Amenities Coming To Waterfront Parks in NYC

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The parks around Jamaica Bay will soon be open for business.

Inspired by the success of similar programs in the Rockaways, the Parks Department has joined with the National Parks service to bring food concessions, as well as kayak and bike rental stations, to city and federal parks lining Jamaica Bay — and they’re now asking for local entrepreneurs to send in their own business proposals to make the city’s plan happen.

“Millions of people visit the Rockaway Beaches each summer, and we’re seeking concessions that will allow both visitors and locals to further explore the natural beauty of the Jamaica Bay region,” said city Parks Commissioner Veronica White. “We are hoping to offer opportunities for New Yorkers to bike, eat, and paddle, and are looking to receive proposals from companies or individuals with strong backgrounds in delivering these amenities to the public.”

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