NYC Parks Opens Public Nature Preserve Along Rockaway Waterfront

NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue and members of the community celebrated the opening of the new Arverne East Nature Preserve and welcome center on Wednesday, April 24. Arverne East will be the ecological centerpiece of New York City’s first net-zero community—a 35-acre “urban” nature preserve situated between the Atlantic Ocean and a dense residential neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula. Commissioner Sue Donoghue was joined by New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Adolfo Carrión Jr., Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, New York State Assemblymember Khaleel Anderson, New York City Councilmember Selvena Brooks-Powers, Managing Director of L+M Development Partners LLC Sara Levenson.