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Upper Manhattan Residents Give Feedback On Issues With Parks

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New Yorkers walked around Uptown Manhattan Saturday looking to shape the future of area parks.

Elected officials and park organizations held a community walk through the neighborhoods Saturday, where residents in Inwood and Washington Heights were able to give on site feedback on the issues plaguing their parks.

Officials said they're taking it to heart.

"Today, we came to hear from residents in northern Manhattan on how can we make the park more beautiful, how can we make them safe," said City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez of Manhattan.

"So it's not one individual or one organization, but collectively as a whole deciding what's best for northern Manhattan," said City Councilman Robert Jackson of Manhattan.

"Hope to hear that there will be fixing the parks here in Upper Manhattan that have been decayed for many years," said one person who went on the walk.

Safety at Fort Tryon Park was one concern raised by residents.

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