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Pandemic exposes inequities between rich and poor in access to, size of parks in New York City

Governors Island, a 172-acre oasis in the middle of New York Harbor, has become one of New York’s City’s most popular summer playgrounds with hammocks, biking and spectacular water views.

But the island’s managers want it to be a greater resource for those who need it the most, especially during the pandemic — poor and nonwhite New Yorkers who often lack parks in their neighborhoods.

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