New Yorkers for Parks kicked off the season with a big boot Monday April 17, 2017 as they introduced their Public Realm Bill of Rights. I was lucky, a Bronx kid in Morrisania, I grew up about a block from a New York City park. Crotona Park became my back yard. I grew fruits and vegetables in the Victory Garden, swam in the public pool, played tennis on the clay courts, played baseball and, of course, basketball on the Crotona fields and courts. NY4P would like everyone to be so lucky. Please support their work.