Central Park was back open Saturday – five days after Superstorm Sandy struck the area – but many major city parks remained closed.
New York Public Advocate Calls On NYPD, Parks Department To Step Up Security Following Central Park Rape
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said that he wants to know why the NYPD and the Parks Department did not respond to a preceding incident involving the suspect in Wednesday’s rape of a 73-year-old woman.
Elyse Bulla and Vincent Sofi have lived on Stadium Avenue for nearly a decade. They love their neighborhood, but the city maintained trees on the grassy strip between the street and the sidewalk must go.
Just off of Dyckman Street — and steps away from the busy Harlem River Drive — sits the park, which consists of five acres of beautifully restored parkland.
Police said someone commandeered a front loader parked at the Beach 29th Street playground and used it to plow through the property, damaging almost every piece of equipment at the park.
The boardwalk’s fate has been the subject of much debate. Opponents said the change would destroy the boardwalk’s character and make it less safe.
Duties include crowd control during parades and other gatherings. The riders will also help shut down illegal barbecues, find lost children and report any crime to police.
Activists say the Parks Department is ignoring the “immediate danger” of giant, rotted out trees that surround the lake at Prospect Park.
Westchester County is hosting the event on August 30. County Executive Rob Astorino says the park will first be open only to those with disabilities and then to the general public.
Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey says there is plenty of toilet paper to go around.
New York City parks commissioner Adrian Benepe insists the city is committed to keeping new smoke-free zones smoke-free.
Parents in Upper Manhattan complained of danger on the playground, with swingsets and a sandbox perilously close to baseball fields at a Manhattan Park.
A clash-on-ice is intensifying between parents in Harlem, with a figure skating group accusing the state of giving young girls the cold shoulder in favor of boys’ hockey.
The city’s Parks Department is launching the new year with free fitness classes for residents as part of their 12-week “Shape Up NYC” challenge.
Forget the pretzels and hot dogs. New York City’s parks may soon be offering a more diverse selection of foods.