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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.

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

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
Yournabe.com - 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

Judge Strikes Down Randall's Island Deal
WBAI NY Evening News - 11:00pm - December 22, 2009 - By Jose Santiago
09:35 - 14:50

Court Shoots Down City Deal With Private Schools
New York Times City Room - December 22, 2009 - By Charles V. Bagli

No 'Coney Island Center' without environmental study
Courlier Life / New York Post - By Joe Maniscalco - December 21, 2009

24 Sites Cut From City Plan for 290 Parks
New York Times - December 16, 2009 - By Mireya Navarro

Marty's amphitheater worries commission
Bay News - December 16, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalco

City Design Commission puts Coney amphitheater vote on hold
New York Post: The Brooklyn Blog - December 14, 2009 - By Rich Calder

Hudson River Park under pier pressure
New York Post - December 14, 2009 - By Tom Topousis & Rich Calder

Saying he’s being railroaded, artist is arrested again
The Villager - December 9, 2009 - By Lincoln Anderson

CB 2 approves plans for park at Hunters Pt.
Times Ledger - December 9, 2009 - By Jeremy Walsh

Triple-Sized Union Square Park Playground Opens
The Epoch Times - December 3, 2009 - By Jack Phillips

High Line arrest takes art argument to another level
The Villager - December 2, 2009 - By Lincoln Anderson

Without Enough Public Money or Private Donors, Uptown Parks Suffer
The Uptowner - December 1, 2009 - By Sarah Butrymowicz

High Line's Stumbling Blocks
Chelsea Now - November 5, 2009

Union Square Residents Threaten Lawsuit over Park Restaurant
DNAinfo - October 18, 2009 - By Nicole Breskin

Bronx Residents Wait For Park At Old Stadium Site
NY 1 - November 14, 2009 - Dean Meminger

New York City Parks Not So Green - Parks fail to recycle more than 35,000 tons, says advocacy group
The Epoch Times - November 9, 2009 - by Evan Mantyk

Retractable roof could cover Coney Island amphitheater
New York Post - November 9, 2009 - By Rich Calder

Park's recycling is out with the trash
New York Post - November 9, 2009 - By Rich Calder

Parks Doesn't rule out amphitheater ULURP
Bay News - November 4, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalco

City Keeps (Stadium) gate open: Yanks fan's plan for memorial still in game
New York Daily News - November 3, 2009 - By Benjamin Peim

City, Parks Dept. Sued For Flawed Highline Design, Broken Ankle
The Gothamist - November 2, 2009 - By Jen Carlson

High Line Hit with suit
Metro NY - November 2, 2009 - By Amy Zimmer

New York back to the future
New York Daily News - November 1, 2009 - By Jacob E. Osterhout

Highline "Hazards" Could Cost City
1010 Wins - November 1, 2009 - By Sonia Rincon

Costly 'trips' on High Line
New York Post - November 1, 2009 - By James Fanelli & Rich Calder

As Their Numbers Grow, Questions Persist About Role Of BIDs In New York
City Hall News - October 28, 2009 - By Andrew Hawkins

Crime spike's no walk in the park
New York Post - October 25, 2009 - By James Fanelli

Mayor’s Environmental Record: Grand Plans and Small Steps Forward
New York Times - October 22, 2009 - By Mireya Navarro

We're paying $ 14M to open a few locks
New York Post - October 18, 2009 - by Angela Montefinise

Parks Enforcement Staff Short in Most Boroughs
The Chief - October 9, 2009 - By David Sims

Not so ‘amped up’ anymore: Borough president's $64M dream project gets verbal makeover
Bay News - October 9, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalco with Michèle De Meglio

Not easy going green - Bloomy's grand eco-plan hitting snags
New York Post - October 4, 2009 - Angela Montefinse

Your 2 Cents: Geoffrey Croft Of NYC Park Advocates
NY 1 - October 1, 2009

The Micro-Economy of Union Square
New York Magazine - September 27, 2009 - By Kevin Gray

Activists, pols 'Square' off over café in park
New York Post - September 27, 2009 - By James Fanelli

Tree Vandals Hit Queens Park, Uproot New Debate
NY 1 - September 24, 2009 - By CeFaan Kim

Fat cats turn park-keeper groups into their 'shady' money trees
New York Post - September 13, 2009 - By James Fanelli

Rally to Keep Payground Open
Fox 5 News - September 12, 2009

Protestors speak out against development
NYC Pavement Pieces - September 12, 2009 - By Rachel Wise

