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.
A tree at the World Trade Center site that was badly damaged nine years ago in the Sept. 11 attacks has been nursed back to health and replanted.
For more and more dog owners in the East Village, the pit bull has become the pet of choice – but that trend is frightening owners of other breeds, some of whom say they’re arming themselves.
Advocacy groups are calling for a new source of revenue to revitalize New York’s parks and historic sites.
Some residents in Queens are fuming over stinky trees planted by the city. The Parks Department acknowledged that it’s a problem, but has refused to fix it.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has drafted new rules to govern hundreds of community gardens that give city dwellers with no back yards a chance to dig in the dirt. Under the rules […]