NYC Parks Department doesn’t just have a vision for its new accessibility plan— it has views.
The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation got a little creative in a recent proposal to make parks around Brooklyn more accessible and user friendly. On page 52 of the new proposal, in a section about adding a ramp entrance in Fort Greene Park, you’ll notice an interesting little Easter egg: “Wheelchair Jimmy.”
From the looks of it, there was definitely hardcore intention with the photo. As Sam Biederman, NYC Parks’ assistant commissioner of communication told Pitchfork: “Started from the bottom of Fort Greene Park’s signature hill, now we’re here with the final design, which takes care to create a more welcoming park entrance with improved views.”
Shout out to Biederman for keeping it real from the jump.