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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

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Park Partially Opens At Pier 42 On Lower East Side

Officials on Saturday opened part of the new waterfront park at Pier 42 on the Lower East Side.

05/04/2013

Police at McCarren Park Pool - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 19, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Renovations In Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Will Do Away With ‘Hipster Lake’

Renovations have gotten underway in McCarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with the goal of doing away with the giant puddle known as “Hipster Lake.”

01/22/2013

FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Department Of Sanitation To Begin Christmas Tree Recycling Jan. 2

“The Department is very pleased to offer this special recycling service,” said Commissioner John Doherty. “Providing collection and recycling options for residents is environmentally valuable and benefits our neighborhoods. “

12/27/2012

(credit: Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages)

Central, Prospect Parks Largely Reopened; Many Parks Still Closed

Central Park was back open Saturday – five days after Superstorm Sandy struck the area – but many major city parks remained closed.

11/03/2012

David Mitchell is accused of raping a 73-year-old woman in Central Park. He appeared in court on Sept. 14, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

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.

09/15/2012

(credit: CBS 2)

Fed-Up Bronx Residents Say Tree Hazard Is Simply ‘Getting Worse’

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.

08/22/2012

Swindler Cove Park (Credit: CBS 2)

Little-Known Swindler Cove Park In Northern Manhattan Gaining Reputation As An Oasis

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.

07/10/2012

Vandals caused $100,000 worth of damage at a Far Rockaway playground (credit: Handout/Parks Department)

Vandals Cause $100,000 Worth Of Damage At New Far Rockaway Playground

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.

03/21/2012

Coney Island boardwalk

Coney Island Boardwalk Makeover Plan Gets Approved

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.

03/12/2012

(credit: www.nycgovparks.org)

Parks Department Recruiting Horse Riders To Patrol Various Parks

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.

12/25/2011

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