City to start building second biggest park

The city has taken its first step toward building the city’s second largest park, The Real Deal has learned. Plans for a $6 million, 28-acre park, dubbed Owl Hollow Fields, were announced Monday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. They mark the initial step toward developing a 2,200-acre, $100 million park over the former Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island. Fresh Kills Park will be second only to the Bronx’s Pelham Bay Park in area, and nearly two and a half times the size of Central Park. Construction on the Owl Hollow Fields site will begin in the spring of 2006 and be completed in the fall of 2007.

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