NYC Park Advocates (NYCPA) is responsible for regularly breaking and contributing to many of the city's park and environmental stories through original reporting, in-depth research and analysis. We work regularly with the city’s top media outlets, as well as with numerous journalism and public policy programs in universities. We are known for our accurate and reliable reporting, research and extensive sources.


To help achieve our goals, NYCPA conducts research, monitoring public policy, public agency performance, environmental issues, government legislation and the actions of individuals that affect NYC and its environs. We work throughout the city to involve and empower citizens and community groups concerned with the ecologically and environmentally sound use of parks, as well as to increase public interest and awareness of park advocacy.


One of the primary ways we accomplish increasing public interest and awareness is by directing our findings to the attention of elected officials, concerned constituencies, the general public, and the media. Chronologically listed below please find a partial list of media NYCPA has appeared in or has been responsible for. In the event of radio or TV, not all transcripts may be available on our site.

In the News

$2M for FMCP police presence
Queens Chronicle - August 10, 2017 - By Michael Gannon


Parks department signed off on flawed pool plan: lawsuit
New York Post - By Rich Calder - August 8, 2017


Return of Big Apple Circus Shuts Public Out of UWS Park, Advocates Say
DNAinfo - August 8, 2017 - By Jackson Chen


Residents fight plan for 63-story building on East 96th Street By Michael Scotto
NY 1 - August 1, 2017 - By Michael Scotto


Demanding Answers: Filthy Building In Bensonhurst Park Shut Down At Last
WCBS - July 28, 2017 By Jessica Layton


Gay slurs, swastikas found drawn in Queens park
NEW YORK DAILY News -  July 27, 2017 -  By Thomas Tracy


Swastikas and Anti-Gay Graffiti Found in Forest Park, Officials Say
DNAinfo - July 27, 2017 -  By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska


Swastikas and anti-gay graffiti found on trees and rocks inside of Queens’ Forest Park: report
Queens Chronicle - July 27, 2017 - By Robert Pozarycki


Does Moya support parkland alienation?
Queens Chronicle - July 27, 2017 -  By Ryan Brady


Paul Massey proposes to cover city highways with parks
New York Post - June 25, 2017 - By Michael Gartland


Plan would bump playground for $1B real estate project
New York Post - June 21, 2017 - By Rich Calder


Demanding Answers: Why Are Residents Waiting Years For Repairs At City Parks?
WCBS -  June 13, 2017

Pier 5

Bronxtalk - June 12 2017 - Gary Axelbank
State’s Highest Court Rules Massive Mall Planned Next to Citi Field Can No Longer Proceed
NY 1 - June 6, 2017 - By Gene Apodaca


Court Delivers Legal Blow To Willets Point Development Plan
CBS - June 7, 2017 - By Carolyn Gusoff

Appeals court rejects Willets West project to build mall near Citi Field due to lack of legal authority
New York Daily News - June 6, 2017-  By Glenn Blain

Trump Golf Course Struggles in Bronx, Where Many Can’t Afford to Play
New York Times - June 2, 2017 - By Winnie Hu and Emily Palmer

Trump luxury golf course built on NYC trash dump sees drop in business
CNBC - June 2, 2017 - By Mike Juang

Fewer golfers play at Trump’s New York club, revenue declines
New York Daily News - June 1, 2017 - By Megan Cerullo

Trump’s public golf course blames bad weather for sad revenues
New York Post - June 1, 2017 - By Rich Calder

Business sags at Trump’s New York golf course as players stay away
Washington Post - May 31, 2017 - By Drew Harwell and David A. Fahrenthold


Parks Department ‘pressured’ workers to attend public engagement meetings
New York Post - May 22, 2017 - By Rich Calder


Crumbling Wall at Popular NYC Waterfront Park Sparks New Concern
WNBC -  May 8, 2017 - By Andrew Siff


Part Of Seawall Near Gracie Mansion Collapses Into River
WCBS - May 8, 2017


East River wall collapse part of bigger problem
Fox5 NY - May 8, 2017 -  By Kaylam Mamelak


De Blasio can’t even keep Gracie Mansion from falling apart
New York Post - May 7, 2017- By Jazmin Rosa, Julia Marsh and Max Jaeger


NYC Parks Dept. has 43 projects stalled for 5 years or more



Anti-Semitic, anti-police graffiti found in Queens playground
Metro NY - December 2, 2016 - By KIMBERLY M. AQUILINA


After hearings, questions on Ferry Point proposals remain
Bronx Times - November 25, 2016 - By Arthur Cusano


Trump Signs, Trees and Accusations That a New York Agency Is Biased
New York Times - November. 24, 2016 - By Corey Kilgannon


Parks Officer Refused to Fine Trump Fan $40K for Signs, Leaked Emails Show
DNAinfo -  November 21, 2016 - By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska


WABC - November 18, 2016 - By Jim Dolan


Trump Golf Course Wants More City Land to Prevent People Being Hit by Balls
November 18, 2016 - By Eddie Small


City tried hitting Queens man with $41G fine for stapling Trump signs on trees, but officer wouldn’t issue ticket
New York Daily News -  By Ginger Adams Otis


Donald Trump pushing for city approval to expand his Bronx golf course
New York Daily News - November 16, 2016 - BY JENNIFER FERMINO


Violent crime rises in Riverside Park
OurTown - November 8, 2016 -  By MADELEINE THOMPSON


State Assemblyman launches app that allows New Yorkers to report suspicious activity in city parks to NYPD
New York Daily News  - November 2, 2016 - LISA L. COLANGELO


Hangman’s Noose, Hitler Quote Found on Trees Inside Fort Greene Park
WNBC - October 29, 2016 - By Erica Davies


Police Seek Suspected Vandal Who Placed a Noose and Scrawled
Nazi Graffiti in Brooklyn Park
NY1 News - October 29, 2016


Noose & Hitler-Quoting Graffiti Found In Fort Greene Park
gothamist - October 28, 2016 - By David Colon


Is Donald Trump Saving NYC Millions, or Making Millions Off Taxpayers?
WNYC - October 19, 2016 - By JANET BABIN


4 Investigates: Park Crime Stats On The Rise
WNBC -   By Wale Aliyu


Parks Advocate Calls For Greater Police Presence As Crime Rises

- October 17, 2016 - By Marcia Kramer


City shoots down proposal to expand Donald Trump’s Bronx golf course
New York Daily News  - October 17, 2016 -  BY JENNIFER FERMINO


Crime in NYC parks increases at alarming rate during start of 2016
WPIX - October 16, 2016 -  By MAGEE HICKEY


Crime in city parks surges almost 40 percent in 2016
New York Post - October 16, 2016 - By Melkorka Licea


Central Park Crimewave
PBS - Metro Focus -  OCTOBER 14, 2016 - By Jack Ford


Black city Parks employee who felt forced to clean dog poop off artist’s shoe says boss later told her agency racism demands ‘thick skin’


A woman degraded: The story of Parks Department worker Tasheema Chatman, made to clean an artist’s shoe, demands investigation and action
New York Daily News - Editorials


