As the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair is set to mark its 50th anniversary, the Parks Department and an advocacy group are asking the community to share its vision for one of the event’s iconic structures.
The city’s Parks Department will be holding meetings this coming week to get feedback from the community on potential plans for the New York State Pavilion in Flushing-Meadows-Corona Park.
Are you still hanging onto that Christmas tree? If yes, then come to MulchFest, this weekend at participating parks around Queens and the rest of the city.
The Parks Department hosted free snow sports and activities in Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, courtesy of massive amounts of snow from Winter Storm Hercules.
Parks Department manager Rene Herrera was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual abuse, stemming from incidents in 2008.
Astoria Park could soon be the next site to go skating for the holidays. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. sent a letter to Parks Department Commissioner Veronica White on November 19, asking the agency to develop the Astoria Park Pool area into an ice skating rink. The area being proposed for the rink is next to [...]
The NYPD is pulling back some of its police presence in Forest Park months after beefing up patrols following an August rape cops connected to five other sexual assaults in the park between March 2011 and this summer. Police decided to remove eight cop cars that were patrolling the area after there were no additional [...]
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 [...]
Terrace on the Park operators want to upgrade the facility and are looking to get a new lease on the popular and historic Flushing Meadows-Corona Park catering hall to do so. Their contract with the city’s Parks Department expires next March, officials said. The department has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for the [...]
A tree grows in Woodhaven — but residents say it’s the wrong one. They are barking mad that the Parks Department replaced the nearly 30-year-old Woodhaven holiday tree, which was downed by Sandy, with a deciduous “street tree.” “That tree meant a lot to the residents of Woodhaven,” said Alex Blenkinsopp, communications director for the [...]