about the capping of garbage mounds and the environmental control systems in place, and showcasing plans for future park amenities, including both active and passive recreation, wind and solar power facilities, and new roadways.
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