I-Team: New York City Parks Employee Allegedly Forced to Clean Dog Poop
WNBC - October 13, 2016 - By Pei-Sze Cheng


City Parks Department worker forced to clean dog poop off artist’s fancy shoes, says it was ‘humiliating'
New York Daily News - October 13, 2016 By Reuven Blau


Park worker forced to clean dog poop off artist’s shoe
New York Post - October 13, 2016 - By Shawn Cohen, Kenneth Garger and Gina Daidone


Vandals Steal Bulldozer in Brooklyn Bridge Park And Flip Car
DNAinfo - October 10, 2016  - By Nikhita Venugopal


Fork it over: Vandals flip Parks Dept. car with Bobcat in Bridge Park
Brooklyn Paper - October 10, 2016 -  By Ruth Brown


Forklift Thief Leaves Trail Of Destruction In Brooklyn Bridge Park
gothamist - October 10, 2016 - By Scott Heins


Vandal Takes Bulldozer for Joyride in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Topples City Vehicle
WNBC - October 10, 2016


Punk takes forklift on joyride in Brooklyn, flips city Parks Dept. car upside down
New York Daily News - October 9, 2016 - By Ryan Sit


City responds to recent Bronx park crime spike
Bronx Times - October 8, 2016 - By Arthur Cusano


Parks Dept. worker’s disgusting job finds a way to get even worse
New York Post - October 7, 2016 -  By Amanda Woods and Linda Massarella


CBS2 Exclusive: City Worker Injured Inside Ft. Totten Structure Previously Called ‘Safe’
WCBS - October 4, 2016 -  Valerie Castro


Could condos be built by Udall’s Park?
Queens Chronicle - September 29, 2016 - By Ryan Brady

Spring Creek Park Murder

77 WABC News  - September 1, 2016 - By Jerry Barmash


Drug dispute leads to gunfire in Washington Square Park

New York Post - September 1, 2016 - By Shawn Cohen


Why Are Tennis Permits In NYC Parks So Outrageously Expensive?

gothamist - August 29, 2016 - By Alison Steinberg 

Bronx man charged with raping woman in Riverside Park: NYPD

WPIX - August 28, 2016, By Magee Hickey


Residents On Edge After String Of Robberies In Riverside Park

WCBS - August 28, 2016 - By Magdalena Doris


Muggers On Bicycles Sought In String Of Riverside Park Robberies

WCBS - August 26, 2016 - By Brian Conybeare


NYPD steps up patrols of Riverside Park’s 'trouble spots'

Fox 5 - August 26, 2016 - By Sharon Crowley


Taxpayers built this New York golf course. Trump reaps the rewards

The Washington Post - August 25, 2016 - By Drew Harwell


Are NYC Parks Safe

Metrofocus Thirteen PBS - August 19, 2016 - By Jack Ford


It’s time for de Blasio to wake up and make our parks safe again

New York Post - August 12, 2016 - By Andrea Peyser


Violent crime in parks rises by 23 percent

Queens Chronicle - August 18, 2016 - by Ryan Brady


Major Crimes Rise Dramatically in NYC Parks 

Jewish Voice  NY - August 10, 2016 - Miriam Gold 


Tale of 2 Parks: Differing Crime Rates at Parks

WNBC - August 9, 2016 - By Andrew Siff


Staten Island parks safer compared to other NYC parks, crime stats show

Staten Island Advance - August 9, 2015 - By Mira Wassef 


NYPD Warns People On Staten Island To Not Walk Alone In Popular Park Following Several Muggings

WCBS - August 9, 2016 - By Emily Smith 


City parks getting more dangerous, watchdog group claims



Watchdog Group: Prospect Park among 5 most crime-ridden parks in NYC

Brooklyn Eagle - August 9, 2016 - By John Alexander


Advocacy Group Report Says Violent Crime is up in Parks; City Says Parks are Safe

NY1 - August 9, 2016


Violent Crime Jumps 23 Percent in City Parks Amid Citywide Drop: Advocates

DNAinfo - By Ben Fractenberg August 9, 2016


Murders, rapes, robberies up 23% in NYC parks report

Fox 5 - August 9, 2016 - By Liz Dehlem 


Crime In NYC Parks Up 23 Percent, Study Finds

CBS - August 9, 2016 - By Marla Diamond


Why you should watch your back next time you visit a city park

New York Post - August 8, 2016 - By Natalie Musumeci and Leonica Valentine


Major Crime in New York City Parks Up 23%, Report Finds

Wall Street Journal - August 8, 2016 - By Mark Morales


Park-goers call for more security in wake of Howard Beach killing

WPIX - August 8, 2016, By CHRISTIE Duffy



WABC - August 8, 2016 - By Mallory Hoff 


Violent Crime on the Rise in NYC Parks

WNBC - August 8, 2016 


4 Investigates: School Turns Basketball Court Renovated for Kids Into Staff Parking Lot

WBNC - July 22, 2016 - By Dave Manney and Stefan Holt



FBI grills woman used as front for de Blasio donations

New York Post - June 28, 2016 -  By Kaja Whitehouse, Rich Calder and Bruce Golding 


Man Charged with Vandalizing New WiFi Kiosks in Bronx Park

NY1 News - June 24, 2016 


Man destroys Wi-Fi charging stations after his phone is stolen

New York Post - June 23, 2016 -  By Samantha Tomaszewski and Chris Perez


Brooklyn Bathroom Shuffle

CBS - June 20, 2016 - By Emily Smith 


De Blasio administration relocating Brighton Beach bathroom to appease irate condo owners

New York Daily News - June 19, 2016 - By Reuven Blau 


Trump making a mint on NYC golf course ‘city is paying him to run’ 

New York Post - June 13, 2016 - By Rich Calder


Flushing Meadows patrol staff disputed

Queens Chronicle - May 26, 2016 - By Ryan Brady 


Crime in NYC’s big parks rose 27% during the first few months of 2016

New York Daily News - May 20, 2016 - BY Jennifer Fermino 


I-Team: Rat-Repellent Trash Bag Maker Profiting From City Contract After Donation to Mayor’s Nonprofit 

WNBC - May 16, 2016 - By Melissa Russo


Business scored lucrative contract after donating to de Blasio

New York Post - May 16, 2016 - By Rich Calder 


EXCLUSIVE: Repair project at crumbling Olmsted Center in Queens is $1.6M over budget and delayed

New York Daily News - May 9, 2016 -  By Reuven Blau


Lancman: Parks need more PEPs  

Queens Chronicle - March 10, 2016 - By Ryan Brady


De Blasio fails to follow through on transparency promise

New York Post - February 9, 2016 - By Rich Calder 


Battery Park City will replace officers with private guards

New York Daily News - January 30, 2016 - By Ben Kochman, Thomas Tracy


Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to Receive Increased Security Funding

