Department of Parks and Recreation

Residents: $750,000 Water Fountains In Inwood's Isham Park Don't WorkIt cost $750,000 to install two water fountains in Isham Park in Inwood, and now the fountains don’t even work.
CBS2 Investigates: Contaminated Parks Near Yankee Stadium Infuriate Community LeadersIt has been nine years since the city swapped parkland for parking lots so the Yankees could build a new stadium, and a CBS2 investigation that started a year ago has uncovered a big problem with that deal.
CBS2 Exclusive: War Of Words Erupts As Historic Astoria Tree Comes DownPeople in Astoria, Queens said an elm tree on one block of 34th Street was a historic landmark, and said they should have been notified before it got chopped up.
City Comptroller Calls On Parks Dept. To Make Playgrounds SaferCity Comptroller Scott Stringer said park injury claims have cost tax payers $20 million.
Prospect Park Pedestrians Baffled By Ticket BlitzPedestrians say they were just walking through after dark when they got slapped with summons.
CBS 2 Exclusive: Rockaway Beachgoers Say Parks Department Guard Is A BullyBeachgoers claim they are being harassed and threatened by a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation security officer, and new exclusive video shows a heated confrontation right on the shore.
Scientists Launch Study Of Complex Ecosystems In Bronx RiverScientists have launched a study into plant and animal life in the Bronx River, in the interest of improving the river ecosystem and eventually making the river into an attraction.
Upper East Side Neighborhood Calls For City To Fix Troublesome Manhole CoverAs a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, Richard Chesnoff survived wars and riots. Yet he said it was a brush with a New York City sidewalk that left him wounded -- 23 stitches in the ankle and a bruise on his leg.
Huge Hornet Nest Found In Washington Heights Playground TreeAn enormous hornet nest was found in a tree surrounding a Washington Heights playground Wednesday, prompting a response from the NYPD.
6 Lifeguards Accused Of Smoking Marijuana On The Job In The RockawaysLifeguards have been lighting up while working at a city beach, and they haven’t been smoking cigarettes.
Hot Dog Vendors: Wealthy Neighbors Want Us Out Of Washington Square ParkHot dog vendors will likely soon be forced out of the iconic Washington Square Park, and the owners believe it is all because of a group of wealthy neighbors.
City To Send Out Plane To Look For Deer On Staten IslandWith Staten Island deer sightings on the rise, officials plan to start keeping track of animals from the sky.
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