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Seward Park, Reference room

Now there's a teen computer area and beanbag chairs.

Seward Park, exterior view from above

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

Columbus Park by elbrozzie, via Flickr

Columbus Park by elbrozzie, via Flickr

Seward Park, exterior view from park

One of hundreds of thousands of free digital items from The New York Public Library.

Seward Park, interior views, East Side Debating Club meeting [closer view].

Work with schools, Seward Park Branch: audience of young men and boys, East Side Debating Club, Dec.

Hamilton Fish Park With permission of the New York City Library — Manhattan: Pitt Street - Stanton Street Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Digital ID: 720301F  Hamilton Fish Park

Manhattan: Pitt Street - Stanton Street Photographic views of New York City

The LowLine ~ BEFORE ~ How do you add green space to an overly congested city like New York? For two ambitious entrepreneurs, the answer was "beneath our feet." After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the LowLine's creators are working with the MTA and the city to convert an abandoned, underground trolley station into a state-of-the-art, solar-panel-illuminated, $55 million park. The goal is to open by 2018.

This Is What New York City Could Look Like In 2033

The people behind the Delancey Underground project want to turn an abandoned underground trolley terminal into a highly unusual public recreation space.

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