NY1 - January 22, 2016 - By Shannan Ferry


City Council Meeting to Discuss Proposed Horse Carriage Bill

NY1 - January 22, 2016 


I-Team: Repair Orders Closed, but Broken Lights Persist in Parks

WNBC - January 21, 2016 - By Chris Glorioso and Evan Stulberger


Mayor de Blasio’s Central Park horse carriage deal slammed by advocates

New York Daily News - January 21, 2016 -  By Erin  Durkin 


Ahead of Council Debate on Bill to Limit Horse-Drawn Carriages, All Sides Conflict

NY1 - January 21, 2016 -  By Josh Robin 


It Sure Pays to be Mayor de Blasio’s Pal 

New York Post Editorial Board - January 20, 2016


Lobbyist gave de Blasio $13K donation on same day as concert approval

New York Post - January 20, 2016 - By Rich Calder and Joe Tacopino


City Hall, horse carriage operators butt heads over details in bill, delaying hearing 

New York Daily News - January 14, 2016 - By Jennifer Fermino 


Cops nab 5th suspect in complex Brooklyn playground rape, lawyer makes Central Park Five comparison

New York Daily News - January 13, 2016 - Jennifer Fermino, Christina Carrega-Woodby, Larry McShane


NYPD searching for suspects who attacked and robbed two teens in Battery Park City

New York Daily News - January 8, 2016 - By John Annese 


Queens Beep Katz hasn’t commented on ex-employer’s concert application

New York Post - January 5, 2016 - By Rich Calder

2015 (To come)


2014 (To come)


2013 (To come)


Street artists say they're performing again without fear of big fines in Washington Square Park
NY Daily News - January 1, 2012 -  By John Doyle


2012 (To come)


John McEnroe Tennis Center Pledges to Boost East Harlem Outreach
DNAinfo - December 23, 2011 -  By Jeff Mays


NYPD Investigates Noose Found At City Parks Office
NY1 News - December - 22, 2011


Parks Employee Who Found Black Doll Hanging From Noose: "It Left Me Shocked and Confused"
WPIX 11 - December 21, 2011 - By Mary Murphy


Black Baby Doll Found Hanging From Noose
WPIX - December 21, 2011 - By Francesca Maxime


Police Investigate Black Doll Hung by Noose at Parks Dept Office
WNBC - December 21, 2011


Doll Found Hanging With Noose At NYC Parks Department Garage;
Police Investigating As Possible Hate Crime

WCBS - December 21, 2011


Probe noose at Parks HQ
New York Daily News - December 21, 2011


Black Doll Found Hanging By Noose
My Fox - December 21, 2011


NYPD probes potential hate crime after black doll found hanging by noose at NYC Parks Department building
Associated Press - December 21, 2011


N.Y. worker 'traumatized' by black effigy
UPI - December 21, 2011


Some Sicko Hung This Black Baby Doll From A Noose In Parks Dept's Bronx HQ
gothamist - December 21, 2011 - By John Del Signore


Noose Found in Parks Office
The Wall Street Journal - December 21, 2011 - By Sumathi Reddy


Black baby doll found hanging in noose in Park Dept. Bx. headquarters
New York Post - December 20, 2011 By Rebecca Harshbarger


Doll hanging by chain found at Parks Dept. office
Eyewitness News - December 20, 2011 - By Lucy Yang


Randall's Island Tennis Plan Delayed Over Fears it Priced Out Locals
DNAinfo - December 15, 2011 - By Jeff Mays


Randall's Island Tennis Expansion Hearing Canceled
The Epoch Times - December 14, 2011 - By Ivan Pentchoukov


Plan de pista de hielo en El Bronx, en riesgo de derretirse
El Diario NY - December 14, 2011 - Por Gloria Medina/EDL


Plans Killed for Project Tied to Probe
El Diario NY - December 14, 2011 - Por Gloria Medina/EDLP


Bronx could finally get public ice skating rink next month - in nick of time for Bloomberg's big speech, Bronx is only borough without public ice rink
New York Daily News - December 13, 2011 - By Daniel Beekman


High Line Drinking Complaints
My Fox - December 12, 2011 - By Ashley Mastronardi


That's why they call it the High Line
New York Post - December 12,  2011 - By Rich Calder


The thin green line; Park Rangers to get cop-style training
The Brooklyn Paper - December 9,  2011 - By Natalie O'Neill


Open spaces, closed files
Remapping Debate - December 7,  2011 -   By Abby Ferla and Craig Gurian


Travesty on the Green! Empty Tavern Cost City $2.2 M
New York Observer -  December 7, 2011 - Kat Stoeffel


City Cracking Down on Performers in Washington Square Park
New York Times - December 5, 2011 - By Lisa W. Foderaro


Street Performers Speak Out Against Summonses Issued At Washington Square
NY1 - December 4, 2011


A 'fine time' for city park performers
New York Daily News - December 3, 2011 - By John Doyle


Coney Island cyclone of crime
New York Post - November 28, 2011 - By Rich Calder


Union: NYPD Withholding Data on Park Crime Rise
The Chief - November 21, 2011 - By David Sims


Pedestrian injured in collision with Park cyclist sues city
The Brooklyn Paper - November 21, 2011 - By Natalie O'Neill


Brooklyn cyclists continue to rip through Prospect Park at unsafe speeds despite crackdown
New York Daily News - November 27, 2011 - Tracy Conner, Tina Moore, John Doyle & Simone Weichselbaum


Hundreds demand: Park must be safer!
Brooklyn Daily - November 17, 2011 - By Natalie O'Neill


City Relocates St. Saviour's Park Money
The  South West Forum - November 17, 2011 - By Jeremiah Dobruck

Parks Dept. drops St. Saviour for now
Queens Chronicle - November 17, 2011 - by Michael Gannon


City looking at St. Saviour's alternative
Ledger - November 17, 2011- By Howard Koplowitz


City surrenders in long battle to turn historic St. Saviour's site into Maspeth park
NY Daily News - November 10, 2011 - By Clare Trapasso


Park lover in a coma after being run down by cyclist
The Brooklyn Paper - November 10, 2011 - By Natalie O'Neill


Bicyclist mows down park volunteer
New York Daily News - November 10, 2011- By John Doyle


Advocates slam new bid to expand swanky tennis center on Randalls Island
New York Daily News - November 8, 2011 - By  Daniel Beekman


Travesty on the Green! Empty Tavern Cost City $2.2 M
The New York Observer - By Kat Stoeffel - December 7, 2011


Automobiles, Bikes and Pedestrians: Sharing Prospect Park's Drives
ParkSlope Patch - November 18, 2011 - By Will Yakowicz


Randall's Island Tennis Court Expansion Worries Advocates
DNAinfo - November 7, 2011 - By Jeff Mays


Hero ranger nabs park masturbator
The Brooklyn Paper - November 5, 2011 - By Natalie O'Neill


City Will Take Bids for a Casual Replacement for Tavern on the Green
New York Times - November 4, 2011 0 By Glenn Collins


Park ranger captures pistol-packing man pleasuring himself in the woods
New York Daily News - November 4, 2011 - By John Doyle


St. Saviour's activists want state to release funds
Times Ledger - November 4, 2011