Marty's 'Potato chip' gets stale
The Brooklyn Paper - September 11, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalco

Marty hits pause - Drive to build new amphitheater is delayed
Bay News - September 10, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalco

City must PEP up and hire more park patrol officers
New York Daily News - September 2, 2009 - By Geoffrey Croft

Parks Enforcement Patrol not providing enough security
New York Daily News - September 2, 2009 - By Natalie Shields

City’s Beach Clubs Catch Government Scrutiny
New York Times - August 31, 2009 - Manny Fernandez

It's a walk in the park for conservancy heads: Private managers of city's public parks rake in lucrative salaries
Metro NY - August 25, 2009 - By Patrick Arden

East River esplanade takes a step forward
Metro NY - August 19, 2009

Macombs park turf too hot for them to handle! Critic's thermometer hits 150 degrees
New York Daily News - August 18, 2009 - By Bill Egbert

Bronx Golf Course Idea Now A Nightmare For NYC
WCBS TV - August 17, 2009 - By Marcia Kramer

Golf Site $100M in Rough - City 'Boondoggle'
New York Post - August 17, 2009 - By Rich Calder

Expert in Lawn Report Worked for the Parks Department
New York Times - City Room - August 7, 2009 - By Simon Akam

Sky 'High' Costs
Tax-Seeking New Park Already NY's Priciest

New York Post - August 3, 2009 - By Rich Calder

A Public - slash - Private Park
Gotham Gazette - August 2009 - By Alex Kane

The Selling of New York’s Parks
New York Magazine - July 28, 2009 - By Erica Orden

Lack of pools leaves many dry and angry
Metro NY - July 27, 2009 - By Pat Arden

Parks Dept. optimistic in spite of cuts
New York Post - July 27, 2009 - By Junico Simino

1st Amendment flap at Seaside Summer Concert Series
Bay News - July 21, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalco

Private picnic provokes parks protest
Crain’s New York Business - July 7, 2009 - By Daniel Massey

Between Two Beaches, Debate Crests Over a Park
City Limits - July 13, 2009 - By Alissa Ambrose

Article about Asser Levy Park
NRS - Daily Russian American Newspaper on the Web - July 7, 2009

'No' to Tax Break - Push for Related to keep Ruppert Park
Our Town - June 24, 2009 - By Zara Kessler

Mayor Bloomber's priorities out of whack
New York Daily News - June 16, 2009 - By Patrice O'Shaughnessy

Parks Gadfly Buzzes Establishment
The Huffington Post - June 15, 2009

An Army of One (Cover Story)
Crain's New York Busniess - June 15, 2009 - By Daniel Massey

NYC Park Advocates
YouTube - June 15, 2009 - By students at NYU

Two cities spurn crumb rubber in artificial turf
USA Today - June 10, 2009 - By A. J. Perez

Advocates for other parks angered by extra security for new High Line
New York Daily News - June 8, 2009 - June 10, 2009 - By Joy Resmovits, Kenny Porpora, Erin Einhorn

Raw Sewage Leak Closes Several NYC Beaches
WPIX 11 - June 9, 2009 - By Stephanie Barish

Safe Parks' Green' -est
New York Post - June 8, 2009 - By Bill Sanderson & John Doyle

Fun And Fumes - Parks near busy roadways raise concerns about car exhaust dangers (PDF)
AM NY - June 8, 2009 - By Ryan Chatelain

Animal - Rites Horror
Wanton Sects Litter Parks with Gore

New York Post - June 7, 2009 - By James Fanelli and Rich Calder

Privatized pavilion's opponents make another pitch to Board 5
The Villager - June 3, 2009 - By Albert Amateau

Bronx still waiting on city's field's of dreams
Metro NY - June 2, 2009 - By Patrick Arden

Asser Levy showdown looming
Bay News - May 28, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalco

Brooklyn Residents Protest Construction Of New Amphitheater
NY 1 - May 27, 2009

Fiscal Crisis Cuts City Park Plans
New York Post - May 26, 2009 - By Rich Calder

Federal stimulus funds will open Randall's Island to Bronxites
Mott Haven Herald - May 26, 2009 - By Lindsay Lazarski

Theater of the Outraged
Bay News - May 21, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalco

Group's study blasts city for park replacement lags
New York Daily News - May 19. 2009 - Bill Egbert

Coney Island Cluster
Rally against Markowitz's 'Potato chip' plan (PDF)

