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Parks Dept. Announces $21 Million Allocation to Develop Gwen Ifill Park in Jamaica
Parks Dept. Announces $21 Million Allocation to Develop Gwen Ifill Park in Jamaica

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.

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