A new study has found that almost 30% of the public space in New York's financial district has limited access or is completely closed to the public.
"The study found that the area around city hall, including court houses, is roughly 71 acres with 43 acres of public space and that 36% of the public space is either limited or closed."
"The financial district is roughly 95 acres with 43 acres designated as public. Almost 18% of the public space is either completely off limits or access is curtailed."
"The study was conducted by using maps and then sending researchers to examine the public space at the end of last year."
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