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Newark Riverfront Park ribbon-cutting. (credit: Twitter/City Of Newark)

Newark Riverfront Park Built Along Superfund Site Opens To Public

At just four acres, Riverfront Park is a small step for open space but a giant leap for the city of Newark.

08/04/2013

A cyclist speeds through Central Park (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Parks Dept. Considers Solution To Cyclists Vs. Runners In Central Park

Officials at the New York City Parks Department say that they may have found a solution to the ongoing battle between bikers and joggers in Central Park – a new traffic pattern.

08/24/2012

Adrian Benepe (file / credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Adrian Benepe Stepping Down As NYC Parks Commissioner

The New York City Parks Department will be getting a new commissioner, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported. Benepe will be replaced by Veronica White.

06/19/2012

Coney Island boardwalk

Coney Island Boardwalk Makeover Plan Gets Approved

The boardwalk’s fate has been the subject of much debate. Opponents said the change would destroy the boardwalk’s character and make it less safe.

03/12/2012

(credit: NYC Park Advocates)

Doll Found Hanging With Noose At NYC Parks Department Garage

An employee found an African-American baby doll hanging with a chain noose around its neck at the department’s Bronx headquarters on Tuesday.

12/21/2011

Montgomery Street, Lower Manhattan Map

New Waterfront Park Set For Lower Manhattan

Community leaders have begun to plan a park in lower Manhattan at the base of Montgomery Street that would offer incredible views from the Statue of Liberty all the way up to Queens.

11/20/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and officials paint the finish line for the 2011 New York City Marathon in Central Park - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg, Officials Paint Finish Line For New York City Marathon

After joining officials to paint the finish line in Central Park, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the park will be ready for this Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

11/02/2011

FILE - Competitors paddle out to the starting line at the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Meadow Lake in the Queens. (Photo by Mario Tama/Gettty Images)

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival In Queens Draws Thousands Of Competitors

The 21st annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival features 2,000 competitors and 165 teams.

08/14/2011

A no smoking sign in the Times Square pedestrian plaza - New York, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Only One Ticket Issued Since NYC Parks Smoking Ban Went Into Effect

New York City parks commissioner Adrian Benepe insists the city is committed to keeping new smoke-free zones smoke-free.

07/01/2011

A lifeguard keeps watch on the water on Coney Island, New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

All NYC Beaches, Pools Covered By Lifeguards

Parks commissioner Adrian Benepe says because of the economy, the city has had no trouble recruiting lifeguards starting at $13.50/hour.

05/28/2011

Sunbathers enjoy the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Bradley Beach, New Jesrey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Beaches Open For Business Memorial Day Weekend

Millions of people will hitting the beach this Memorial Day weekend and if you live in the Tri-state area, you have a lot of beaches to choose from.

05/27/2011

Tornado damage in Queens (credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers To Replace Trees Damaged By Tornadoes In Queens

City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said Macdonald Park in Forest Hills took a great deal of damage. “It looked like a war had been fought there. All of these beautiful trees had been blown apart in their crowns and were lying all over the place.”

04/08/2011

A food cart is seen outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Jan 8, 2009 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

NYC Parks Look To Expand Food Vendor Selections

Forget the pretzels and hot dogs. New York City’s parks may soon be offering a more diverse selection of foods.

01/13/2011

New York City agencies prepare for potential storm damage. (Photo/CBS 2)

NYC Bracing For The Worst From Storm

New York City is preparing for a long night and lots of rain across the area as strong winds started to pick up.

09/30/2010

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Parks Department Asks New Yorkers To Water City Trees

New York City’s parks department is asking residents and business owners to help water and take care of trees on the street.

08/19/2010

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