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New York City Department Of Parks And Recreation

FILE -- A woman leans on a tree at Central Park. (credit: Getty Images)

City Comptroller Blasts Parks Department Over Tree Maintenance

Comptroller Scott Stringer says contractors hired to care for the urban greenery have pruned trees that didn’t need it and neglected those that required attention.

08/17/2014

Poison ivy (Credit: ClipArt.com)

NYC Parks Seeing Rash Of Poison Ivy Cases This Summer

At Clove Lake Park on Staten Island, poison ivy is so high that it’s at eye level with joggers, making it easy to brush up against.

07/16/2014

New York City Parks Department statue missing sword (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC Parks Department Works To Restore Damaged Statues

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has launched a new effort to restore statues with missing pieces to their former glory.

06/24/2014

Gavel

Transgender Man Claims He Was Booted From Men’s Locker Room At Staten Island Pool

A transgender man is suing the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, claiming he was kicked out of a men’s locker room at a public pool on Staten Island.

06/03/2014

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

Seen At 11: NYC Park Safety Called Into Question

Park safety is underfunded, and the way Parks Enforcement Patrol officers are deployed is in dire need of reform, they argue.

10/15/2013

A wanted sign is seen in Forest Park, where several sexual assaults have been reported since 2011. (credit: Hazel Sanchez/CBS 2)

Queens Parkgoers Being Kept In The Dark

The fear factor has been exacerbated by a recent spate of sexual assaults in the park.

10/14/2013

FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Bring Christmas Trees To Recycle At MulchFest

New York City residents were set to recycle thousands of old Christmas trees this weekend, during the 17th annual MulchFest at sites in all five boroughs.

01/12/2013