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2012-06-18 06:27:02

NEW YORK, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adrian Benepe, New York City's Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the past decade, will become Senior Vice President of City Park Development at The Trust for Public Land, the leading conservation organization for creating parks and playgrounds in cities across America. His new position was announced today by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Christopher K. Kay, Chief Operating Officer of The Trust for Public Land....

2009-04-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, May 19th, the Foundation for Landscape Studies will host its Fourth Annual Awards Luncheon at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. Jack Lenor Larsen, creator of LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton and a former awardee, is honorary chairman. The recipients of Place Maker awards are Henriette Granville Suhr, creator of Rocky Hills, a unique garden in Westchester County, and Mac Griswold, Director of Archival Research at Sylvester Manor on Shelter...

2006-03-22 12:05:00

By Ellen Freilich NEW YORK -- A coyote that came to New York to dine on duck in Central Park was caught on Wednesday after leading police and park rangers on a two-day chase. The coyote, a year-old, tawny-colored male, which is thought to have made its way to the city from the countryside to the north, was tracked down near 79th Street inside the 843-acre (341-hectare) park, officials said. "He's a very adventurous coyote to travel to midtown Manhattan," Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe told...

2006-01-24 08:00:37

NEW YORK (AP) - For the second time in as many months, workers excavating a subway tunnel on the southern tip of Manhattan struck what is believed to be a pre-Revolutionary stone wall. City official are still unsure of the exact date of the wall or its purpose, but agree that, like the first wall, it should be preserved. "It's a historic wall of some kind," Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe told The New York Times in Monday editions. The first wall was uncovered in November and workers...