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New Jersey’s 5 Best Parks

New Jersey has fresh and inviting outdoor areas to partake in activities like hiking or kayaking on one of the many lakes or rivers or simply to relax and enjoy the scenery.

CBS New York–04/18/2012

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The 6 Best Places To Sunbathe In New York City

Make sure you pack the sunscreen. Here are the best places to soak up the sun in the five boroughs this summer.

CBS New York–04/01/2012

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Free NYC: New York City for Free

There’s plenty to do in the city that never sleeps for both the insomniac and broke young professional.


Ringwood State Park - Ringwood, NJ (file / credit: New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry)

Gas Prices, Economy May Be Driving Spike In NJ Park Attendance

The state Environmental Protection Department says visits have tripled since 1980, to a record 18.8 million people in fiscal 2010. It’s up 2 million since 2007.


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NYC Gardens And Zoos Guide

CBSNewYork shares its picks for the best gardens and zoos in the NYC area – with free admission during the week.

CBS New York–06/03/2011

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PopUp New York: Central Park’s Hidden Gems

Real New Yorkers know where to find the best spots and hidden treasures in Central Park – and now you can, too.

CBS New York–06/02/2011

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A Guide To Outdoor Movies This Summer In New York City

Here are places you can enjoy some of your favorite movies outdoors—for free! So grab a blanket, snacks and friends and check out these places to watch movies outdoors this summer in New York City.

CBS New York–06/01/2011


Best Places To Go Sledding In NYC, New Jersey, Connecticut

We know the snow has been exhausting this year – this winter just won’t quit! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy it. There are plenty of places to go sledding in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut.

CBS New York–01/27/2011

A food cart is seen outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Jan 8, 2009 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

NYC Parks Look To Expand Food Vendor Selections

Forget the pretzels and hot dogs. New York City’s parks may soon be offering a more diverse selection of foods.


Central Park's Heckscher playground in New York City

Free Fun For Kids At NYC Parks And Playgrounds

Where to bring your little ones for some outdoor fun in the Big Apple.

CBS New York–10/25/2010

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N.Y. Smokers Call Ban Proposal Gov’t Interference

Mayor Bloomberg said he will pursue extending NYC’s smoking ban to beaches, parks and even the public plaza in Times Square.



Bloomberg Mulling Over Smoking Ban At NYC Parks, Beaches

Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-smoking crusade could be coming to a city park or public beach near you, a plan plenty of people say crosses the line.


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Free Family Fun: Gardens and Zoos

Gardens and zoos are true family activities. Your kid can dig in the dirt while you look at the flowers.