The Brooklyn Paper - May 22, 2009 - By Gersh Kuntzman

Coney Sound & Fury
New York Post - May 18, 2009 - By C. J. Sullivan

'Court' Fight Over Famed Village Hoops Site
New York Post - May 18, 2009 - By Rich Calder

Group Fights Marty's 'Potoato Chip'
The Brooklyn Paper - May 18, 2008 By Gersh Kuntzman

Battle pits synagogue vs. B'klyn concert hall
Metro NY - May 18, 2009 - By Pat Arden

Protest To Keep Amphitheater Open
NY 1 - May 17, 2009

Amphitheater Protest
News 12 - Brooklyn - May 17, 2009

Damn Yankees
Hey Sports Fans, get a load of The House That Greed Wrecked

Metro NY - May 13, 2009 - By Patrick Arden

NY Yankees to Auction Off Old Stadium Memorabilia
WNYC - May 11, 2009

Broken Promises - Yankees Replacement Parks
NPR - "Only A Game" (www.onlyagame.org | 8:12-13:.23) - May 9, 2009 - By Kirk Carapezza

Are our Public Parks for Sale?
WNBC News - May 8, 2009 - By Brain Ries

Saving Ruppert Playground
Our Town - May 7, 2009

Dropping the Ball
How the New Yankee Stadium Turned Parks into Parking Lots

E/The Environmental Magazine - May /June 2009 - By Matt Johanson

In a Dense District, a Park in Peril
New York Times - May 2, 2009 - By Saki Knafo

UES Protest Proposed High-Rise In Local Park Space
The Epoch Times - April 27, 2009 - By Catherine Yang

Protestors want playground to stay
Metro NY - April 27, 2009 - By Patrick Arden

Curbed: CurbedWire: Ruppert Rally Illustrated, Architects Storm LIC
Curbed - April 27, 2009

Developers May Raze UES Playground for Another Bad Creation
gothamist - April 27, 2009 - Billy Parker

Upper East Side Playground May Sprout 40-Story Tower
Curbed - April 27, 2009

East Side Park Fury
New York Post - April 27, 2009 - by Edmund Demarche

Save Ruppert Park Rally
1010 WINS News Radio - April 26, 2009

What a dump that Fresh Creek Nature Preserve is, Canarsie, cries
New York Daily News - April 25, 2009 - By Jeff Wilkins

Protestors target Related Cos. park project
Crains New York Business - April 24, 2009 - by Daniel Massey

Fans and opponents attend opening of Yankee Stadium
The Bronx Times - April 23, 2009 - By Daniel Beekman

Displaced by Yankees, Some Bronx Athletic Teams Go Homeless
New York Times - April 18, 2009 - By Manny Fernandez

Promises to Replace Parkland Taken For Yankee Stadium Not Kept
WBAI Evening News - April 16, 2009 - reported by Jose Santiago

Yankees and Bronx Park Controversy
Fox Five News - April 16, 2009 - Reported by Rob Malcolm

Park Protest Hits the Bronx
Crains New York Business - April 7, 2009

Boardwalk Rock - City Push for Coney Concerts
New York Post - April 4, 2009 - By Rich Calder

Report From The New Yankee Stadium
Fox News - April 4, 2009 - By Linda Schmidt

Union Square Pavilion Restaurant Gets Green Light From Judge
Gothamist - March 31, 2009 - By John Del Signore

Judge dismisses suit against Union Square Park
Associated Press - March 30, 2009

Coney residents protest boro prez's concert arena
New York Daily News - March 29, 2009 - By Elizabeth Hayes

New Stadium park in on-deck circle
New York Daily News - March 23, 2009 - By Bill Egbert

Marty Faces Fight; Many vow to block amphitheater
Bay News - March 19, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalco

Nuestros ninos Merecen Mejor que el cesped articial
El Diaro/La Presnsa - March 18, 2009 - By Geoffrey Croft

Lack Of Parks Surround New Stadium, For Now
NY 1 - March 18, 2008 - Reporter - Shazia Khan

Turf Wars
Road to City Hall - NY 1 - March 13, 2008 - Reporter - Dominic Carter

Reject Bloomberg's pay-to-play arrogance
New York Daily News - March 10, 2009 - by Juan Gonzalez

Lead test Heats Up Turf War; City Considers A Moratorium On Crumb Rubber Fields
West Side Spirit - February 19, 2009 - By Sarah Seltzer

PARK POLITICS: Debate Rages Over Artificial Turf As Council Revisits Material's Use
Queens Tribune - February 19, 2009 - By Vladic Ravich

