In 1998, New York City began installing synthetic turf fields in parks and playgrounds, saying the artificial material would be more durable than grass. But a City Limits investigation finds that many turf fields are falling apart. How did an administration that prides itself on financial acumen dive headlong into a heavy investment in an untested material? And why has it remained steadfastly committed to buying more artificial turf? The answers lie in the story of how New York City became the world’s biggest buyer of fake grass.
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City Limits Magazine published a print edition reguarly from 1976 to 2012. With the acquisition of the Bronx News Network and the launch of the Brooklyn Bureau, City Limits ended its print issue to publish its news online.