Latest New York state parks Stories

2011-04-28 14:14:00

NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world's leading car-sharing network, announced a new program to outfit 20 SUVs in its New York City fleet with Yakima bicycle racks and Empire Passport permits to New York State Parks. This new program comes as part of Zipcar's partnership with Bike New York, and gives New Yorkers greater access to enjoy their bikes outside of the city - whether to train for upcoming bicycle races and tours or simply enjoy the area's...

2009-06-17 15:22:54

Officials at New York state golf courses said they are frustrated by a company that sells second-hand reservations at inflated prices, but they can't stop it. Bethpage State Park director Dave Catalano said the company, New York Golf Shuttles, has been buying up coveted tee times for the Bethpage Black course -- which charges $60 per round for locals and $120 for out-of-state visitors -- and reselling them for $850 to locals and $900 to out-of-staters, the New York Post reported Wednesday....

2008-08-18 21:00:18

By Miguel Rodriguez When you're a precocious, awestruck 9-year-old visiting the beach for the first time, it's easy to think one of the Great Lakes is the ocean. But there's no mistaking the fact that young Sarah Woolson had a ton of fun Tuesday during her trip to Wilson-Tuscarora State Park's beach. She was mesmerized by the vastness of Lake Ontario and took delight in being able to see the skyscrapers in Toronto off in the distance across the lake. She climbed the small trees on the...

2008-08-05 06:00:24

By Danny Teigman, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Aug. 5--A long-planned 14-mile bike path along Ocean Parkway, stretching from Wantagh Parkway to the Robert Moses Causeway, has met opposition from barrier island residents concerned about its potential effect on the area's natural environment. The path, proposed in 1993, would run along the north side of the parkway. It is still more than a year away from the bidding process and three years from anticipated completion, according to the state...

2008-07-30 09:00:45

By John F. Bonfatti, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 30--With a car full of bathing suit-clad youngsters, Laura Goetz pulled up Tuesday to Woodlawn Beach State Park in Hamburg, to be told no swimming was allowed. "They said, 'We're going to the beach, and we can't swim? Why are we going?,' " Goetz said. "How do you explain that to the kids?" Not easily, not when the sun shines bright, the beach stretches wide and the water is an inviting shade of aquamarine. But the dilemma arises too...

2008-07-14 21:00:18

By Christine Smyczynski It's summer and time to hit the beach! With an abundance of lakes and rivers in the area, there are numerous beaches to choose from for sun and fun along lakes Erie and Ontario. My hands-down favorite beach is Ontario Beach Park, (585-256- 4950 Lake and Beach Avenues, Rochester), located on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Genesee River in Rochester, about a two-hour drive from Buffalo. Why travel so far to this beach, when there are many much closer? To begin...

2008-06-20 06:00:29

By Chau Lam, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 20--Babylon residents living on the barrier beaches are livid that Supervisor Steven Bellone and town board members struck a deal to let Verizon Communications sell FiOS to all town residents but them. "It's like the town sold us out," said John Brunkard, 38, a Suffolk County police officer who lives on Oak Beach. "We pay a lot of taxes over here, and we're being treated like second-class citizens." Bellone did not return calls for comment....

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.