Parks

Councilmember Lincoln Restler wants to cover his district with saplings, from Boerum Hill to Greenpoint
All the city’s indoor pools were closed Thursday so lifeguards could attend an hours-long ‘meet and greet’ at Chelsea Recreation Center in Manhattan, the first such gathering with the commish in recent memory.
A Parks Department nonprofit offers a fast track for requests to plant street saplings. Meanwhile, backups grow longer.
Longtime boosters of restoring rail service to a 3.5-mile stretch of the LIRR’s abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch said last week’s QueensWay park announcement left them wondering about the prospects for their preferred transit project.
With major change to an LGBTQ-favorite park on the horizon, queer beachgoers rejoiced in the annual Ms. Colombia Walk even as they face an un-shore future.
A crowd came to the defense of Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park on the eve of a project to elevate the public space to withstand rising New York Harbor waters.
State law and a complicated bond financing deal stand in the way of bringing legal betting to Citi Field area
A recent beach closure over bacteria highlights that New Yorkers don’t always know what they’re swimming in.
Experts say New Yorkers should come with specific, explicit questions and plans on what to do next.
It’s good news-bad news as sharks, dolphins, whales and turtles swarm New York City.
On the campaign trail last summer, Eric Adams decried the condition of public housing playgrounds highlighted by THE CITY. As mayor, however, the number of closed playgrounds has actually gone up.
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In the face of a dire lifeguard shortage, the parks department has gotten approval to truncate the exam required to patrol the city’s smaller watering holes.
But the change is only for this summer as the Parks Department races to get from 778 lifeguards to its goal of at least 1,400.
Dozens of applicants who’d previously failed the qualifying tests were sent automated text messages this week from the Parks Department gauging their interest in taking a new accelerated class to become lifeguards.
Five months after the city Department of Investigation suggested 13 ways to clean up the Parks Department’s Lifeguard Division, none of them have been fully acted upon as beach season is upon us.
Mirroring the East Coast Resiliency Project but with less of a fight — so far — the Battery Park City Authority plans to guard the neighborhood from flooding by raising Wagner Park over 10 feet higher than it is now.
At the Brooklyn base of the Kosciuszko Bridge a gleaming new park attracts visitors from around the world. On the Queens side they have anger and frustration.
Those who flock to the sands of Bay 1 on Riis beach — including a historically Black and brown community of trans and queer sunbathers — fear tearing down a long-abandoned medical center that acted as a shield will ruin their “utopia.”
City pays out in lawsuits to pedestrians injured on dilapidated wooden walkway, while even partial repairs remain years away.
Former Mayor Bill de Blasio terminated a Trump company’s contract to run Ferry Point Park golf course last year citing the ex-president’s role in stirring up the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
The National Parks Service has put out requests for new operators at the former airstrip on Jamaica Bay as well as Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, hoping to attract a new clientele. The Aviator Sports complex could also get new management.