Department of Parks and Recreation

Contamination at the Yankee Pocket Parks has infuriated community leaders. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Investigates: Contaminated Parks Near Yankee Stadium Infuriate Community Leaders

It 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.

04/06/2015

Neighbors in Astoria, Queens are furious after this elm tree was cut down. (Credit: Anna Jutis)

CBS2 Exclusive: War Of Words Erupts As Historic Astoria Tree Comes Down

People 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.

03/23/2015

Children on a playground. (Credit: CBS 2)

City Comptroller Calls On Parks Dept. To Make Playgrounds Safer

City Comptroller Scott Stringer said park injury claims have cost tax payers $20 million.

03/01/2015

Geoffrey McFarlane shows the ticket he got for walking on a path in Prospect Park after dark, despite what he says is the lack of an easy-to-see sign. (Credit: CBS 2)

Prospect Park Pedestrians Baffled By Ticket Blitz

Pedestrians say they were just walking through after dark when they got slapped with summons.

09/09/2014

Anthony Jones

CBS 2 Exclusive: Rockaway Beachgoers Say Parks Department Guard Is A Bully

Beachgoers 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.

08/29/2014

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Scientists Launch Study Of Complex Ecosystems In Bronx River

Scientists 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.

08/18/2014

UES manhole

Upper East Side Neighborhood Calls For City To Fix Troublesome Manhole Cover

As 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.

07/30/2014

This enormous hornet nest was found in a tree in Raoul Wallenberg Playground in Washington Heights on Wednesday, July 23. (Credit: CBS 2)

Huge Hornet Nest Found In Washington Heights Playground Tree

An enormous hornet nest was found in a tree surrounding a Washington Heights playground Wednesday, prompting a response from the NYPD.

07/23/2014

Beachgoers on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

6 Lifeguards Accused Of Smoking Marijuana On The Job In The Rockaways

Lifeguards have been lighting up while working at a city beach, and they haven’t been smoking cigarettes.

07/10/2014

Hot Dog Vendor Protest

Hot Dog Vendors: Wealthy Neighbors Want Us Out Of Washington Square Park

Hot 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.

12/08/2013

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City To Send Out Plane To Look For Deer On Staten Island

With Staten Island deer sightings on the rise, officials plan to start keeping track of animals from the sky.

10/21/2013

Woodside, Queens Park Rats

Neighbors: Fearless Rats Have Commandeered Park In Woodside, Queens

Neighbors and the local city councilman have called on the city to step up its efforts, as a park in Woodside, Queens remains overrun with rats.

07/31/2013

Rockaway Boardwalk Construction April 9, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Fast-Tracked Rockaway Boardwalk Construction Causing A Headache For Residents

Construction crews are working around the clock to get the Rockaway boardwalk reconstructed in time for the start of summer.

04/09/2013

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Advocates Rally To Preserve NYC’s Community Gardens

Organizers held a rally Tuesday morning on West 25th Street ahead of a public hearing regarding proposed rules for community gardens.

08/10/2010

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Advocates Rally To Preserve NYC's Community Gardens

Organizers held a rally Tuesday morning on West 25th Street ahead of a public hearing regarding proposed rules for community gardens.

08/10/2010