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New York City Parks Department

McCarren Rink opens, Nov. 15, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

McCarren Rink Opens To Skaters

The rink will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until Jan. 4, 2014

11/15/2013

Art vendor displays pictures to a tourist. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Court Upholds Limit On Number Of Art Vendors In City Parks

The city said the parks had become too crowded. But the lawsuit argued that greenmarket and holiday commercial vendors create more congestion in the parks than the artists.

09/25/2013

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announces restoration of Harlem fire watchtower, August 28, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Landmarked 19th Century Fire Watchtower To Undergo $4 Million Facelift

The cast iron Mount Morris Fire Watchtower went up in 1857 and was designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as a city landmark in 1967.

08/28/2013

AT&T solar-powered charging station. (credit: Handout)

Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Stations Pop Up Across NYC

Each station can accommodate up to six mobile devices or tablets at a time and work regardless of wireless carrier.

06/18/2013

(credit: Marla Diamond)

Last Day Of Great GoogaMooga Festival Called Off For Rain

The last day of the Great GogoaMoooga Festival in Prospect Park was canceled Sunday, as light, but persistent rain drenched the area.

05/19/2013

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens

Ex-NYC Parks Official Accused Of Stealing More Than $50,000 From Queens Park

A former New York City parks department official is accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the nonprofit group she founded to improve the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

07/18/2012

(credit: NYC Park Advocates)

Worker Arrested After Noose Found At Bronx Parks Department Garage

Fariz Ahmemulic, 28, was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

01/12/2012

(credit: NYC Park Advocates)

Doll Found Hanging With Noose At NYC Parks Department Garage

An employee found an African-American baby doll hanging with a chain noose around its neck at the department’s Bronx headquarters on Tuesday.

12/21/2011

Goose

NYC Parks Dept. May Fight Geese With Dogs

The New York City Parks Department is considering a proposal to bring border collies with trainers to scare away the geese in Prospect Park.

11/18/2010