Caring for the Greenbelt's parks and open space
in Staten Island, NY through education,
conservation, research and prudent recreation

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The Joy of Running in the Greenbelt

By Josh Pesin When I run through the Greenbelt, my senses become heightened and my body and soul become one with nature. Any worries and anxieties that are on my mind melt away as my body glides through the woods. Immersing myself in nature is always uplifting. Running along the trails feels effortless, largely due to…

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A wonderful read for Greenbelt fans!

image of the book High Rock and the Greenbelt: The Making of New York City's Largest Park

The 164-page, hardcover edition with color photographs tells the story of one of the most successful open-space preservation efforts in the nation, with a not-for-profit management structure still in place today. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, local citizens took on master planner, Robert Moses and won.

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