NYC Park Advocates

Pol: Report crime stats for more parks
Pol: Report crime stats for more parks
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/26/2013 at 10:16AM

Here in the largest city in the country, crimes are only reported in 31 parks. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. wants to fix that problem. Vallone, chair of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, held a hearing on November 22 in connection with his proposed law that would require the NYPD to submit to the Council [...]

Spike in crime sparks push for park safety
Spike in crime sparks push for park safety
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2013 at 1:00PM

The city may continue to report decreasing crime rates, but its park safety is up for question. Crime in city parks this spring was 44 percent higher compared to the same period last year, according to NYPD data. From April 1 to June 30, 128 crimes were reported in the 31 city parks for which [...]

Push to inspect trees as family mourns pregnant woman killed in Kissena Park
Push to inspect trees as family mourns pregnant woman killed in Kissena Park
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/06/2013 at 1:57PM

The city is inspecting the felled tree that killed a 30-year-old expectant mother in Flushing as her family makes arrangements to mourn her. “They’re just distraught,” said attorney Anthony Como, who spoke on behalf of the grieving family. “Right now, we’re just trying to investigate to find out what happened, how something like this could [...]

Op-Ed: Let’s not make a deal
News Op-Ed 4/13/2013 at 4:55PM

BY GEOFFREY CROFT In a recent op-ed (“A new alliance for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park,” March 10) Councilmember Julissa Ferreras argues for the need to create a new nonprofit alliance dedicated for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP). The alliance would collect money from the USTA and other businesses using the park and spend it exclusively on the park. Agreeing [...]

Queens soccer stadium plans pulled offline after leak
Queens soccer stadium plans pulled offline after leak
News Angy Altamirano 2/27/2013 at 2:28PM

The controversial Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park finally showed its face, but then went back into hiding. According to the blog A Walk in the Park, fans and those opposed got their first glimpse of the proposed stadium on Tuesday, February 26. The renderings were leaked after a video was uploaded [...]

Unions back Queens soccer stadium
Unions back Queens soccer stadium
News Terence M. Cullen 2/13/2013 at 9:17AM

Kicking in their support for hundreds of potential jobs, several construction unions have backed the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The Hotel Trades Council; the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York; and 32BJ SEIU all backed the project for its potential to give union workers jobs and [...]

Officials: No plans for Willets Point casino
Officials: No plans for Willets Point casino
News Terence M. Cullen 2/06/2013 at 1:58PM

A proposed casino for Willets Point, rejected by the city months ago, will not be an option moving forward, officials said. The casino, along with a hotel and entertainment center, would have gone over what is currently a parking lot, according to plans provided by NYC Park Advocates. Instead, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last June [...]