Geoffrey Croft

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

Kissena Park Tree Fatal

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

A Canadian goose with a dart lodged in its shoulder in the parking lot of Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park. (credit: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates)

Several Animals Shot With Blowgun In Pelham Bay Park

Two of the animals were found dead and two others had to be euthanized because of the extent of their injuries.

10/17/2012

Queens Borough Hall on July 19, 2012 after 24 trees were cut down. (credit: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates)

24 Cherry Blossom Trees Cut Down At Queens Borough Hall

Alexandra Rosa, chief of staff to Borough President Helen Marshall, said the chances of a tree transplantation being successful were low.

08/10/2012

Police at McCarren Park Pool - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 19, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Rash Of Crime Doesn’t Keep People Away From Brooklyn Pool

The McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg was open and crowded on this sweltering Wednesday, even after news of more arrests at the site, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported

07/18/2012

Temperatures at an artificial turf field at Booker T. Washington Playground (credit: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates)

Group Warns Playground Equipment Can Reach Dangerous Temperatures

Temperatures can reach more than 170 degrees on artificial turf fields and over 160 degrees on black rubber safety surfacing, according to readings taken by NYC Park Advocates.

06/22/2012

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