The great Bronx heist
Examiner.com - February 16, 2009 - By Bernie Mooney

A look at “Marty’s Potato Chip” aka the Grimshaw Amphitheater
Gowanus Lounge - February 13, 2009

Parks tests artificial surfaces for toxic lead
Queens Chronicle - February 12, 2009 - By Paul Leonard

City yields ground on crumb rubber in turf wars
New York Daily News - February 10, 2009 - By Frank Lombardi with Erin Einhorn

City yields ground on crumb rubber in turf wars
New York Daily News - February 10, 2009 - By Frank Lombardi with Erin Einhorn

World Journal.com
- New York, USA

Sina.com
- Beijing,China

Sina News (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong

Rubber parks ended
Metro NY - February 9, 2009 - By Patrick Arden

City Holds Hearing on Synthetic Turf
NY1 - February 9, 2009

Toxic turf troubles park
Metro NY - February 9, 2009 - By Patrick Arden

At City’s Synthetic Fields, High Lead Levels Fuel Debate
New York Times - February 9, 2009 - By Cara Buckley

City Eyes Ban on Toxic Turf
New York Post - February 9, 2009 - By Rebecca Rosenberg

New Turf Battle in Park: Getting the Lead out of field
New York Daily News - February 9, 2009 - By Lore Croghan

Toxic Turf and City Parks
Fox 5 NY - February 8, 2009 - by Lisa Evers

Toxic Turf
WABC News - February 8, 2009

Lawmakers and community activists call for a moratorium on synthetic turf fields.
NY1 - February 8, 2009

Turf War Brewing in New York City Parks
1010 WINS - February 8, 2009

Critics jeer amphitheater - Park advocates denounce plan for new Coney Island Ctr.
yournabe.com - February 6, 2009 - By Joe Maniscalo

Why can’t this man dig in Prospect Park?
The Brooklyn Paper - February 5, 2009 - By Mike Mclaughlin

Residents say no to Marty's giant potato chip in park
Gowanus Lounge - February 2009 - By David Glenn

Stadium's Parks $oar
New York Post - January 28, 2009 - By Sally Godenberg

Taxpayers' running tab: Cost for parkland at Yankee Stadium up 67%r
New York Daily News - January 28, 2009 - By Greg. B. Smith

Cost Of Yankee Stadium Parks Called Into Question
NY1 - January 27, 2009 - By Dean Meminger

Coney residents: Asser Levy us alone!
The Brooklyn Paper - January 23, 2009 - By Mike McLaughlin

$ 64 Million Question: New Seaside Park Amphitheater
Brooklyn Daily Eagle - January 23, 2009 - By Harold Egelin

Opposition To New Coney Amphitheater
Curbed - January 16, 2009 - By Robert

Opposition to Markowitz Coney Ampitheater Building?
Gowanus Lounge - January 16, 2009

The Yankees, the Mob, and the Two-Headed Bailout
Esquire - January 13, 2009 - By John H. Richardson

Early Spring for W'burg state park?>
New York Daily News - January 7, 2009 - By Erin Durkin

Mayor Mike and the Yanks: How Suite It Is
Village Voice - January 6, 2009 - By Tom Robbins

Pol: No More Turf In City Pks. Until Fields Tested For Toxins Seek Synthetic Ban After Lead Found
Times Newsweekly - December 31, 2008

City Council's Bill de Blasio, Jessica Lappin hot over playground mats
New York Daily News - December 31, 2008 - By Rachel Monahan

City Shuts Playground Over Lead Concern
New York Times - December 24, 2008 - By Sewell Chan

Harlem Park Closed for High Lead Level
WNYC - December 24, 2008 - By Jenna Flannagan

Toxic Turf
MY 9 News TV - December 23, 2008, 10:20 pm

City Park Tests Positive For Lead
NY1 - December 23, 2008 - By Ty Chandler

Toxic Turf
WABC Eyewitness News 7 - December 23, 2008

Elevated Lead Levels at Harlem Soccer Field
Fox 5 - December 23, 2008

Toxic Turf
1010 WINS Radio - December 23, 2008 - By Jim Powers

Press Release - City Must Issue an Immediate Moratorium on the Installation of Artificial Turf: Synthetic Turf Field Shut Down in East Harlem after Testing Revealed High Lead Levels
By Besty Gotbaum, Public Advocate for the City of New York - December 23, 2008

Park closed for toxic turf
Metro NY - December 23, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Lead in turf shuts East Harlem field
New York Daily News - December 22, 2008 - By Frank Lombardi

