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10 Things You Didn't Know About Central Park

Thrillist | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel

Things you do know about Central Park: you have to pour your wine into a Solo cup or the cops are totally going to bust you for drinking on Sheep Meadow.

Get A little Adventurous In New York State Parks

AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Casey Holzworth wedged himself sideways into the narrow stone crevice that angled down from a parking lot, the limestone wa...

Not Just a Place to Play: The ABCs of Green Infrastructure for City Play Spaces (Part I)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

With the opportunity to build new, functionally layered landscapes that serve to process storm water, abate storm surge and serve as esthetic and recreational assets, parks and green infrastructure may be entering a prolonged, perhaps permanent, symbiotic relationship.

Queens 'High Line' Moves Closer To Reality

DNAinfo | Posted 12.27.2012 | New York

QUEENS — Queens is one step closer to getting its own High Line. A plan to transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks into an elevated publ...

LOOK: FDR Memorial Park Finally Opening

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 10.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's been nearly 40 years since New York City started planning a memorial to President Franklin Roosevelt on an island in the East River. ...

PHOTOS: High Line Construction Enters Final Phase

| Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

By Mathew Katz, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer CHELSEA — Work on the High Line's third and final section kicked off Thursday. Mayor Michael Bloombe...

PHOTOS: 'Imagining The Lowline'

Posted 09.06.2012 | New York

The creators of the Lowline, an exciting project that hopes to bring an underground park to an abandoned railway in the Lower East Side, have organize...

Dear New York City: Stop Being a Police State and Let Us Drink Beer in Parks

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.09.2012 | New York
Stephen Robert Morse

I roll my eyes every time someone says that New York is the greatest place on earth. The inhabitants of the greatest places on earth have freedom. The people of New York, well, we have civil liberties that are in line with the plutocracy in which we live.


Posted 07.25.2012 | New York

Four people in just three weeks have been pricked by hypodermic needles at New York City beaches. A Walk In The Park reports three of the incident...

PHOTOS: Time To Appreciate McCarren Park Pool's Beautiful Decay Before Its New Look

Posted 06.15.2012 | New York

On the heels of McCarren Park's much anticipated reopening scheduled for June 28, we've decided to take a look back at the pool's stint as one of the ...

PHOTOS: How Are You Enjoying This Beautiful First Day Of Spring?!

Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

A reminder to all those buried in their cubicles - today marks the first day of spring! Quite frankly, we can't imagine where else you'd want to be bu...

'Low Line' Delancey Underground Starts Kickstarter Campaign

Posted 02.23.2012 | New York

Fans of Dan Barasch and James Ramsey's Low Line project, which hopes to transform an abandoned trolley terminal in the Lower East Side into the world'...

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...

Barry Diller And Diane von Furstenberg Give High Line $20 Million

Posted 12.27.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg announced the High Line would be receiving a record $20 million gift from the Diller-von-Furstenberg Family Foundation. The generous d...

LOOK: Incredible Underground Park Proposed For LES

Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

A fan of the High Line? Apparently, so is the Lower East Side. New plans have been unveiled by creator James Ramsey, founder and owner of Raad Studio,...

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.

Help Design Willoughby Square Park | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Calling all aspiring landscape designers and concerned residents of Downtown Brooklyn! Willoughby Square Park is getting a move on and the EDC wants y...

City Seeks To Limit Art Vendors In Parks

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Manhattan's most famous parks are lined with artists selling their sculptures, paintings and photographs of quintessential New York s...

Bette Midler Gets $2 | Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project is at it again. The non-profit, which works to revitalize parks and public spaces throughout New York City...

The High Line: Think, Reuse, Grow Up

Anjuli Ayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anjuli Ayer

When the High Line opened to the public a day early on June 8th, I didn't know how excited I was until I started to climb its steps.