Geoffrey Croft

Parks enforcement patrol officers catch a group of teens trespassing on the New York State Pavilion Astro-Towers at Flushing-Meadows Corona Park. (Credit: New York City Parks Advocates)

Advocates Call For Action After Teens Scale Queens World’s Fair Astro-Towers Again

Once again, four teenagers have found their way to the top of the long-shuttered and decaying Astro-Towers at the old New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

04/16/2015

The Astro-Towers at the New York State Pavilion, constructed for the 1964 World's Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

Teens In Trouble After Climbing To Top Of Old Queens World’s Fair Astro-Towers

Two teenagers were in trouble Thursday night, after making a dangerous climb inside a Queens landmark – the Astro-Towers on the old New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

03/20/2015

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Parks Advocates: Not Enough Officers To Patrol 30K Acres Of Parks

For it’s beautiful parks, it’s no surprise 14 percent of New York City’s landmass is devoted to city parks.

03/07/2015

Children sled down a hill in Central Park on Feb. 5, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Parks Advocate Calls For More Patrols After Central Park Bullies Rough Up Kids, Steal Sleds

The victims described the ringleader of the trio as an older teen twice their size. One of the thieves punched a 12-year-old girl in the side of the head after she asked for the sled back.

02/05/2015

The city announced plans to lower the speed limit to 20 mph for bike riders in Central Park (credit: CBS2)

City Unveils Plan To Lower Speed Limit For Bicyclists In Central Park

City Councilman Mark Levine said the city has the authority to change park speed limits without state approval.

11/18/2014

(credit: Pier55, Inc./Heatherwick Studio)

Barry Diller, Wife Diane Von Furstenberg Providing Over $100M For New Park In Meatpacking District

Billionaire Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, have agreed to provide over $100 million to build a 2.7-acre park on a West 14th Street pier through a family foundation.

11/17/2014

Citi Field and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, as seen from Chopper 880, April 24, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Report: Queens Zoo Robbed Of Nearly $5,000

An armed gunman went off with nearly $5,000 this past weekend after holding up the Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, a park advocacy blog reported Wednesday.

10/01/2014

(credit: Governor’s Island)

Lack Of Drinkable Water At Governor’s Island Forces Visitors To Pay Up

If you plan on heading out to Governor’s Island this summer, you better bring some bottled water along.

05/31/2014

Ferry Point Golf Course

Critics: Taxpayers Funded Bronx Golf Course As ‘Gift’ For Donald Trump

City taxpayers built the Ferry Point Park golf course in the Bronx, but Donald Trump gets to put his name on it.

10/16/2013

A police officer carries a woman injured in stabbing attack on the Upper West Side on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

2-Year-Old Boy, 4 Others Hurt In Upper West Side Scissor Attack

The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday on a bike path along the Hudson River near West 59th Street.

10/01/2013

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Park Advocate: Tree That Killed Woman In Queens Was Diseased

A tree that fell in a Queens park and left a pregnant woman dead this past weekend was diseased and hollow, according to the president of New York City Park Advocates.

08/06/2013

Tree falls on bench at Kissena Park, killing pregnant woman. (CBS 2)

Husband Speaks Out After Tree Falls On Wife, Kills Her At Queens Park

A loving husband was heartbroken Monday after his pregnant wife was killed by a falling tree in the very Queens park where they first built their relationship.

08/05/2013

A girl plays in the fountain in Washington Square Park on July 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sweltering Conditions Could Get Worse Before They Get Better

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.

07/16/2013

Allegations of booze-fueled parties featuring a stripper pole have prompted the NYC Department of Investigation to investigate the Parks Department. (Photo: CBS 2)

Allegations Of Booze-Fueled Sexcapades Rock New York City Parks Department

Roses were in bloom outside the Parks Department headquarters on Randall’s Island on Wednesday, but things were definitely not rosy on the inside.

05/29/2013

Protesters At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Group Sues City Over Fashion Week At Lincoln Center

The city granted a license to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to use Damrosch Park for fashion shows and other events, including Big Apple Circus performances. But protesters said the takeover of the park was a secret.

02/07/2013

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