(GMT)19 SEP 2016 ROXMU1821:
This is something even many New Yorker are not aware of. It is from The NY Times, visit the link below.
About one-third of New York City’s public park system — or about 10,000 acres — is made up of forests, woodland, wetlands and marshes that would be more at home in a rural outpost like, say, the Catskills or the Adirondacks than in the middle of a metropolis. These so-called natural areas lie within existing parks around the city, including Van Cortlandt and Pelham Bay Parks in the Bronx, Forest and Cunningham Parks in Queens, Marine Park in Brooklyn and the Greenbelt on Staten Island.