National Park Service

Statue of Liberty, closed since Sandy, to reopen by July 4
Statue of Liberty, closed since Sandy, to reopen by July 4
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/19/2013 at 6:04PM

One of America’s most iconic symbols of freedom, the Statue of Liberty will be open in time to celebrate the country’s birthday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced today. The monument has been closed since Sandy. “[The storm] inflicted major damage on facilities that support the Statue of Liberty [...]

Doe Fund cleans up Broad Channel
Doe Fund cleans up Broad Channel
South Terence M. Cullen 2/19/2013 at 10:39AM

Broad Channel is seeing blue. Nine workers from the Doe Fund, dubbed “the men in blue,” will help clean up a two-mile stretch of Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, as the island still continues to recover nearly four months after Sandy hit. The cleanup effort, which officially began on Friday, February 15, will run [...]

Agreement breathes new life into Jamaica Bay
News Billy Rennison 7/28/2012 at 11:21AM

Jamaica Bay, which has long been a medley of city, state and federal land, will now have thousands of acres of parkland jointly managed by the National Park Service and the New York City Parks Department. The two agencies reached an agreement to maintain 10,000 acres of Jamaica Bay to “promote visitation, education programs, scientific [...]

Pols push for improvements to Charles Park
Pols push for improvements to Charles Park
News Terence M. Cullen 7/11/2012 at 8:20AM

Piles of trash in tall grass are just yards away from baseball fields where the pitcher’s mounds have nearly leveled with home plate. Behind home plate, there are cracks in the sidewalks that are overgrown with grass and weeds. Not much further from this scene is a picnic table, worn from years of use. These [...]

Hollywood in Queens? Kaufman Astoria Studios fighting to expand
Hollywood in Queens? Kaufman Astoria Studios fighting to expand
News Michael Pantelidis 5/09/2012 at 3:09PM

A second take on a review process is preventing Kaufman Astoria Studios from calling “action” on their planned expansion – a project which has already been green-lit once before. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the National Park Service (NPS) to authorize Kaufman’s proposal, which would create New York City’s first outdoor movie studio lot. Kaufman [...]