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Commissioner Adrian Benepe

New York City Parks Department

Commissioner Adrian Benepe appears in the following:

Parks Commissioner Benepe's Exit Interview

Monday, September 03, 2012

Outgoing NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe reflects upon his ten years overseeing the Parks Department, talks about the future of NYC Parks and his move to the Trust for Public Land.

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Commissioner Benepe on the McCarren Pool

Friday, July 06, 2012

New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe discusses the incidents at the newly opened McCarren Pool, takes calls from Williamsburg/Greenpoint residents, and puts pool violence in context.

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Parks Commissioner Benepe's Exit Interview

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Outgoing NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe reflects upon his ten years overseeing the Parks Department, talks about the future of NYC Parks and his move to the Trust for Public Land.

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Your Community Garden

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Adrian Benepe, commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, discusses the new rules governing community gardens. Plus, Karen Washington, president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition board of directors, talks about why community gardens need to be recognized as permanent by the new NYC rules and regulations. Ben Shephard, a volunteer with the local environmental advocacy group Time's Up, also shares reactions from the community.

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Sound Off: Park Noise

Monday, May 03, 2010

The development of public parks is a priority for the Bloomberg administration, from Brooklyn Bridge Park to Governor's Island. But along with idyllic quietude there are massive concerts, helicopter traffic and Mister Softee trucks.

In this installment of our monthly series “Sound Off,” we examine how the sounds of ...

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Money for Parks

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

From NYC Parks and Recreation, Adrian Benepe, commissioner, and Betsy Smith, assistant commissioner of Revenue & Marketing talk about revenue generation and public parks.

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Conserving Parks

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe dicusses the state of the city's parks. He's joined by Anthony Perez Cassino, chairman of the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, to talk about the Bronx's new conservancy.

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Pay to Play

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Mayor has delivered his state of the city address and pledged to streamline New York’s budget. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio reacts. Then, parks commissioner Adrian Benepe on the new Van Cortland Park conservatory and how his department is preparing for the Spring season amidst a budget crunch. Plus: ...

Spring Fever

Monday, May 11, 2009

NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe discusses what's in store for the Spring and Summer parks season. And answers your park-related questions at NYCgovparks.org

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Keep Digging

Monday, May 11, 2009

The stimulus money is flowing throughout the region, but it’s hard to keep track of where exactly it’s being spent, and whether it’s going to a worthy cause. That’s where you come in. Amanda Michel and Mike Grabell discuss ProPublica’s Shovelwatch project and how you can help. Plus, Parks Commissioner ...

Get the Lead Out

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Adrian Benepe, Commissioner of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department and Betsy Gotbaum, Public Advocate for the City of New York, on the closing of a Harlem park due to elevated lead in the artificial turf and other concerns about synthetic fields.

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Underground

Thursday, January 08, 2009

In the first of his regular Thursday appearances. MTA chief Elliot Sander discusses fare hikes, service cuts, and how to save our subway system. And, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe on the perils of artificial turf. Plus, how are NYC’s retailers performing, and what’s the effect on workers?