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New York City Parks

Manhattan's Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

As New York has grown into perhaps the globe's most famous metropolis, Inwood Hill has remained largely the same as it ever was: a verdant oasis on the edge of the city's most densely populated borough.

Ready for My Close-Up!: Parks in the Movies

Adrian Benepe | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Adrian Benepe

With the Academy Awards coming up Feb. 22, people around the world are thinking about their favorite movies, actors, directors and even sound tracks. For some of us in the world of city parks, we watch movies through a narrower lens: scenes shot in parks.

Pushing Privatized "Partnership" Agenda at New York City's Public Parks -- Part 3

Cathryn Swan | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

People are against parks being privatized, the commercialization and sanitizing of our parks, the overarching corporate influence on these public spaces, the public increasingly being denied access to their commons, the resulting lack of transparency and accountability, and so much more.

Pregnant Woman Killed By Falling Tree Limb In NYC Park

DNAinfo | Posted 08.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — A Queens mom-to-be who had already picked out a name for her baby girl died Sunday evening when a falling tree branch crushed her in...

IMAGES: A Brooklyn Bridge Beach?

DNAinfo | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — Public kayaking, freshwater wetlands and a new beach could be on the way to Manhattan's East Side, thanks to an updated East River...

9 Impressive City Parks

Posted 09.21.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Josh Lew: Aside from a handful of world-famous greenspaces, most city parks are not on the tourist radar. Even so, man...

PHOTOS: 'LowLine' Preview

DNAinfo | Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — A full-scale model of a proposed project that would transform an abandoned train station beneath Delancey Street into a subterrane...

IMAGES: City To Extend High Line To 34th Street

Posted 07.25.2012 | New York

The High Line received its third and final section on Tuesday thanks to a donation from CSX Transportation, the company that had previously donated th...

Artists Bring Green 'Flock Houses' To NYC

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Artists, engineers and environmentalists are bringing mobile, self-sufficient living units to the parklands of New York City this weekend. It's all a ...

Kardboard Kops vs. Artist Activists -- Robert Lederman Crusades for Occupiers

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Long before a single Zuccotti protestor waving a cardboard sign decorated with protest art was ever arrested, Robert Lederman had been there, done that.

Creative Spaces: Catch Some Springtime Rays and Relax

Rana Florida | Posted 06.01.2012 | Home
Rana Florida

Not all parks are created equal. What makes some parks so full of life and activity while others sit desolate, shunned by all but criminals and the truly desperate?

Is Landscape Architecture No Longer "The Good Wife"?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Good news for landscape architects: Your work is appreciated more than ever -- think of the High Line. Bad news, you don't always get the credit -- think of the High Line.

Brand New Swimming Pool Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting a brand new swimming pool this summer. Nope, it's not the floating pool we got so excited about back in June, but pret...

New Kickstarter Aims To Rebuild Glowing, Floating Umbrella Orb

Posted 02.13.2012 | New York

The last time the Harvest Dome--a floating orb made from soda bottles and the skeletons of discarded umbrellas--set sail towards the Inwood Park Hill ...

Donald Trump Hits Hole in One in Bronx Golf Course Boondoggle

Dan Collins | Posted 03.20.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Anything that makes Donald Trump money is a bad idea in my book. Mark this down as a bad week. The city has granted Trump the right to run a golf course in the Bronx that New York City taxpayers are spending at least $184 million to build.

WATCH: Black Baby Doll Hanging From Noose Found On NYC Parks Department Headquarters | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices

The New York City Parks and Recreation Department is under investigation after a 60-year-old African American employee found a black baby doll hanging...

The High Line, 'Make Out Park Of NYC,' Brings In The Most Tickets For Illegal Drinking

Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

The High Line has come a long way from its dilapidated railway days to receiving record $20 million donations from fancy supporters. Now it looks like...

Washington Square Park Performers Banned From Performing Within 50 Feet Of Monuments

Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

What would Washington Square Park be without its staple array of jazz musicians and dexterous acts like Tic and Tac? According to the city's parks dep...

$6.5 Million Luxury Dog Run Coming To Tribeca

Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

The lucky canines of Manhattan's West Side will soon be receiving top notch treatment with the installment of a $6.5 million renovation to Tribeca's H...

City Park Bathroom Full Of Sex, Drugs | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

GREENWICH VILLAGE -- The Parks Department has cut short the hours of operation at the Washington Square Park bathrooms amid ongoing community complain...

Parks in New York City: Historic Photos from the Museum of the City of New York

Lacy Schutz | Posted 09.24.2011 | New York
Lacy Schutz

New York City is home to more than 1,700 parks covering approximately 29,000 acres of land. The first park, Bowling Green Park, was established in 1733 on what had been a parade ground and marketplace.

PHOTOS: You'll Never Guess Where These Pictures Were Taken

Carly Schwartz | Posted 06.19.2011 | New York

Central Park architect Frederick Law Olmsted called New York's parks "the lungs of the city," but in Joel Meyerowitz's recent collection, scarcely an ...

NYC Wants More Than Hot Dog Carts In City Parks

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Enough with the hot dogs and stale pretzels, already. The New York City Parks department is looking to vamp up its food selections with a push for new...

Revealed: How Cities Drive Plants Extinct

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An international team of botanists has compared extinction rates of plants within 22 cities around the world. Both Singapore and New York City in the ...

Mayor Bloomberg Is Pro Drinking In Parks

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"I never understood why we don't let you drink in the park," Bloomberg told Community Newspaper Groups, a chain of weeklies owned by News Corp., which...