East Side Park Padlocked
WPIX - September 2, 2011 - By Daniel Mannarino


Sutton Place South Gives Up the Ghost… of Its Backyard
New York Observer - November 2, 2011  - By Matt Chaban


Park Life: The East Side's Landless Gentry Fight for Every Scrap of Open Space
The New York Observer - October 11, 2011 - By Matt Chaban


Related closes UES playground to begin residential development
The Real Deal - September 12, 2011


Plans Killed for Project Tied to Probe
The Wall Street Journal -  October 29, 2011 - By Joseph De Avila and Eliot Brown


Fort Greene Park Conservancy Struggles to Raise Funds
The Local - October 27,  2011 - By Rebecca Sesny


Employees want disgusting building fixed
Eyewitness News  - October 25, 2011 - By Michelle Charlesworth


Park officers say their B'klyn building is being overrun by sewage and rats
New York Post - October 25, 2011 - By Rich Calder


Commission's not on Board(walk) with concrete design for Coney Island
New York Daily News - October 25, 2011- By Erin Durkin


Design Commission Keeps Concrete Away From Coney Island Boardwalk
NY 1 News - October 24, 2011 - By: Jeanine Ramirez


Brooklyn park is worse than its $light
New York Post -  October 24,  2011 - By Rich Calder


Upper East Side Residents Ask Developer To Save Playground
NY1 News - October 16, 2011


City's parkland plan for Maspeth church stalled
Times Ledger - October 13, 2011


Wait till next spring: New ballfields near the New Yankee Stadium for kids to be permit-only
New York Daily News - October 6 2011 - By Daniel Beekman


No kidding! Firm locks playground
New York Post - October 2, 2011


A Critical Look at PlaNYC,  Four Years After Its Launch
Architectural Record -  September 29, 2011 - By C. J. Hughes


Odd Branch of Crime
The Wall Street Journal - September 16,  2011 - By Sumathi Reddy


Fight To Keep Park From Closing
WPIX News - September 15, 2011 - By Erica Pitzi


As Playground Closes,  Residents Rally With Hope
Our Town - September 15,  2011- By Laura Shin


Residents Gird to Keep Park, Upper East Siders Rally as Plans for 49-Story Residential Tower Progress
The Wall Street Journal - September 12, 2011 - By Maura Webber Sadovi


Wait for a table at park pavilion could get longer
The Villager - September 8, 2011 - By Albert Amateau


Union Square meals threatened
New York Post - September 8,  2011- By Josh Margolin


Restaurateur Drops Bid for Union Square Pavilion Eatery
DNAinfo - September 7,  2011 - By Mary Johnson


Setback for Plans for Restaurant in Union Square Park
New York Times - September 7, 2011 - By Joseph Berger


Union Square Park eatery falls through
Crain's New York -  September 7, 2011


East Side Park Padlocked
WPIX - September 2, 2011 - By Daniel Mannarino


Hot footing it: The heat is on artificial turf
Chelsea Now - August 24,  2011- By Bonnie Rosenstock


10 Major Architectural Failures
CNBC - August 22, 2011 - By Daniel Bukszpan


Which Park Is It,  Anyway?
ParkSlopePatch - August 12, 2011 - By Johanna Clearfield


Is the revenue-generating park a good thing? Commissioner Benepe says it 'depends on who's in charge'
Capital New York -  August 11,  2011 -  By Dan Rosenblum


Inside the Brooklyn Bridge Park deal
The Brooklyn Paper - August 11, 2011-  By Kate Briqeulet


City Readying First Flurry of Pink Slips
The Wall Street Journal - August 10, 2011 - By Michael Howard Saul


Summer Streets Anger Outer Boroughs
PIX 11 - August 4, 2011 - By  Stephanie Tsoflias


Call For Crackdown On Poachers At Prospect Park
Targets Ducks,  Pigeons & Squirrels For Food,  Watchdog Group

PIX 11 - July 30, 2011 -  By Ellyn Marks


'Game' time in B'klyn, Wildlife poachers
New York Post - July 30, 2011 - By Rich  Calder


Losing $30M in annual fees shows city whiffed big-time on new Yankee Stadium,  Citi Field
New York Daily News - July 29, 2011 - By Juan Gonzalez


Information not free: Park Department delays releasing records
New York Daily News -  July 29, 2011 - By Nicholas Hirshon


Temps,  tempers flare at city pools
Metro NY  - July 25, 2011 - Alison Bowen and Emily Anne Epstein


Pool Violence
1010 Wins Radio - July 25, 2011


After bike theft tweet, Walmart races in
Crain's New York - July 20, 2011 - By Daniel Massey


Cruel thieves steal bikes readied for kids
The Queens Chronicle - July 21, 2011 - By Liz Rhoades


Bikes stolen from nonprofit Cycles swiped before first day of summer camp at Flushing Meadows
YourNabe - July 21, 2011 - By Joe Anuta


Nonprofit's Bikes Stolen From Flushing Meadows Corona Park
NY 1 - July 20, 2011 - By CeFaan Kim


Bikes stolen from non-profit in Queens
Eyewitness News - July 20, 2011 - By Jeff Pegues


Thieves ride off with $10000 in bike equipment meant for free kids sumer program
New York Daily News - July 20, 2011 - By Lisa L. Colangelo


Schwinndlers in mass theft
New York Post - July 20, 2011 - By Cynthia R. Fagen


Volunteers hope to keep Cadman Plaza spiffy
The Brooklyn Paper - July 7, 2011 - By Kate Briquelet


Lunacy at Coney Island pier: Parks Department goes from no enforcement to overenforcement
New York Daily News - July 5, 2011 - Michael Daly


Is the City rationing toilet paper on Coney Island?
WABC - July 4, 2011 - Michelle Charlesworth


Not a Square To Spare
Parks Department: No Toilet Paper Rationing At Coney Island Women’s Bathrooms

WCBS 880 - July 4m, 2011 - By Ginny Kosola


Toilet Paper Emergency: Parks Dept. Can Barely Spare A Square!
Gothamist - July 4, 2011 - B Garthy Johnston


Why your parks look like this: Because City Hall is slamming them with budget cuts
New York Daily News - June 3, 2011 - By Geoffrey Croft


A Fight Over Keeping Boards in the Boardwalk
New York Times - July 1, 2011 - By Joseph Berger


Increased Park Security Called For
WPIX 11 - June 15, 2011 - By Kaity Tong


New York's ban on smoking in public places branded a joke after just ONE ticket is issued in the first month
The Daily Mail - June 28, 2011 - By Daniel Bates


City's Ban on Smoking Called 'an Absolute Joke'
Wall Street Journal - June 27, 2011- By Michael Howard Saul and Richard Autry


Demanding more security in public parks
El Diario NY - June 16, 2011 - By Christina Loboguerrero (Spanish translation by Emily Leavitt)


Increased Park Security Called For
WPIX 11 - June 15, 2011 - By Kaity Tong


More Police needed to keep Upper Manhattan residents safe after rash of sexual attacks
New York Daily News - June 15, 2011 - Albor Ruiz


Maintaining Public Parks With Private Funds; Philanthropy, or Cash Grab?
Epoch Times - June 23, 2011 - By Tara MacIsaac


