This park honors Bella Abzug (1920-1998), a feminist, civil rights activist, lawyer, and U.S. Representative who was a staunch supporter of civil liberties. The park, developed in tandem with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority 7 Train’s extension, is part of a six-block-long greenway in Hell’s Kitchen. This environmentally sustainable park was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. It includes a play area for children with a rope climbing feature, several sitting areas, and small plazas, and three innovative water fountains that can detect wind speeds and shut off during high winds. This once industrial area now provides a valued green space and a welcome refuge from the city.
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