Sept. 24, 2021 By Christian Murray
The city will be spending $21 million on a park in Jamaica that has recently been renamed after Gwen Ifill, an award-winning television journalist who died in 2016.
Elected officials held a press conference Thursday to celebrate the announcement at the newly-named Gwen Ifill Park, which was previously called Railroad Park.
Ifill—an African-American woman born in Jamaica, Queens—anchored the PBS program Washington Week in Review from 1999 until her death. She was the first Black woman to anchor a nationally televised public affairs program in the country.