N.Y.: Bill would stop development at Liberty State Park

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — A new bill is looking to keep one of New Jersey’s most popular parks free from development.

Plans to develop Liberty State Park began almost immediately after it opened in 1976.

“When the park was one year old, the governor wanted to take the whole park for an amusement theme park. Then there were plans for shopping and luxury housing,” said Sam Pesin, president of Friends of Liberty State Park.

Pesin says there have plans to put a hotel, a golf course and a marina for expensive yachts at the location.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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