The New York Times ran an article today brining attention to the fact that some parks in Brooklyn, (including Bushwick’s own Maria Hernandez Park), are omitted from the MTA subway maps, despite being larger than other featured parks in Manhattan.

Representatives from the MTA did not seem to give any reasons for the omissions, but the journalist pointed out that parks in lower-income neighborhoods were the ones left out.

Although it might be excessive to say that a park’s entire validity is depended on this, one has to wonder why the city’s most visited map does not show such an important-and large-public park.

As writer Thomas Wolfe wrote in one of his short stories,  ” ‘Map or no map,’ I says, ‘you ain’t gonna get to know Brooklyn with no map.’ ”

You can read the full article here: http://fort-greene.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/08/the-day-hey-wheres-my-park/?scp=1&sq=maria%20hernandez%20park&st=cse

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