Posts Tagged ‘parks department’

Grab the Kids & Help Clean Up Parks

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Family

Cleaning up Hardy Park in the Bronx, photo by Daily News/Daniel Beekman By now, everyone’s been getting cabin fever from hunkering down at home this past week. If your family’s been itching to go out and get active, consider volunteering with the Parks Department in the next few days (with children 12+). To read the full article, visit
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New York State Parks Department Suspends April Smoking Ban

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

New Yorkers and other state visitors are again free to smoke around various state parks, pools, beaches and historic sites after the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation suspended an early April smoking ban on these locales. The smokers’ rights group NYC C.L.A.S.H. officially challenged the smoking ban policy on May 1st. The group claimed [&hellip
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Foraging Through Central Park

Written by Lina Zeldovich on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

FE&FW-Steve Brill Steve Brill, a New York naturalist and vegan, began his 30th year of leading foraging tours in Central Park this spring. Equipped with a small shovel and an iPad to demonstrate how plants look at different stages of growth, he led about 30 New York nature enthusiasts on a recent exploration of the park’s flora. [&hellip
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Boat Basin Adrift: 79th Street dock residents worry over increased fees

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-79th Street Boat Basin(as) Despite what the real estate listings would have you believe, there are places on the Upper West Side where a person can live for less than $700 a month—provided you can handle a little seasickness. The West 79th Street Boat Basin is not only a marina for summer boaters and luxury yachts to dock; it’s [&hellip
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Park Performer Rules Spark Conversation about City

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

As the city’s regulations on park performers have drawn scorn from the community, Community Board 2 held a “Washington Square Speak Out” Monday, Dec. 19. The meeting, held at the NYU Kimmel Center, gave locals a chance to voice their opinions on the Parks Department rules, which chiefly prohibit performers from soliciting donations within 50 [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Allen Houston The outdoor terrace of Tavern on the Green is going to become home to a number of food vendors starting Oct. 15, according to the Parks Department. The famed eatery served its final meal at the end of 2009 and the city bandied a couple of suggestions around for the space (including [&hellip
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