Parks

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

De Blasio Announces Community Parks Initiative To Improve City Parks System

It will begin by targeting 35 community parks with capital investments of $130-million that will promote the full recreation of parks.

10/07/2014

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The 8 Best Spots Along NYC’s High Line Park

Whether you’re flying solo, with your family or on a date – the High Line is a New York highlight not to be missed, especially when the weather is warm. Below, we list our seven favorite spots at the attraction.

CBS New York–08/18/2014

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6 Great Places To Sunbathe In NYC

Sunshine and vitamin D help build strong bones and can give you a healthy glow with the proper sunscreen protection. Here are our six favorite places to work on a tan in NYC.

08/14/2014

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5 Hidden Gardens In Manhattan

Manhattan’s hidden gardens provide shady, leafy solace from the hot, hectic streets. Some are literally shielded from the sidewalk, while others are just hard to find, unless you know what you’re looking for.

08/11/2014

Callahan's Food Truck outside Van Saun Park in Paramus, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

Food Trucks Serving Up Good Eats At Bergen County Parks

Food trucks are setting up shop at Bergen County parks in an effort to bring a greater variety of good food to park patrons.

06/27/2014

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Guide To Disney World

Pack up the family and head out for a vacation at the “Happiest Place on Earth.” As a guest of the Walt Disney World Resorts, you and your family will be treated to themed accommodations, fabulous theme parks, unique dining venues and lots of activities.

06/11/2014

Mott Haven Parks

Report: Parks In Mott Haven Are In Bad Shape

A new report released Thursday found parks in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx are in desperate need of attention.

05/15/2014

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New York City’s 6 Best Dog Runs

New York City is full of great dog walks, runs and parks. City parks have four designations for dogs: no dogs allowed, dogs on leash, off-leash and dog runs.

CBS New York–05/06/2014

Free Wireless Internet in New York City Park (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC’s 7 Best Parks With WiFi

Ever since WiFi became available in New York’s public parks, there are no more excuses for sitting inside a cafe with a computer on a beautiful day. Here are a few places to take your “work” outside.

CBS New York–04/30/2014

Recycling trash bins line the street at an Earth Day event in Times Square on April 22, 2010 in New York City.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

4 Fun Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In New York City

If you’re looking for a few different ways to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, check out our list of top six Earth Day events around New York City

CBS New York–04/22/2014

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New Jersey Sets Up Website To Expose Illegal Park Dumpers

Trash a New Jersey park, and your reputation may be trashed online. The State of New Jersey has launched a website to expose people who are dumping illegally.

03/28/2014

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Best Things To Do In Hoboken

Hoboken may be a small city, but there’s plenty of things to do in the warm weather and all year long. Just stepped out of the PATH train and have nothing to do? Pick one of these Hoboken highlights.

03/25/2014

General Grant National Memorial - New York, NY - Aug 21, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

6 Great Presidential Sites in NYC

Presidents’ Day celebrates the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and George Washington (Feb. 22). New York City has several monuments dedicated to presidents, or you can pay your respects by visiting one of the sites listed here.

02/17/2014

Crime in New  York City parks is up 40 percent compared to last year, City Councilman Peter Vallone said. (credit: CBS 2)

Councilman Vallone: Crime Stats For Parks Are Insufficient

With crime on the rise in New York City parks, and the number of officers patrolling them on the decline, the City Council has put pressure on the NYPD to keep parkgoers informed.

11/23/2013

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Judge Orders NY State Parks To Halt Outdoor Smoking Ban

State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia said the February rules establishing no-smoking areas at various parks isn’t supported by any policy set by the Legislature.

10/11/2013

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