Joe Puleo

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

Crime in New  York City parks is up 40 percent compared to last year, City Councilman Peter Vallone said. (credit: CBS 2)

Councilman Vallone: Crime Stats For Parks Are Insufficient

With crime on the rise in New York City parks, and the number of officers patrolling them on the decline, the City Council has put pressure on the NYPD to keep parkgoers informed.

11/23/2013

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

City: Park Enforcement Patrol Officers Do Not Need Guns

The city has pushed back against Park Enforcement Patrol officers who are asking for guns, saying it is not necessary.

10/07/2013

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

Parks Enforcement Officers Demand Guns In Wake Of Stabbing Rampage

Following a violent stabbing rampage last week that injured five people – including a toddler – in Riverside Park South last week, Parks Enforcement Patrol officers are pushing the city to give them guns.

10/06/2013