A Tale of Two Dumps New York Follows Tel Aviv's Lead, Turns Mountain of Trash Into Eco-park

New York, which is rehabilitating a mountain of trash just like Israel is doing, has signed a cooperation deal with the Ariel Sharon Park.

About 10 years ago, another reporter and I were invited to the offices of Hazera, where company executives and consultants told us there was no chance of obtaining either government or private funding to build the park originally planned for the area. They argued the company should be allowed to build thousands of apartments on the land it had leased, and that they could finance the...