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WATCH: An Hour Long Documentary About The History and Closing of SI’s Fresh Kills Landfill

With the 15th anniversary of the closing of Staten Island’s Fresh Kills Landfill coming up next week, we thought it was the perfect time to look back at the above documentary.

The film, which focuses heavily on the closing of the “Staten Island Dump” also takes a look forward to Freshkills transition from landfill to parkland.¬†Produced in 2012, the doc was produced by Borough President James Molinaro’s office and tells the story of how the former Fresh Kills Landfill was closed and turned into a 2,200 acre park, larger than Central Park. It was directed by Andy Levison.

Read more about the production of the film, here

You can learn more about Freshkills Park, here

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