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Take A Walk In The Park With Scarlett Johansson's 'Her' (Sort Of)

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.24.2014 | Technology

If you were jealous of Joaquin Phoenix's relationship with Scarlett Johansson in "Her," you can at least take a walk in the park with her just as he d...

New York City Needs a Parks System Which Is Both Fair and Fabulous

Mark Levine | Posted 05.20.2014 | New York
Mark Levine

A healthier and more transparent parks budget would allow the city to lift up the quality of all its parks, while simultaneously reducing the gap between the jewels and the rest of the system.

IMAGES: What The Newest Section Of The High Line Will Look Like

| Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

By Mathew Katz CHELSEA — A circular garden filled with trees and plants is coming to the newest section of the High Line. New designs for the m...

WATCH: Governors Island Building Blown Up

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City officials have blown up a vacant building to make way for a new park. The 11-story brick apartment building on Governors Is...

It's Official: Free-Range Parks Performers Face Fines

The New York World | Posted 04.10.2013 | New York

These days, as blues musician Demarco Evans performs in Washington Square Park, he's thinking about more than just hitting the perfect chords on his g...

Statue Of Liberty To Reopen By Fourth Of July!

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The Statue of Liberty, closed since Superstorm Sandy damaged the island where it stands, will reopen to the public in time for Indepe...

Hedge Fund Manager Makes Record Donation

Posted 10.23.2012 | New York

In the largest parks donation in US history, a billionaire hedge fund manager has donated $100 million to the Central Park Conservancy in New York Cit...

WATCH: 9 Animals Shot With Darts In The Bronx

Posted 10.18.2012 | New York

Nine animals, including a Canadian goose and a squirrel, have been found shot by blow darts in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx over the last few years. ...

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: '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.

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...

Wanna Get A Sneak Peek Of The New McCarren Park Pool?

| Meredith Hoffman | Posted 06.11.2012 | New York

WILLIAMSBURG — Anxious to get the first glimpse of McCarren Pool? Visitors can get a sneak peek the night before its official opening if they're ...

LOOK: High Line's Spring Benefit

Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

Friends of the High Line hosted their annual Spring Benefit on Tuesday, where some of the park's biggest fans including $20 million donors Diane von F...

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.

The Highline: Public-Private Partnership and Bloomberg's Leadership Creates a Great NYC Park

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

I believe that history will judge Michael Bloomberg to have been a superb mayor. Among his greatest accomplishments has to be the creation of one of New York's most novel parks -- the High Line.

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...