Posts Tagged ‘Parks’

Battery Park Playground Fails Safety Test, But Wins First Place for Mascot

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A recent report gives the park poor marks for safety but points for its unique character By Nora Bosworth Battery Park’s playground was one of the only in the city to receive a failing mark from the recent New Yorkers for Parks report, which surveyed 43 large parks throughout the five boroughs. But we think Zelda, [&hellip
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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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Kids, Stay Away From Sandboxes, Doctors Say

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Ask a New York City mom if she’s worried about the sandbox germs her child plays in, and you’re likely to get a “yes,” along with a story about a disease that got passed around in one. Type “sandbox safety” on a parents’ listserv and you’ll usually see comments from parents who forbid or try [&hellip
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City Planning Commission Approves NYU’s Massive Village Expansion

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

The City Planning Commission voted today to approve NYU’s massive proposed Village expansion plan, sending the proposal on to the City Council. (by Alissa Fleck) NYU’s proposal encompasses 2.5 million square feet of land—the equivalent of the Empire State Building—just south of Washington Square Park, a press release details. The plan would “overturn neighborhood zoning [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

When the city’s Economic Development Corporation announced new regulations for sight-seeing helicopter tours, president Seth Pinsky said the rules balance “both quality of life needs and our important tourist industry.” Short tour flights that last several minutes have been eliminated and there is a ban on sightseeing helicopter tours over Central Park. But while the [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

A proposed installation of bronze sculptures along the Broadway Malls got one step closer to final approval after Community Board 7’s Parks and Preservation Committee voted 7-0 in favor of approving the project at its March 11 meeting. The full board is now scheduled to consider the proposal at its April 6 meeting. If approved, [&hellip
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