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Latest New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Stories

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....

2011-06-09 13:39:00

NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson today announced a five-year initiative to provide free Wi-Fi service at 26 locations in 20 New York City parks across the five boroughs. Starting today, AT&T Wi-Fi is available free of charge to any users at Battery Bosque in Battery Park, the north-end playground in Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, and around the recreation center at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem,...

2009-06-16 09:58:00

New York's venerable Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses step into the 21st century with the official grand reopening of the historic clubhouse. NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A special ribbon cutting celebration to mark the $10 million renovation of the Bronx's Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses and event venues is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. EDT on July 14, 2009. Pelham Bay & Split Rock, which opened in 1901, are reintroducing themselves to the New York metropolitan areas...

2009-03-23 07:00:00

Infor EAM Enterprise Edition to Increase Productivity and Reduce Costs for Department Serving More Than 8 Million Residents ATLANTA, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Infor Public Sector today announced the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has selected Infor EAM Enterprise Edition to manage the department's assets. Infor EAM Enterprise Edition is a comprehensive enterprise asset management solution that will provide the department visibility into its assets and maintenance schedules...

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...