Parks Department

Public comes out to support restoring NY State Pavilion
Public comes out to support restoring NY State Pavilion
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/29/2014 at 3:47PM

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.

Vallone: Develop Astoria Park Pool area into ice skating rink
Vallone: Develop Astoria Park Pool area into ice skating rink
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/25/2013 at 3:30PM

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 [...]

Cops pull back some Forest Park patrols
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/15/2013 at 4:44PM

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 [...]

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 [...]

Terrace on the Park lease to be up for bid
Terrace on the Park lease to be up for bid
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/25/2013 at 1:56PM

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 [...]

Woodhaven residents not happy with holiday tree replacement
Woodhaven residents not happy with holiday tree replacement
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 7/09/2013 at 4:18PM

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 [...]