Tag: parks-department

City budget talks: Council gives Mayor Adams’ team an earful on potential impact of Parks Department cutbacks


Mar. 21, 2024 By Ethan Stark-Miller City Council members on Thursday grilled Adams administration officials over the potential impact that roughly $50.5  million in cuts to the Parks Department could have on the Big Apple’s green spaces, while excoriating Hizzoner for not fulfilling his campaign promise of committing 1% of the city’s annual spending plan…
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Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone receives $2.1M for upgrades to restrooms, water fountains

Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone

Sep. 27, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Newly allocated funding will bring upgraded restrooms and a three-part water fountain for drinking, filling up bottles and hydrating pets at Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone.  Councilwoman Vickie Paladino announced the allocation of $2.1 million for improvements to the 17-acre park in partnership with City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams…
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NYC Parks receives nearly $10 million in funding to restore, update Forest Park


Sep. 19, 2023 By Anthony Medina Only steps away from the Forest Park entrance at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South in Richmond Hill is a pine grove that’s home to trees that are hundreds of years old. The ground of the pine grove, which was once mostly brushed with a mixture of brown needles and twigs, is now a mixture of greens and other plant life. Onset damage from thunderstorms and weathering have diminished the presence of the dignified white pine trees, but recent funding obtained by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation…
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City reopens beaches along the Rockaways after thorough search for sharks

Aug. 9, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s Parks Department reopened the beaches along the 10-mile stretch of the Rockaways Wednesday morning after a thorough search of the shoreline determined it was safe to allow swimmers back into the water. The FDNY and NYPD used drone technology to ensure the shoreline was clear after an…
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