Arrests in Union Square park up 300%
Eyewitness News - June 21, 2011 - By Tim Fleischer


Urban Kayakers gain victory with Con Ed agreeing to move cable barricade at Bronx Kill by year's end
New York Daily News - June 21, 2011 -  By Daniel Beekman


Union Sq. Park tamed by NYPD
New York Post - June 20, 2011 - By John Doyle


Second-Class Parks: Despite hiring freeze,  privately funded parks get more attention
City Hall - June 17, 2011 - By David Sims


City announces free Wi-Fi initiative for Queens parks
Queens Courrier - June 16, 2011 - By Joe Anuta


Rape,  Shooting,  Muggings In City Parks Prompt Demands For More Police
gothamist - June 16, 2011 - By John Del Signore


Exigen mas vigilancia en los parques
El Diario NY - June 16, 2011 - By Christina Loboguerrero


As Violent Crimes Mount, Many Call For More Park Enforcement Officers
NY 1 -  June 15, 2011 -  By Dean Meminger


NYC Park Crimes Spur Calls For More Patrols
New York Daily News - June 15, 2011


WNYC - June 15, 2011 - By Brian Zumhagen


Park Crime Wave

PIX 11 - June 15, 2011 - By Kaity Tong


Bx Residents Call For More Officers In Parks
News 12 Bronx - June 15, 2011 - By Gilma Avalos


Bk Residents Call For More Officers In Parks
News 12 Bronx - June 15, 2011 - By Josh Chapin


Ballfields at $120 million Randalls Island largely unused,  not attracting neighborhood kids
New York Daily News - June 14, 2011 -  By Daniel Beekman


New York's Central Park gives musicians the boot
Agence France Press - June 12, 2011 -  By Sebastian Smith


Living The High Line: Elevated Park Brings Big Business,  But What’s Next?
New York Observer - June 7, 2011 - By David Freedlander


Housing, Park Proposals Collide in Chelsea
Wall Street Journal - June 7,  2011 - By Joseph De Avila


No Radios by the Fountain,  Please! Or Cellos!
New York Times - June 5, 2011 - By Colin Moyniyan


Park music-ban protest
New York Post - June 6, 2011 - By Vinita Singla


Street musicians protest Central Park's new quiet zones that ban singing,  strumming
New York Daily News - June 6th 2011 -  By Lillian Rizzo


Musicians fined for performing in areas of Central Park
WABC -  June 5, 2011 -  By Lucy Yang


Central Park Musicians Plead the First
The Epoch Times -  June 5, 2011 - By Catherine Yang


RAW VIDEO: Park Performer Protest
WPIX - June 5, 2011


Bethesda Fountain Is Now For Quiet Drinking, Not Music
gothamist -  June 5, 2011 - Garth Johnston


Musicians Perform in Central Park to Protest 'Quiet Zones'
DNAinfo - June 5, 2011 - By  Tim Gorta


Central Park Musicians Protest Crackdown
My Fox  - June 5, 2011 By Mat Alverez


Musicians Protest Central Park's "Quiet Zones" Crackdown
WNBC -  June 6,  2011


Musicians Protest New ‘Quiet Zones’ In Central Park
CBS -  June 5,  2011 - By Dave Carlin


'Carting' off the buskers - Central Pk. food deal
New York Post - June 5, 2011


You Can Still Smoke in Some NYC Parks
Village Voice Blog -  May 27 2011 - By Joe Coscarelli


Despite Ban, You Can Still Smoke In Battery Park
gothamist - May 27, 2011 - By  Garth Johnston


Maspeth wants new park, Residents rally at St. Savior's site but city says it lacks the funds - May 26,  2011 - By Joe Anuta


Community presses city to acquire site
Queens Chronicle - May 26,  2011- By Michael Cusenza


Two Parks Exempt From Smoking Ban, Battery Park City and Hudson River Park under state jurisdiction
The Epoch Times - May 26, 2011 -  By Zack Stieber


Neighborhood Residents Worry That Battery Park Could Become ‘Smoker’s Paradise’
CBS 2 - May 26,  2011 -  By Don Daylor


Smoking Loophole Supposedly Found In Battery Park
NY1 News - May 26, 2011


Cig ban's ifs,  ands & many butts, $50 ticket only if smokers refuse to snuff
New York Post -  May 26,  2011 - By John Doyle,  C.J Sullivan and Jeremy Olshan


They huff & they puff, Irked smokers defy park cig ban
New York Post -  May 24,  2011- By Danny Gold and Jeremy Olshan


New Coney Island site is temporary home for summer concerts
New York Daily News - May 24, 2011 - By Erin Durkin


No smoking in Times Square - plus NYC parks beaches and public plazas under a new law
Associated Press -  May 23 2011 -  By Verena Dobnik


Like safe parks? Don't count on city to help out 
New York Daily News - May 23, 2011 - By Geoffrey Croft


Huzzah! Parks Employees Can Talk To The Press Again
gothamist - May 22, 2011 - By Garth Johnston


Parks Department will let its workers talk to press, changing course
New York Daily News - May 22, 2011 - By Tina Moore


Don Pintabona,  celeb chef behind 9/11 responder meal campaign,  picked for Union Square restaurant
New York Daily News - May 17, 2011 -  By Jonathan Lemire


Union Square Park Crimes Overblown, Benepe Says
NY 1 - May 17, 2011


Union Square Park sees spike in drug use, petty crimes
New York Post - May 16, 2011 - By John Doyle


Union Square's Drug and Crime Woes
FoxNY - May 16, 2011- By Diana Rocco


Union Square Is a ‘Lawless City Within a City’
NY Magazine - Intell - May 16, 2011 - By Chris Rovzar


There's no safe 'arbor', Thefts stump city
New York Post - May 8, 2011 - By Susan Edelman


Lack of officers leaves city parks ripe for crime: group
New York Daily New - May 3, 2011 - By Daniel Beekman and Lisa L. Colangelo


Outer Boroughs Suffer Most, Union, Council Say Parks Security Force Inadequate
The Chief - May 2, 2011 - By David Sims


Chelsea Residents Rally for New Green Space
The Epoch Times - April 31, 2011- By Zack Stieber


Parks Enforcement Force Stretched Too Thin, Some Say
NY 1 - April 28, 2011 - By Dean Meminger


Hidden dangers lurk in NYC parks
Metro NY - April 27, 2011 - By Alison Bowen


City Council Questions Distribution of Park Officers
New York Times - April 27, 2011 - By Ashley Parker


Uptown Parks Short on Security Officers, Advocates Say
DNAinfo - April 27, 2011 - By By Jill Colvin and Jeff Mays


NY Council Hearing Reveals Park Patrol Disparity
The Epoch Times - April 27, 2011 - By Tara MacIsaac


For Earth Day,  Mayor Releases New Sustainability Initiatives
The Epoch Times - April 21, 2011- By Tara MacIsaac


Heating oil phase-out part of NYC clean-air plan 
Wall Street Journal Via Associated Press - April 21, 2011 - By Samantha Gross


