Wheaton Park

Parks for Sale

Financially strapped local governments across New York State too often see selling parkland for development as a way to make a quick buck. While there are bright spots—like the City of Troy reversing its decision to sell off its scarce green space—others are moving forward with their plans to sell parkland, in some cases, like…

Report shines light on park alienation

Whether your favorite park is out in the countryside or just down the block, it’s comforting to know that it will always be there for you and yours to enjoy. Comforting – but not necessarily true. Park lands can be lost or carved up for other uses, like cell towers or municipal garages. It’s called…

PTNY grant provides 19th century Springside estate with 21st century website

The legacy of 19th century landscape architect Andrew Jackson Downing is largely viewed in conjunction with his contemporaries, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.  One of his most enduring works, however, is the 20-acre Springside estate in Poughkeepsie, which he developed during the mid-1800s for Vassar College’s founder, Matthew Vassar. After weathering years of neglect,…

PTNY to Honor Governors Island

Please join us In New York City on April 21st to honor  three organizations that have made Governors Island one of the City’s favorite get-aways. At a reception at the Unviersity Club, PTNY will present its annual George W. Perkins Award to The Trust for Governors Island, Governors Island National Monument, and The Governors Island Alliance for all…