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FILE -- A view of Central Park from the 75th floor of 432 Park Avenue (credit: 
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Camp-Out Opportunities Available In Central Park, Van Cortlandt Park

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a lottery for a chance to camp out in city parks.


Eleven people were injured when a fire broke out in a building in the Bronx near Van Cortlandt Park. (Credit: CBS2)

Fire Leaves 11 Injured Near Van Cortlandt Park In The Bronx

Eleven people were injured Friday evening, two critically, when a fire broke out in a Bronx apartment building.


This dog run in Van Cortlandt park is running into trouble with historians because of its location. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Historians Oppose Dog Run In Van Cortlandt Park Near Native American Memorial

A dog run near a Native American memorial in the Bronx is an insult, according to historians.


New York City Parks Department statue missing sword (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC Parks Department Works To Restore Damaged Statues

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has launched a new effort to restore statues with missing pieces to their former glory.


Van Cortlandt Park (Photo courtesy NYC Department of Parks & Recreation)

Residents Call On DEP To Build Van Cortlandt Park Pedestrian Bridge

Some Bronx residents are calling for the Department of Environmental Protection to build a pedestrian bridge to connect two sides of Van Cortlandt Park.


FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Accused Of Punching Man In The Bronx

An NYPD officer was arrested this past weekend, on allegations that he punched a man during a pickup football game in the Bronx.


Body Found In Van Cortlandt Park (credit: CBS 2)

Man Found Fatally Stabbed In Van Cortlandt Park

The 40- to 50-year-old man was found unconscious and unresponsive with multiple stab wounds to his torso, police said.


Generic fire (credit: Clip Art)

15 Firefighters, 1 Civilian Injured In Bronx Blaze

A fire in the Bronx Monday caused the roof of an apartment building to cave in, sending 15 firefighters and one civilian to the hospital.


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Insider’s Guide to New York City Public Golf Courses Within A Subway Ride

Locals and visitors alike are often surprised to learn that there are 13 public golf courses in four of the five boroughs (only Manhattan is golf-free), many of them challenging, scenic, and easily accessible by public transportation.

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Mark Teixeira helps Owen Adkins on a horse at Van Cortlandt Park as part of HOPE Week - Bronx, NY - Jun 25, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

New York Yankees Begin 4th Annual HOPE Week

“For five straight days, we go out into our community and we try and recognize and celebrate some pretty powerful and inspiring stories,” team spokesman Jason Zillo told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.



Best Fishing Spots In New York City

In the English language, nothing beats the phrase “gone fishin’.” Snag a little free time and take off with a rod and reel to cast your line at the most perfect places in New York. Get to work on that gone fishin’ sign, beg off for a mental health day from work and head out to one of these local fishing spots.


The Coney Island Boardwalk (credit:Friends Of The Boardwalk)

The 5 Best Scenic Running Paths Outside Manhattan

Sure, Central Park and Riverside and the path along the East River downtown are great scenic spots for runners, but not everyone lives in Manhattan. The rest of the city’s runners need only check out these great options for runners with some of the finest scenery New York has to offer.



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.


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Residents Shocked After Seeing Saplings Uprooted In Van Cortlandt Park

A witness said she saw nearly a dozen boys pull the saplings out of the ground and throw them at each other and people passing by.


Van Cortlandt Park (Photo courtesy NYC Department of Parks & Recreation)

Big Apple Shows Off Green Thumb, Plants 20k Trees

Volunteers and city workers are planting nearly 20,000 trees in New York’s public parks as part of an ongoing campaign to beautify the city and clean its air.