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A Swimming Opportunity for Second-Grade Students

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

About 10 percent of second-grade students in the city are learning to swim because of a program developed by Adrian Benepe, the city parks commissioner, who was convinced that many drownings of city residents could be avoided. And what's the best way to configure middle school for children between the ages of 10 and 13? Those are some of the stories in news on this Wednesday.

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The Exit Interview: Outgoing Parks Commish Defends Private-Public Partnerships

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The outgoing parks commissioner on Tuesday shook off criticism about his backing of public-private partnerships — a model that has helped facilitate projects such as the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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WNYC News

Longtime Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe Steps Down

Monday, June 18, 2012

The city's longtime parks commissioner Adrian Benepe is stepping down after a decade on the job.

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WNYC News

NYC Parks Seek Corporate Sponsors

Friday, June 08, 2012

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Move over Citi Field, here comes Acme Courts and Widget Dog Run. For the first time, New York City is selling naming rights to sponsor locations in its parks. The cash-strapped city is hoping to raise $5 million dollars a year by recruiting sponsors for its basketball courts and dog runs

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WNYC News

Beaches Open as Storm Cleanup Continues

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The New York City Parks Department has some good news for beach-goers. Commissioner Adrian Benepe said all city beaches will be open on Friday, just in time for the Labor Day weekend.

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City Works to Clear Streets, Parks of Fallen Trees

Monday, August 29, 2011

City agencies fanned out over the city to clear trees from streets on Monday. Using data from 311 calls, parks officials estimate that around 1500 trees have fallen in the streets, with many more toppled in city parks.

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Carousel Operator Owes City for Repairs, Claims Comptroller

Friday, April 15, 2011

A carousel operator took the city for a ride by keeping poor records of its financial transactions and failing to maintain sanitary conditions, New York City Comptroller John Liu charged on Friday.

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Transportation Nation

The Mayor Who Mulches

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

(Photo courtesy of New York City Parks Department)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrate Mulchfest 2011 at Travers Park in Queens.

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Park Rehab Ten Years in the Making

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Residents of the Lower East Side and the East Village have been waiting for almost ten years to get East River Park between Jackson Streets and 12th Street back in tact. And it’s still not finished.

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