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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