Looking Ahead to the New Year: Predictions 2009
Gotham Gazette - December 22, 2008 - By Geoffrey Croft

Goal! Astoria soccer field opens
Queens Chronicle - December 11, 2008 - By Paul Leonard

'Benefits' of stadium are a city whitewash
New York Daily News - December 3, 2008 - By Bettina Damiani and Geoffrey Croft

The Yankees will play, but for now, kids won't
New York Daily News - December 2, 2008 - By Bill Egbert

Funds cuts precinct's plans
New York Daily News - December 2, 2008 - By Lisa Coangelo

Park labor battle in bloom
New York Daily News - November 25, 2008 - By Lisa Coangelo

Coney's $ 64 Mil Rock In The Park
New York Post - November 24, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Brand-new park in Williamsburg shut down for winter
New York Daily News - November 13, 2008 - By Erin Durkin

W'Burg Park Budget Victim
New York Post - November 12, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Paterson Budget Cuts Shutter Popular Brooklyn Park
WNBC News Channel 4 - November 12, 2008 - By Brian Ries

Recalling square’s history, fearing for its future
The Villager - October 29, 2008 - By Jefferson Siegel

Union Sq celebrates historic anniversary
Metro NY - October 24, 2008 by Amy Zimmer

Private group contracts cause safety patrol dip for borough parklands
New York Daily News - October 4th 2008 By Lisa L. Colangelo

Hopes of quick park completion eroding
The Villager - October 3, 2008 - By Julie Shapiro

Does the Yankees Park Deal cheat the Bronx?
The Village Voice - September 22, 2008 - By Neil deMause

City's field of schemes in Bronx?
New York Daily News - September 22, 2008 - By Bill Egbert

Randall's Island Quietly Transforms City Now footing Full Bill For New fields, Bike Paths, Infrastructure and Other Improvements
Our Town - September 22, 2008 - By Adam Bloch

Upkeep is missing in park rehab plan. Critics: Cash for construction, but little for maintenance
Metro NY - August 27, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Bloomberg is high on bridge path
New York Daily News - August 27, 2008 - by Erin Einhorn

Mayor's Bad Timing
New York Post - August 27, 2008 - By David Seifman

No sign of playground safety mat warning in Sunset Park playground
New York Daily News - August 21, 2008 - By Rachel Monahan

South Bronx residents cry foul as parks get Yanked for Stadium construction
New York Daily News - August 19, 2008 by Ian Begley

Parkgoers not all convinced by the city's safety claims with artificial grass
New York Daily News - August 18, 2008 - By Daeanee Nasongkjla and Nitzia Scott

With Yankee Stadium Construction, the Bronx Strikes out on Places to Play
New York Daily News - August 11, 2008 - By Myles Nickolas Miller, Fara Orin, and Amanda Vazquez

High Temps On Turf Fields Spark Safety Concerns
NPR - August 7, 2008 - By Allison Aubrey

Playground Mats Burns
SingTao Daily - July 30, 2008

Burned Playground Update
Fox 5 NY - July 29, 2008

Parks workers threaten parents with summons over kids going barefoot
New York Daily News - July 29, 2008

Concerns grow over phony turf as Rufus King Park opens new field
New York Daily News - July 28, 2008 - By Barry Paddock

City Officials Stress Beach Safety
NY 1 - July 28, 2008

Yankee Stadium’s worth? Planned Congressional inquiry may find that two sets of books exist
Metro - July 28, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Congress probing whether city wildly inflated value of land for new stadium
New York Daily News - July 27, 2008 - By Juan Gonzalez

Press Release - Signs Intended to Protect Children at Playgrounds Must be in English and Spanish
By Besty Gotbaum, Public Advocate for the City of New York - July 25, 2008

Playground Dangers - Scalding Hot playground equipment is a serious threat to children
Good Morning America - July 24, 2008 - WABC

Hot Park Equipment No Child's Play Tests Show Playground Equipment Hot Enough to Cause Second-Degree Burns
ABC News - July 24, 2008

Beware Of Playground Burn Dangers - The black protective mats at city playgrounds pose the risk of severe burns to children's feet
News Channel 6 ABC WJBF - TV - Augusta, GA - July 24, 2008

Playground burns toddler The parents of a burned toddler are issuing a warning for others about playground dangers
CNN - July 23, 2008

City on hot seat over turf signs
Metro July 23, 2008 - by Patrick Arden

Mike Bloomberg goes to the (park) mat
New York Daily News - July 22, 2008 - by Adam Lisberg

