NYC Parks Department

Deer Breaks Into T.J. Maxx Store On Staten IslandAn employee arriving to open the store around 8 a.m. discovered the front window smashed in and the deer running around inside.
Whose Bright Idea Is This? NYC Park Benches With Missing Sitting SlatsMillions of tax dollars have been spent to improve a Lower East Side park, but the benches still have no seats.
Parks Advocates: Not Enough Officers To Patrol 30K Acres Of ParksFor it’s beautiful parks, it’s no surprise 14 percent of New York City’s landmass is devoted to city parks.
Seen At 11: Why Are NYC War Memorials Sitting Stashed Away In Battery Park?Historic sculptures and war memorials meant to honor the people and events that helped shape our city sit languishing, stashed away behind a fence at one of the city’s busiest parks.
Residents At Odds With NYC Over Restoration Of Coney Island BoardwalkPeople are planning a rally this weekend in an attempt to stop the city from replacing the wooden boardwalk they love with one made of concrete and recycled plastic lumber.
Volunteers Plant Beachgrass To Help Replenish Staten Island Beach Slammed By Superstorm SandyAbout 90 residents and volunteers spent a calm, sunny Sunday doing their part to help in Staten Island's recovery following Superstorm Sandy.
Allegations Of Booze-Fueled Sexcapades Rock New York City Parks DepartmentRoses were in bloom outside the Parks Department headquarters on Randall’s Island on Wednesday, but things were definitely not rosy on the inside.
Bizarre Choice Of Paint Inside NYC Park Draws A Snub From Parks Department Is it gaudy green or the new rave? An historic New York City park has been repainted and some are stunned by the break with tradition.
Inaccessible New York Earth Day Special: The 5 Boro Green Roof GardenIn our series, Inaccessible New York, we've been visiting places that are off limits to the public. Well, this one has a twist.
Survey Gives NYC's Big Parks B-Plus For MaintenanceThe survey of 43 parks ranging from 20 to 500 acres was conducted by the advocacy group New Yorkers for Parks.
Cash Flushed Down The Toilet? NYC Spends $2.3 Million On Park BathroomInside the men's room, there are two urinals and one stall. In the women's room, there are three stalls. Each has two sinks, one diaper changing station and two hand dryers.
NYC Parks Dept. Considers Solution To Cyclists Vs. Runners In Central ParkOfficials at the New York City Parks Department say that they may have found a solution to the ongoing battle between bikers and joggers in Central Park - a new traffic pattern.
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