Plans For QueensWay Park Unveiled; Opponents Want Rail Line RestorationThe overgrown 3.5-mile stretch of rail line that was once the Long Island Rail Road's Rockaway Beach Branch, hasn't been active for more than 50 years.
Newark Riverfront Park Built Along Superfund Site Opens To PublicAt just four acres, Riverfront Park is a small step for open space but a giant leap for the city of Newark.
NYC Parks Dept. Considers Solution To Cyclists Vs. Runners In Central ParkOfficials at the New York City Parks Department say that they may have found a solution to the ongoing battle between bikers and joggers in Central Park - a new traffic pattern.
Adrian Benepe Stepping Down As NYC Parks CommissionerThe New York City Parks Department will be getting a new commissioner, WCBS 880's Rich Lamb reported. Benepe will be replaced by Veronica White.
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.
Doll Found Hanging With Noose At NYC Parks Department GarageAn employee found an African-American baby doll hanging with a chain noose around its neck at the department's Bronx headquarters on Tuesday.
New Waterfront Park Set For Lower ManhattanCommunity leaders have begun to plan a park in lower Manhattan at the base of Montgomery Street that would offer incredible views from the Statue of Liberty all the way up to Queens.
Mayor Bloomberg, Officials Paint Finish Line For New York City MarathonAfter joining officials to paint the finish line in Central Park, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the park will be ready for this Sunday's New York City Marathon.
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival In Queens Draws Thousands Of CompetitorsThe 21st annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival features 2,000 competitors and 165 teams.
Only One Ticket Issued Since NYC Parks Smoking Ban Went Into EffectNew York City parks commissioner Adrian Benepe insists the city is committed to keeping new smoke-free zones smoke-free.
All NYC Beaches, Pools Covered By LifeguardsParks commissioner Adrian Benepe says because of the economy, the city has had no trouble recruiting lifeguards starting at $13.50/hour.
Tri-State Area Beaches Open For Business Memorial Day WeekendMillions of people will hitting the beach this Memorial Day weekend and if you live in the Tri-state area, you have a lot of beaches to choose from.
Volunteers To Replace Trees Damaged By Tornadoes In QueensCity Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said Macdonald Park in Forest Hills took a great deal of damage. "It looked like a war had been fought there. All of these beautiful trees had been blown apart in their crowns and were lying all over the place."
NYC Parks Look To Expand Food Vendor SelectionsForget the pretzels and hot dogs. New York City's parks may soon be offering a more diverse selection of foods.
NYC Bracing For The Worst From Storm New York City is preparing for a long night and lots of rain across the area as strong winds started to pick up.