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WNYC News

NYC Boat-Launch Sites Get Anti-Drowning Upgrade

Friday, August 22, 2014

After two teenage boys were swept away by undercurrents in the Bronx River, officials added latches on gates and other safety measures to park waterfronts. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Opening at Parks Dept.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bill de Blasio has appointed most of his commissioners, but not one for Parks. Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine talks about why the search for a new NYC Parks commissioner is so complicated, and fraught.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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WNYC News

Beaches, Parks and Zombies: How to Spend the Weekend

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of summer, and with that all public beaches in New York City are officially open. But there will be plenty of other things to do this weekend, if the beach isn't your scene.

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WNYC News

Parks Commish to Public: Get Out(side)!

Monday, May 11, 2009

NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe talks about why Prospect Park is the perfect place for a Woodstock reunion concert, camping in the city parks (even for people who have place to sleep usually), canoeing on the Gowanus and more.

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