Pols and parks advocates say Adams not sticking to campaign promise to allocate ‘1% of city budget to NYC Parks’


This story was updated at 4:45 p.m. to include a statement from Mayor Adams’ office.

Mayor Eric Adams captured the heart of the city’s park lovers when the central tenant of his campaign was a promise to dedicate 1% of the city budget — or about $1 billion — to NYC Parks.

But Adams, so far, has not held true to that promise, parks advocates said at a rally on the steps of City Hall Friday morning.

The mayor’s fiscal year 2023 budget proposed reducing the amount going to NYC Parks by more than $20 million, to about $600 million, factoring to only 0.6% of the city’s budget.

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