Proposed JFK Expansion Stirs Controversy with Environmentalists
The Epoch Times - April 13, 2011 -  By Margaret Lau


Tennis bubble at Greenpoint's McCarren Park: An ace for players or courting disaster with huge fees?
New York Daily News - April 12, 2011 -  By Erin Durkin


City pooh-poohs pup-poo scourge
New York Post - April 3, 2011 - By Candice M. Giove


Summer concerts may be moved from Asser Levy
Bay Currents - April 1, 2011 - By David J. Glenn


No Field of Dreams for Bronx Kids But the Yankees got their taxpayer-subsidized stadium
NBC New York - April 1, 2011 - By Gabe Pressman


Markowitz’s Coney Is. concerts could be leaving Asser Levy Park
New Pork Post - The Brooklyn Blog - April 1, 2011


Proposed Cuts to City Parks Protested
Epoch Times - March 31, 2011 - By Margaret Lau


Yankee Field Replacement Delays
CBS News - March 31, 2011- By Tony Aiello


In Shadow of Yankee Stadium,  3 Unfinished Ball Fields
New York Times - March 31, 2011 - By Corey Kilgannon


Residents Shocked After Seeing Saplings Uprooted In Van Cortlandt Park
CBS News - March 28, 2011- By Hazel Sanchez


Qns. jogger foils attack
New York Post - March 28, 2011 - By Kevin Fasick


Tree slaughter
New York Post - March 28, 2011 - By Kevin Fasick


USTA serves up fourth arena
New York Post - March 28,  2011 - By John Doyle and Chuck Bennett


8G paddle for No. 1 off-leash scofflaw
New York Post - March 27,  2011 - By Heather Haddon


City parks: Paradise, paved over, hazardous to health?
Chelsea Now - March 23, 2011 - By Bonnie Rosenstock


Parks Enforcement Patrol officers say job-training participants are putting them at risk
New York Daily News - March 22, 2011 - By Lisa Colangelo


Using Welfare Clients on Patrols, Blame Parks Crime-Rise On Enforcement-Staff Cuts
The Chief - March 22, 2011 - By David Sims


Parks Enforcement Patrol officers say job-training participants are putting them at risk
New York Daily News - March 22, 2011 - By Lisa Colangelo


La ciudad no reporta crimenes en parques
El Diario - March 19, 2011 - Gloria Medina/EDLP


NYC tennis players raise racket over Parks Dept. hike in permit prices
New York Daily News - March 18, 2011 - By Daniel Beekman, Lisa L. Colangelo and Jake Pearson


Fresh Kills park plan is down in the dumps
New York Post - March 14, 2011- By Rich Calder


Bronx Parks see a 'frightening' crime surge; Crotona Park largest spike in NYC
New York Daily News - March 10, 2011 - By Daniel  Beekman


Crime up 24 Percent in City Parks, Crotona Park in Bronx sees 414 percent spike in crime
The Epoch Times - March 8, 2011 -  By Tara MacIsaac


At Least Two City Parks See Rise In Crime
NY 1 - March 8, 2011 - By Dean Meminger


Robbery Pattern Prompts NYPD Post at Jackie Robinson Park
DNAinfo - March 8, 2011 - By Jeff Mays


Report: Crime Soared in Central Park Last Year 
DNAinfo - March 8, 2011 - By Olivia Scheck


Cost to play tennis 'doubles' in city's fee plan
New York Post - March 7, 2011 - By Rich Calder


Nine alternatives to housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Downtown Star - March 1, 2011 - By Daniel Bush


100 charged with tree abuse in NYC in 2010
The Wall Street Journal via - AP - February 27, 2011


Crime Wave Targets City Trees, Says Report
DNAinfo -  February 27, 2011 - By  Adam Nichols


Thugs tear trees limb from limb
New York Post -  February 27, 2011 - By Heather Haden


Ruffled feathers! Environmentalists,  Walmart foes want to stop Four Sparrows shopping center
YourNabe -  February 22,  2011 - By Thomas Tracy


Chelsea Residents Fight Over a Small Patch of Land
New York Press - February 22, 2011- By Hannah Rappleye


Parks turn 'greener' for exec$
New York Post - February 20, 2011 - By Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein


Watchdog says Central Park crime up 44 percent
WABC - February 15, 2011 - By Anthony Johnson


Aumenta el crimen en Parque Central
El Diaro NY - February 15 2011 - By Annie Correal

Crime in Central Park Up 44 Percent
Epoch Times Staff - February 15, 2011 - By Tara MacIsaac

Crime Up Sharply in Central Park
WNBC - February 14, 2011 - By Geoffrey Decker

Crime Spike at Central Park in 2010
Wall Street Journal - February 15, 2011 - By Maya Pope-Chappell

Central Park Crime Spiked in 2010
MyFox - February 14, 2011

Park Proponents Vow to Fight On for West 20th Street Green Space
DNAinfo - January 27, 2011 - Tara Kyle

Community Board, Locals Split Over Use Of Chelsea Lot
NY1 News - January 14, 2010 - By Rebecca Spitz

At 136 W. 20th: A park or affordable housing?
Chelsea Now - January 12, 2010 - By Bonnie Rosenstock

Prospect Park tennis bubbles collapse from heavy snow
The Brooklyn Blog - New York Post - December 31, 2010 - By Rich Calder

City looks to build restaurant in Union Square
Washington Square News - December 8, 2010 - By Jaewon Kang

Community Gardens Safeguarded
Epoch Times - Nov 30, 2010 - By Tara MacIsaac

New nabe for old Abe
New York Post - November 26, 2010 - By John Doyle

DC 37 Local Leader Blames Roberts For ‘Allowing’ Parks Cuts
The Chief - November 22, 2010 - By David Sims

NYC Parks Department Faces Budget Cuts
Mayor Bloomberg's proposal would trim $35 million off the department's budget for next year

WFUV - November 19, 2010- By Ben Allen

2M kick in the Astroturf
New York Post - November 15, 2010 - By Rich Calder

Court Not Playing Ball: Nabe complains it's shut out
New York Daily News - November 2, 2010 - By Dan Beekman

SPIKE: Crime Skyrockets In Central Park, Bad Economy Said To Be Reason For 45% Jump From Year Ago
WCBS - November 1, 2010 - By Magee Hickey

Crime in Central Park grows by whopping 45% in 2010: NYPD
New York Daily News - October 30th, 2010 - By James Fanelli

Two city charter schools eye closing off St. Andrew's Park for sports teams
New York Daily News - October 14, 2010 - By Jake Pearson

Budget Cuts Put New Yorkers At Even Greater Risk of Falling Trees
Damage from a recent storm has re-focused attention on the danger of falling tree branches.

