Thursday, June 28, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Among the many city pools opening on Thursday is McCarren Park pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The pool, which had been closed for nearly 30 years, has a long, colorful history in the neighborhood. View a slideshow of the McCarren pool through the years.
Monday, June 11, 2012
By Jorteh Senah
Harlem residents have mixed feelings about corporate sponsorship of dog runs and basketball courts in Morningside Park. Though they welcome the improvements the funding from the parks department’s project will bring, some say they’re not keen about privatization of public spaces.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
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.
Friday, April 27, 2012
New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe spent Arbor Day planting two trees in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, as part of a citywide initiative to plant trees in all five boroughs. The parks department will plant 20,000 trees throughout the city on Saturday.
Friday, April 06, 2012
By Jim O'Grady
The gates were locked on Friday at MaCombs Dam Field alongside the new Yankee Stadium. That's despite reports the field had opened this week, a year behind schedule and five years after a set of neighborhood baseball diamonds were paved over to make way for a stadium parking lot.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The NYPD is investigating a possible hate crime at the Bronx headquarters of the city's Parks Department.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
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.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
On Friday night, a new tool will be used to fight crime in Inwood Hill Park: a $12,000 telescope. Following a string of sexual assaults in the area, the urban astronomer Jason Kendall will mix stargazing with discussions on community safety in what he's calling “Take Back the Park” nights.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Parks in Upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs are getting shortchanged when it comes to safety, some city lawmakers claim.
Thursday, January 06, 2011
By WNYC News
Thirty historical statues -- including William Shakespeare, Confucius, Benjamin Franklin and Fredrick Douglass -- are being outfitted with black capes in city parks as part of a promotion for NBC's new television drama "The Cape" in exchange for the network's $120,000 donation to public art.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
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.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Community gardeners met this weekend in Manhattan for a Town Hall meeting and discussion about new Parks Department rules governing gardens. The rules were adopted three weeks ago to replace the expiring 2002 Attorney General's agreement between gardeners and the city.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Restrictions have been temporarily lifted on art vendors in city parks. On Wednesday, a judge granted a restraining order preventing the Parks Department from enforcing five-week-old rules limiting the number of "expressive matter" vendors in parks.