Betsy burns over mats
New York Daily News - July 22, 2008 by Rachel Monahan

Hot Footing
New York Daily News - July 22, 2008 by Elizabeth Benjamin

Kids Burned By Sizzling NYC Playgrounds
The Drudge Report - July 22, 2008

Hot playground fix urged
Metro - July 22, 2008

Hot playground fix urged (PDF)
Metro - July 22, 2008

Cartoon of Children Being Burned on Rubber Safety Mats
New York Daily News - July 22, 2008

Warning to parents: Kids are burning their feet on playgrounds
KARE 11 WNBC Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 21, 2008

Fun-In-Sun Peril To City Kids Playground Heat Burns Tiny Feet
New York Post - July 21, 2008 - by Rebecca Rosenberg and Jennifer Fermino

Press Release - Parks Department Must Immediately Replace or Treat Dangerous Playground Material That is Causing Burns to Kids
By Betsy Gotbaum, Public Advocate for the City of New York - July 21, 2008

Are playground mats too hot to handle?
New York Times- City Room - July 21, 2008 - by Sewell Chan

Official Calls For Replacement Of Playground Mats
WCBS TV - July 21, 2008

Playgrounds not always a good place to cool off
News 12 - Brooklyn - July 21, 2008

Fox 5 5pm & 10pm - July 21, 2008

UPN9 10pm - July 21, 2008

Kids Burned By Sizzling NYC Playgrounds, Parents Complain
WNBC 4 NY - July 20, 2008

Parents Say kids are being burned by NYC Playgrounds
AP - July 21, 2008

Hot playground mats worry parents
UPI - July 21, 2008

Press Release
Besty Gotbaum - July 21, 2008

Parents Urge City To replace Hot Rubber Mats City Playgrounds
NY1 - July 21, 2008

Children Burned by Playground Equipment
NBC Weather Plus - July 21, 2008

Child burned at NYC playground spurs Lawsuit
Time Out: Kids Blog - July 21, 2008

Advocates: NYC Ignores Hazards, Demand Testing
1010 WINS - July 20, 2008

NYC Failing To Remedy Playground Burns Surface Temperatures Of Mats Still At Dangerous Levels; Angry Parents Demanding Solutions
WCBS 2 NY - July 20, 2008

Group claims playground equipment too hot
WABC News 7 July 20, 2008

Angry parents demand removal of overheated playground mats
New York Daily News - July 20, 2008 - by Jeff Willkins, Elizabeth Hays and Rachel Monahan

Burning issue at hot tot lots
Metro - July 20, 2008 - by Andrew S. Garib

Parents Outraged by Burning - Hot Playgrounds in NYC
The Epoch Times - July 20, 2008

Park signs give only tepid warning on hot synthetic turf
New York Daily News - July 17, 2008 - By Ayala Falk

Rip-Off in the Bronx
WNBC - July 10, 2008 - By Gabe Pressman

Parks Dept. Scrambles To Rid Parks of Illegal Activities
NY Sun - July 9, 2008 - By Anna Phillips

Fake Turf Heat Alert
Metro - July 9, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Trash And A Tombstone
New York Post - July 7, 2008 - By Rich Calder

City's Park 'Row'
New York Post - July 7, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Raiders of The Lost Parks
New York Post - July 6, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Raiders of The Lost Parks
New York Post (YouTube) - July 6, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Parks' fake grass can reach a scorching 162 degrees
New York Daily News - July 5, 2008 - By Jeff Wilkins and Elizabeth Hays

The Disappearing Parkland in the South Bronx
New York Times - Letter to the Editor - June 23, 2008 by Geoffrey Croft & Lukas Herbert

Parks’ $64M mulligan
Metro New York - June 17, 2008 - by Patrick Arden 2008

NY Assembly questions Yankee Stadium funding
USA Today via AP - June 12, 2008 - By Michael Gormley and Karen Matthews

Talks Focus on Bronx Golf Course
New York Times - City Room - June 16, 2008 - By Sewell Chan

A Better Budget Outlook… To Some
Gotham Gazette - May 27, 2008 - by Courtney Gross

Washington’s and Robeson’s spirits haunt pavilion plan
The Villager - By Jefferson Siegel - June 11 - 17, 2008

Report Says City and Yankees Deceptively Stole Parkland
Norwood News - May 29, 2008 - By Alex Kratz

Fairmount can't keap up
Metro Philadelphia - May 30, 2008 - by Brian X. Mccrone

Yankees Seek More Public Financing for New Stadium
Fox News 44- June 11, 2008 - by Andrea Day

