Before and After, A Fresh Look at Fresh Kills

Once the world’s largest dump and human-made structure, Fresh Kills has been transformed into a beautiful state park! Look at the startling contrast between the before and after images of the restoration of the landfill.

Although the park is not yet open to the public, it is on track to be New York City’s largest when complete. The return of the landfill to nature, including the extensive capping and constant environmental monitoring, are an enormous undertaking for the city’s Parks Department.

Check out Staten Island Advance’s full article for more pictures of the complete transformation.

Freshkills Park
Joshua Mu

Joshua Mu

Contributing Writer

When he is not attempting to hustle the hustlers of Central Park, Joshua enjoys exploring the depths of what New York has to offer. He one day hopes to pilot a drone without immediately crashing it.

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