DNAinfo - October 6,  2010 - By Jill Colvin

New homeless sweeps put us at risk, park cops say
New York Daily News - September 27, 2010 - By Daniel Beekman

Union Square Booming Despite Soft Economy
New York Times - September 21, 2010 - By Keith Mulvihill

No butts about it: Mayor Bloomberg to expand smoking ban to city parks and beaches
New York Daily News - September 15, 2010 - By Kathleen Lucadamo

City won't see the more than $17 million paid to host Fashion Week in public park at Lincoln Center
New York Daily News - September 11th 2010 - By Tina Moore

Parks Department chopped down 56 trees, moved 11 to make way for Fashion Week at Lincoln Center
New York Daily News - September 10, 2010 - By Tina Moore

Taking the Inequality out of Park Maintenance
ASLA Dirt - September 7, 2010

Crews ignore 'dangerous' trees in Central Park
New York Post - August 29,  2010 -  By Kathianne Boniello

New playground next to eyesore park angers nabe
New York Daily News - August 31, 2010 - By Daniel Beekman

Common Tragedies and Urgency Addictions
New York Times City Room - August 19, 2010 - By J. David Goodman

Suspicious Blaze Destroys Central Park Buggies
DNAinfo - August 7, 2010 - Adam Nichols

Central Pk. golf-cart blaze
New York Post - August 7, 2010 - John Doyle and Kevin Fasick

Central Park has New York's worst rise in crime
New York Post - August 6, 2010 - Lorena Mongelli

Mayor Signs Marty's Bill; Neil Sedaka Must Be Thrilled
New York Daily News - July 13, 2010 - By Adam Lisberg

Tree-tragedy slam at city
New York Post - July 18, 2010 - Kathianne Boniello

Mayor expresses new sympathy for opponents of Coney amphitheater plan, but still plans to back it
New York Post - The Brooklyn Blog - July 12, 2010 - By Sally Goldenberg and Rich Calder

These lucky nonprofit park workers are getting a salary from city Parks Department, too
New York Daily News - July 11, 2010 - By Tina Moore

Harlem's Highbridge Park is a poster child for neglect by city after condoms wrappers, needles found
New York Daily News - July 11, 2010 - By Tina Moore

Second Riverside Park attack on woman Monday believed to be linked to earlier assault on jogger
New York Daily News - July 9, 2010 - By Jonathan Lemire

Heat and Turf - (Follow Up)
WCBS NEWSRADIO 880 - July 8, 2010 - By Peter Haskell

Beware: Heat Wave Turning Surfaces into Stoves
WCBSTV - July 7, 2010 - By Kirstin Cole
(Video Library)

Heat Makes Turf Dangerous
WCBS NEWSRADIO 880 - July 7, 2010 - By Peter Haskell

Watchdog: Playground Turf at 170 Degrees in Heat
1010WINS - July 7, 2010

Park Surfaces Reach 171 Degrees!
The Gothamist - July 7, 2010 - Jen Carson

Should State Parks Be Privatized?
MyFOX NY - July 7, 2010

Baby Hawk Gets TLC
New York Daily News - July 6, 2010 - By Mike Jaccarino

Our most disgusting ‘Meadows of Shame’ video — ever!
The Brooklyn Paper - July 5, 2010

State of Play: How Tot Lots Became Places to Build Children’s Brains
The New Yorker - July 5, 2010 - By Rebecca Mead

City's artificial turf fields full of holes, loose seams according to new survey
New York Daily News - July 4, 2010 - By Vinnie Rotondaro, Peter Simunovich and Elizabeth Hays

New Yorkers rescue baby hawk in South Bronx by canoe (photos)
NY Destinations Examiner - July 1, 2010 - Leslie Koch

Work begins on new Heritage Field where old Yankee Stadium once stood
New York Daily News - June 30, 2010 - By Mike Jaccarino

Ground Broken at Heritage Field Near Yankee Stadium
Epoch Times - June 29, 2010- By Jack Phillips

Baby's death sparks probe of Central Park's arbor upkeep: Who's in charge of killer tree?
New York Daily News - June 28, 2010 - By Ruby Cramer and Helen Kennedy

A Baby Dies and Agencies Pass the Buck, Who is responsible for maintaining trees in Central Park?
NBC New York - June 28, 2010 - By Gabe Pressman

Watchdog: Playground Turf at 170 Degrees in Heat
WCBS - June 28, 2010 - By Hazel Sanchez

Baby's death sparks probe of Central Park's arbor upkeep: Who's in charge of killer tree?
New York Daily News - June 28th 2010 - By Ruby Cramer and Helen Kennedy

Bill would allow outdoor concerts near schools, houses of worship
DNAinfo - June 24, 2010 - By Rich Calder

Parks near Yankee Stadium set to open, but critics say city is still shortchanging residents
New York Daily News - June 22, 2010 - By Mike Jaccarino

New York City to Keep 4 Outdoor Pools Closed
DNAinfo - June 21, 2010 - Reported by Nicole Johnson

City's budget woes shut down Douglas and DeGraw, Fort Totten, West Brighton and Wagner pools
New York Daily News - June 20, 2010 - By Kathleen Lucadamo

Residents Cry Foul Over Removal of a Union Square Playground
DNAinfo - June 14, 2010 - By Jill Colvin

The High Cost of Free Parks, Do Public-Private Partnerships Save Parks or Exploit Them?
Next American City - Summer 2010 - By Patrick Arden

Artificial Turf to Be Screened for Safety
New York Times Green Blog - June 3, 2010 - By Mireya Navarro

When Play Equipment Is Too Hot to Handle
CBS The Early Show - June 2, 2010 - By - Susan Koeppen

Advocates Protest Cuts to Parks Department
Epoch Times - June 1, 2010 - By Helena Zhu

Rallyers Protest Cuts to City Park
NBC New York - June 1, 2010

Fun to Climb, Until the Temperature Does, Too
New York Times - May 28, 2010 - By Bao Ong

Advocates Criticize Union Square Park (Some More)
Gothamist - May 25, 2010

Union Square Residents Plan to Sue Over City's Plan For Cafe in Union Square Park
DNAinfo - May 25, 2010 - By Nicole Breskin

Parents Anxious for Union Square Climbing Dome to Reopen After Safety Hazard Shut It Down
DNAinfo - May 24, 2010 - By Nicole Breskin

Union Square Playground Equipment Has Parents Heated
NY 1 - May 24, 2010 - By Anthony Pascale

Parts of $3.8 Million Union Square Playground Roped Off Due to Safety Concerns
DNAinfo - May 24, 2010 - By Nicole Breskin

Parks give it another fry

New York Post - May 25, 2010 - By Rich Calder

City Accepting Bids for Controversial Restaurant Inside Union Square Pavillion
DNAinfo - May 20, 2010 - By Nicole Breskin

Playground dome too hot to handle
The Villager - May 19, 2010 - By Albert Amateau

Hudson River Park Opens, but 41 More Close
Epoch Times - May 18, 2010 - By Jack Phillips

NYS Closing 55 Parks, Historic Sites Monday,
Residents Not Pleased With Gov. Paterson's Latest Attempt To Get Legislature's Attention On Overdue Budget

WCBS TV - May 17, 2010 - By Tony Aiello

Governor Paterson Slashes State Park
WCBS TV - May 17, 2010 - By Tony Aiello

Cuts Force Closures and Reduced Hours at State Parks
WNYC - May 17, 2010 - by Jenna Flanagan