Expansion Of East River Promenade Delayed
NY 1 News - June 9, 2008 - By Roger Clark

Synthetic Turf Health Debate Takes Root
Environmental Health Perspectives - March 2008 By Luz Claudio

Bronx Boys of Summer Hunt for Place to Play
City Limits - June 2, 2008 - By David Green

$15M For the Birds - City Bids to Woo Sparrows to 'Trash Island'
New York Post - June 2, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Yankees Parkland
Gotham Gazette - Recent Reports - May 23, 2008

Yankees, city not a hit with NYC Park Advocates
News 12 Bronx - May 23, 2008

City accused of Yankee parkland 'shell game'
amNewYork - May 23, 2008 - By Ryan Chatelain

Proposed Queens Police Station Is Criticized as 'Land Grab'
NY Sun - May 20, 2008 - by Benjamin Sarlin

Flushing Meadows-Corona park eyed for NYPD stationhouse
New York Daily News - May 20th 2008 - By Alison Gendar and Lisa L. Colangelo

Union Sq. work restart O.K.’d, but pavilion is on back burner
The Villager - May 14, 2008 - By Albert Amateau

City gives pass to toxic turf ballfields
Metro New York - May 15, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Doctor of fake turf: It's a 'potential risk'
Metro New York - May 15, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

New Bronx Ball Field Opens
NY 1 - April 18, 2008

Report: Turf Isn't Dangerous
WNYC - May 15, 2008 - By Mathew Shurman

Turf war sizzles at city's parks
New York Daily News - May 15, 2008 - By Kathleen Lucadamo

Study Finds No Evidence of Risk in Synthetic Turf
New York Times - May 15, 2008 - By Timothy Williams

Bloomberg privatizing Union Square?
Online Journal Associate Editor ¬— May 8, 2008 ¬— By Jerry Mazza

Court bars NYC from building restaurant in Union Square Park

Associated Press - May 7, 2008

Judge Halts Plans for Union Square Park Restaurant
NY Mag — Grub Street - May 7, 2008

Union Square Pavilion Restaurant a No-Go, Judge Rules
Gothamist - May 7, 2008 - By John Del Signore

Judge on Union Square Park: Renovations O.K., But Hold Off on Restaurant
New York Observer - May 7, 2008 - By Eliot Brown

Mayor Mike and the Yanks: How Suite It Is
Village Voice - January 6, 2009 - By Tom Robbins

Pol: No More Turf In City Pks. Until Fields Tested For Toxins Seek Synthetic Ban After Lead Found
Times Newsweekly - December 31, 2008 - By Sewell Chan

City Council's Bill de Blasio, Jessica Lappin hot over playground mats
New York Daily News - December 31, 2008 - By Rachel Monahan

City Shuts Playground Over Lead Concern
New York Times - December 24, 2008 - By Sewell Chan

Harlem Park Closed for High Lead Level
WNYC - December 24, 2008 - By Jenna Flannagan

Toxic Turf
MY 9 News TV - December 23, 2008, 10:20 pm

City Park Tests Positive For Lead
NY1 - December 23, 2008 - By Ty Chandler

Toxic Turf
WABC Eyewitness News 7 - December 23, 2008

Elevated Lead Levels at Harlem Soccer Field
Fox 5 - December 23, 2008

Toxic Turf
1010 WINS Radio - December 23, 2008 - By Jim Powers

Press Release - City Must Issue an Immediate Moratorium on the Installation of Artificial Turf: Synthetic Turf Field Shut Down in East Harlem after Testing Revealed High Lead Levels
By Besty Gotbaum, Public Advocate for the City of New York - December 23, 2008

Park closed for toxic turf
Metro NY - December 23, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Lead in turf shuts East Harlem field
New York Daily News - December 22, 2008 - By Frank Lombardi

Looking Ahead to the New Year: Predictions 2009
Gotham Gazette - December 22, 2008 - By Geoffrey Croft

Goal! Astoria soccer field opens
Queens Chronicle - December 11, 2008 - By Paul Leonard

'Benefits' of stadium are a city whitewash
New York Daily News - December 3, 2008 - By Bettina Damiani and Geoffrey Croft

The Yankees will play, but for now, kids won't
New York Daily News - December 2, 2008 - By Bill Egbert

Funds cuts precinct's plans
New York Daily News - December 2, 2008 - By Lisa Coangelo

Park labor battle in bloom
New York Daily News - November 25, 2008 - By Lisa Coangelo

