Parks Department

A group of tourists embark on a New York harbor cruise on October 12, 2013 in New york City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Vendor In The Battery Says Illegal Vendors Costing New York City Thousands

Statue Cruises is the only line that takes tourists to the island, but their COO, Michael Burke, said illegal vendors are shiphoning off potential customers with lies.

08/27/2015

Saxon Woods Park pool

Tri-State Area Residents Try To Stay Cool During Summer Scorcher

The day’s 95-degree heat had New Yorkers working out their coping strategies.

07/28/2015

Maintenance workers take care of the Bethpage State Park Black Golf Course on September 6, 2014 in Bethpage, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Long Island’s State Golf Courses Reopening After Long, Brutal Winter

Many state golf courses reopened Friday for the 2015 season after a long and brutal winter.

04/03/2015

Winter Jam at Central Park (Credit: CBS2)

Snow Falls In Time For Annual Winter Jam In Central Park

There was just enough snowfall in Central Park to help make Winter Jam a success.

01/24/2015

Mulchfest allows residents to drop of their Christmas trees so they can be made into mulch. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC’s Parks Department Launches Annual MulchFest For Christmas Tree Recycling

New Yorkers can now bring their Christmas trees to designated parks to be turned into mulch.

01/10/2015

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Bronx Residents Push For Development Of Cpl. Fischer Park

Residents in one Bronx neighborhood are questioning why there are no funds to develop their local park, left empty and gated.

12/11/2014

Some residents are unhappy with a plan to replace boardwalks in Brooklyn with plastic. (Credit: CBS2)

Some Brooklyn Residents Furious Over City’s Plan For Plastic Boardwalk

There wasn’t much beach weather to be found on Thursday, but come the return of warmth and sunshine some people may find themselves walking along a plastic boardwalk.

11/06/2014

Deer (file/credit: Clipart)

Assemblyman Says Warning Signs Are Needed As Staten Island Deer Population Booms

There has been a population explosion on Staten Island, but we’re not talking about people, we’re talking about deer.

10/13/2014

Anthony Jones

CBS 2 Exclusive: Rockaway Beachgoers Say Parks Department Guard Is A Bully

Beachgoers claim they are being harassed and threatened by a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation security officer, and new exclusive video shows a heated confrontation right on the shore.

08/29/2014

Beachgoers on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

6 Lifeguards Accused Of Smoking Marijuana On The Job In The Rockaways

Lifeguards have been lighting up while working at a city beach, and they haven’t been smoking cigarettes.

07/10/2014

Tree planted by the Parks Department (Credit: CBS 2)

Homeowners: NYC Planting Trees Despite Objections

The trees are planted curbside on city property, but homeowners say they wind up having to take care of them.

05/27/2014

A Queens woman says the Parks Department initially rejected her study of problem trees and stumps in her neighborhood, but has since responded thanks to help from CBS 2 (Credit: CBS 2)

Parks Department Reaches Out To Queens Woman Thanks To A Little Help From CBS 2

A Queens woman who was stumped by the parks department was smiling on Wednesday night.

05/14/2014

A Queens woman says the Parks Department initially rejected her study of problem trees and stumps in her neighborhood, but has since responded thanks to help from CBS 2 (Credit: CBS 2)

Queens Woman: Parks Department Rejected Detailed Study Of Neighborhood Tree Troubles

A few weeks ago Derr took a drive through her Queens Village neighborhood and noted a number of tree stumps on city property that were waiting to be removed by the Parks Department.

05/12/2014

New report details alleged ADA violations in Central Park. Blind attorney Richard Bernstein has sued the city after being run down by bicyclist in Central Park. (credit: Richard Bernstein/handout)

Blind Lawyer Suing City Details Alleged ADA Violations In Central Park

Richard Bernstein, who was run down by a bicyclist in Central Park a year and a half ago, claims he has proof that the city has ignored the Americans with Disabilities Act.

12/24/2013

Hot Dog Vendor Protest

Hot Dog Vendors: Wealthy Neighbors Want Us Out Of Washington Square Park

Hot dog vendors will likely soon be forced out of the iconic Washington Square Park, and the owners believe it is all because of a group of wealthy neighbors.

12/08/2013

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