NYS to Close or Cut Hours at 55 Parks
The Associated Press - May 14, 2010 - By Chris Carola

Heavy metal machers eye Marty’s amphitheater for Iron Maiden and Metallica
The Brooklyn Paper - May 14, 2010 - By Joe Maniscalco

New York State to Close 55 Parks, Historic Sites
Norwood News - May 6, 2010 - by Alex Kratz


Lead-Contaminated Field Still Being Used: Reports Show Extremely High Level of Toxins
Norwood News - May 6, 2010 - by Alex Kratz

City Scraps Plans To Build Tennis Bubble In Central Park
NY1 - April 29, 2010 - By Vivian Lee

Winter tennis in Central Park nixed
New York Post - April 29, 2010- By Rich Calder

Thirst thing's first on dry Governors Island
New York Post - April 26, 2010 - By Rich Calder

Union Square Next to Go Car-Free in Pedestrian Plaza Proposal
DNAinfo - April 26, 2010- By Patrick Hedlund

State Parks at Risk?
Fox News - April 24, 2010 - Laura Ingle

Boards walk out of Coney
New York Post - April 22, 2010 - By Rich Calder

Test finds high levels of lead under Jerome Park ballfields
New York Daily News - April 22, 2010 - By Daniel Beekman

Oval to Stay Open This Summer
Our Town - April 21, 2010 - By Lucas Corcoran and Dan Rivoli

Op-ed: Privatizing parks is a bad idea
The Brooklyn Paper - April 16, 2010 - By Geoffrey Croft

Brooklyn Bridge Park playground closed for repairs less than a month after opening
New York Daily News - April 16, 2010 - By Jeff Wilkins and Elizabeth Hays

Visitors slam heat and traffic peril at Brooklyn Bridge Park
New York Daily News - April 9th 2010 - By Jeff Wilkins and Elizabeth Hays

Parents urge officials to remove 'dangerous' metal climbing domes in new Brooklyn Bridge Park
New York Daily News - April 8, 2010 - By Jeff Wilkins & Elizabeth Hays

New Playground Too Hot For Kids To Handle, Brooklyn Bridge park featuring steeldomes that sizzle when sun is out
WPIX News - April 7, 2010

Brooklyn Bridge Park responds to heat over new play equipment
New York Post: The Brooklyn Blog - April 7, 1010 - By Rich Calder

As Warm Weather Returns, So Do Park Dangers

CBS News - April 7, 2010 - Cindy Hsu

Brooklyn playground takes heat for equipment temps

WABC Eyewitness News - April 07, 2010 - By Sandra Bookman

One Hot Playground!
WNBC News - April 7, 2010 - By Tim Minton

Brooklyn Bridge Park A Real Scorcher, Parents Say
NY 1 News - April 7, 2010

Parents fuming over Brooklyn's playground's 'hot' steel attraction
New York Daily News - April 7, 2010 - By Elizabeth Hays

Parks to Cut 173 Civil Service Jobs, 4 Pools - Union Warns of Impact

The Chief - April 6, 2010 - By David Sims

Renewal, Without Sanctuary
New York Times - April 5, 2010 - By Clyde Haberman

In NY's Central Park, where goes Peter Cottontail?
The Washington Post via AP - April 3, 2010 - By Megan K. Scott

The Yankees, Unobstructed: A New Season Begins with Closure
Bronx News Network - April 3, 2010 - By Graham Kates

New York State Office of Parks to close Bayswater State Park to save $5,500 on $9 billion deficit
New York Daily News - March 28, 2010 - By Darren Tobia

Ballet company, philharmonic targeted for proposed Coney amphitheater
New York Post: Brooklyn Blog - March 25, 2010 - By Rich Calder

Nine security officers for Brooklyn Bridge Park highlights lack of security in less funded areas
New York Daily News - March 24, 2010 - By Erin Durkin

Heap of trouble for composting facility
New York Daily News - March 23, 2010 - By Daniel Beekman

Tree Graveyard Grows in Brooklyn
New York Daily News - March 21, 2010 - By Jeff Wilkins and Mike McLaughlin

No Gang War, but a Turf Battle Nonetheless
New York Times - City Room - March 18, 2010 - By Elisa Mala

UES Board Deflates Year-Round Tennis Proposal
NY 1 - March 17, 2010 - By Rebecca Spitz

Yankees Hits bring Down Stadium
New York Daily News - March 11, 2010 - Photo By Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates

The Pull
New Yorker - March 22 2010 - by Nick Paumgarten

Officials Defend Timeline For Yankee Stadium Demolition
NY 1 - March 10, 2010 - By Dean Meminger

Marsh madness at park! Soaked Parade Grounds stays shut as the city eyes irrigation
New York Daily News - March 9, 2010 - By Bill Egbert

Tree Care Questioned
Our Town - March 4, 2010 - By Samuel Chamberlain

City Parks Dept Faces Major Cuts, Pools to Close
The Gothamist - March 1, 2010 - By John Del Signore

Fans Fight for Piece of Old Yankee Stadium
The Bronx Ink - March 1, 2010 - By Hunter Walker

Tennis, everyone? East Siders don't get choice as park where Joe Namath batted becomes private clubk
New York Daily News - February 19, 2010 By Christina Boyle and Kerry Burke

Residents game for parks update Frustration rages on about new Stadium
New York Daily News - February 16, 2010 - By Benjamin Peim

Clash Over Plans for a Brooklyn Park
New York Times - February 10, 2010 - By Mireya Navarro

New amphitheater could leave neighbors with concrete slab
Bay News - By Joe Maniscalco - January 19, 2010

Bx. field now city's $14M blunder land
New York Post - By Rich Calder - January 19, 2010

Turf War, Why the fight for private school access to public land isn’t over yet
Our Town - By Adam Bloch - January 13, 2010

Remedy for Asser Levy "dustbowl" - concrete
Bay News - By Joe Maniscalco- January 12, 2010

Amphitheater critics anticipate hearing
Bay News - By Joe Maniscalco - January 4, 2010


Handi-flap at Bryant bazaar
New York Post - By James Fanellis - January 3, 2010


Park 'row' in Queens Fury over apt. $$ for esplanade
New York Post - By Rich Calder - December 28, 2009


New Randalls Island Deal With Private Schools Is Rejected
New York Times - By Charles V. Bagli - December 23, 2009


Judge Rules Against City's Plan To Lease Ball Fields To Private Schools
NY 1 - December 23, 2009


Judge slams city's preppy-sport boo$t
New York Post - By Laura Italiano and Yoav Gonen - December 23, 2009


Randalls Island play to hand control of ballfields to private schools nixed again
New York Daily News - By Juan Gonzales - December 23, 2009


Court rules against Randall’s Island land use
The Real Deal - December 23, 2009


Judge Rejects City's Private Ballfield Plan For Randalls Island ... Again
gothamist - December 23, 2009 - By Ben Muessig


Judge rules Randall's Island field plan illegal
WABC News - December 22, 2009


2009 (To come)