Parks Department

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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

Scene where tree branch  fell on woman in Central Park (CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Are Falling Trees A Threat To Your Safety?

It comes out of nowhere and could happen at any time. Trees and tree branches have been crashing down creating the potential for serious injury and possibly death.

10/04/2013

Coney Island Restroom Construction (credit: Dmitry Geyber)

Report: Judge Halts Plans For New Restroom Structures In Brighton Beach

Plans to build new restroom facilities on the Brighton Beach boardwalk have been delayed, according to a published report.

09/08/2013

McCarren Pool

Report: 2013 Saw Jump In Number Of People Sneaking Into City Pools After-Hours

As New York City prepares to close its outdoor public pools for the season, one statistic is making a bit of a splash: A jump in people caught swimming after-hours.

09/02/2013

Woodside, Queens Park Rats

Neighbors: Fearless Rats Have Commandeered Park In Woodside, Queens

Neighbors and the local city councilman have called on the city to step up its efforts, as a park in Woodside, Queens remains overrun with rats.

07/31/2013

Pelham Parkway in the Bronx is home to one of the most beautiful landscapes in New York City.

Parks Department To Crack Down On Barbecuing On Pelham Parkway

Officials have said they plan to crack down on barbecuing on Pelham Parkway, the greenway in the Bronx that links the New England Thruway and the Bronx River Parkway.

06/18/2013

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