Submitted by ub on Wed, 01/13/2016 - 22:05

Spending a half million dollars for this? Check out City Island's BELDEN PARK, which cost NYC taxpayers around $420,000.

Was it worth waiting for? After a half dozen on again and off again announcements over the years, NYC Greenstreets has finally picked on City Island. The citywide program to convert paved, vacant traffic islands and medians into green spaces has nearly finished building on Belden Point.

Back in the good old days, one half million dollars got you a whole lot more.