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New York Parks Department

Controversial Coney Boardwalk Plan Approved

Posted 03.13.2012 | New York

The Bloomberg-appointed New York City Public Design Commission voted to allow the Parks Department to change the Coney Island boardwalk forever Monday...

McCarren Park May Become An Ice Skating Rink

Posted 02.14.2012 | New York

The $50 million makeover currently sprucing up the concrete badlands of McCarren Park Pool may be slated for a spring debut, but it looks like the cit...

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...

WATCH: Tour The New East River Esplanade

Posted 09.13.2011 | New York

New York Magazine's architecture critic Justin Davidson recently visited the newly completed East River Esplanade--a slender stretch of park space tha...

Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

The City currently preserves 198 community gardens in the Parks Department's Green-Thumb program, but under new rules, it is not clear that these oases of green will continue to enjoy that protection.

How to Kill 100 Jobs in New York City

Sean Basinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Basinski

The Parks Department has proposed new rules that would lead to a 75-80% reduction in art vendors in Union Square Park, Central Park, and Battery Park. More than 100 people are expected to lose their jobs.

Parks Dept. To Sell Cupcakes Instead Of Hot Dogs In Front Of The Met | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Parks Department has come up with an antidote to the unauthorized vendors who've killed its once-lucrative hot dog business in front of the Metrop...

Tavern On The Green Takeover

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Central Park's famous Tavern on the Green restaurant will soon be run by the restaurateur who operates the Central Park Boathouse. ...