Latest New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Stories

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...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'