NYC Parks Department Hosts First Ever 'Bronx Fit Fest' To Combat ObesityMore than half of adult New Yorkers are overweight or obese, according to the city’s health department. The parks department is hoping to change that with a series of festivals to get people moving.
Kids Celebrate The Outdoors At 'Adventures NYC' Free Event In Central ParkIt was a perfect day to be in Central Park as, for another year, the parks and recreation department hosted Adventures NYC to celebrate the outdoors.
Community Wants To Know When Bathroom Will Be Complete At Popular Queens ParkThey're slamming the New York City parks department for “unacceptable” delays in building a new bathroom at the St. Albans, Queens park that hosts rapper LL Cool J’s annual basketball program.
NYC Parks Department Transforms Central Park Into Winter WonderlandThe parks department and the Ski Areas of New York brought man-made snow to the park’s bandshell so hundreds of kids could enjoy the free event Saturday.
NYC Residents Have Through Sunday To Recycle Their Christmas TreesThe Department of Parks and Recreation extended the dates, because of the snowstorm and record-low temperatures.
NYC Elementary Students Want City Council To Ban Toxic Pesticides In ParksThe PS 290 students made their voices heard in skit form Tuesday, supporting Intro 0800 -- a bill which calls for banning toxic pesticides in city parks and public spaces.
Deliveryman Struck By Falling Tree In Brooklyn DiesJim Liu, 20, was riding his bicycle when the tree fell into the roadway at Pioneer and Richards streets next to Coffey Park in Red Hook.
Deliveryman Critically Hurt By Falling Tree In BrooklynThe man was riding by on his bicycle around 1 p.m. when the tree fell into the street at Pioneer and Richards streets next to Coffey Park in Red Hook.
City Comptroller Blasts Parks Department Over Tree MaintenanceComptroller Scott Stringer says contractors hired to care for the urban greenery have pruned trees that didn't need it and neglected those that required attention.
NYC Parks Seeing Rash Of Poison Ivy Cases This SummerAt Clove Lake Park on Staten Island, poison ivy is so high that it's at eye level with joggers, making it easy to brush up against.
NYC Parks Department Works To Restore Damaged StatuesThe New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has launched a new effort to restore statues with missing pieces to their former glory.