Brand-new park in Williamsburg shut down for winter
New York Daily News - November 13, 2008 - By Erin Durkin

W'Burg Park Budget Victim
New York Post - November 12, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Paterson Budget Cuts Shutter Popular Brooklyn Park
WNBC News Channel 4 - November 12, 2008 - By Brian Ries

Recalling square’s history, fearing for its future
The Villager - October 29, 2008 - By Jefferson Siegel

Union Sq celebrates historic anniversary
Metro NY - October 24, 2008 by Amy Zimmer

Private group contracts cause safety patrol dip for borough parklands
New York Daily News - October 4th 2008 By Lisa L. Colangelo

Hopes of quick park completion eroding
The Villager - October 3, 2008 - By Julie Shapiro

Does the Yankees Park Deal cheat the Bronx?
The Village Voice - September 22, 2008 - By Neil deMause

City's field of schemes in Bronx?
New York Daily News - September 22, 2008 - By Bill Egbert

Randall's Island Quietly Transforms City Now footing Full Bill For New fields, Bike Paths, Infrastructure and Other Improvements
Our Town - September 22, 2008 - By Adam Bloch

Upkeep is missing in park rehab plan. Critics: Cash for construction, but little for maintenance
Metro NY - August 27, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Bloomberg is high on bridge path
New York Daily News - August 27, 2008 - by Erin Einhorn

Mayor's Bad Timing
New York Post - August 27, 2008 - By David Seifman

No sign of playground safety mat warning in Sunset Park playground
New York Daily News - August 21, 2008 - By Rachel Monahan

South Bronx residents cry foul as parks get Yanked for Stadium construction
New York Daily News - August 19, 2008 by Ian Begley

Parkgoers not all convinced by the city's safety claims with artificial grass
New York Daily News - August 18, 2008 - By Daeanee Nasongkjla and Nitzia Scott

With Yankee Stadium Construction, the Bronx Strikes out on Places to Play
New York Daily News - August 11, 2008 - By Myles Nickolas Miller, Fara Orin, and Amanda Vazquez

High Temps On Turf Fields Spark Safety Concerns
NPR - August 7, 2008 - By Allison Aubrey

Playground Mats Burns
SingTao Daily - July 30, 2008

Burned Playground Update
Fox 5 NY - July 29, 2008

Parks workers threaten parents with summons over kids going barefoot
New York Daily News - July 29, 2008

Concerns grow over phony turf as Rufus King Park opens new field
New York Daily News - July 28, 2008 - By Barry Paddock

City Officials Stress Beach Safety
NY 1 - July 28, 2008

Yankee Stadium’s worth? Planned Congressional inquiry may find that two sets of books exist
Metro - July 28, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Congress probing whether city wildly inflated value of land for new stadium
New York Daily News - July 27, 2008 - By Juan Gonzalez

Press Release - Signs Intended to Protect Children at Playgrounds Must be in English and Spanish
By Besty Gotbaum, Public Advocate for the City of New York - July 25, 2008

Playground Dangers - Scalding Hot playground equipment is a serious threat to children
Good Morning America - July 24, 2008 - WABC

Hot Park Equipment No Child's Play Tests Show Playground Equipment Hot Enough to Cause Second-Degree Burns
ABC News - July 24, 2008

Beware Of Playground Burn Dangers - The black protective mats at city playgrounds pose the risk of severe burns to children's feet
News Channel 6 ABC WJBF - TV - Augusta, GA - July 24, 2008

Playground burns toddler The parents of a burned toddler are issuing a warning for others about playground dangers
CNN - July 23, 2008

City on hot seat over turf signs
Metro July 23, 2008 - by Patrick Arden

Mike Bloomberg goes to the (park) mat
New York Daily News - July 22, 2008 - by Adam Lisberg

Betsy burns over mats
New York Daily News - July 22, 2008 by Rachel Monahan

Hot Footing
New York Daily News - July 22, 2008 by Elizabeth Benjamin

Kids Burned By Sizzling NYC Playgrounds
The Drudge Report - July 22, 2008

Hot playground fix urged
Metro - July 22, 2008

Hot playground fix urged (PDF)
Metro - July 22, 2008

Cartoon of Children Being Burned on Rubber Safety Mats
New York Daily News - July 22, 2008

Warning to parents: Kids are burning their feet on playgrounds
KARE 11 WNBC Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 21, 2008

Fun-In-Sun Peril To City Kids Playground Heat Burns Tiny Feet
New York Post - July 21, 2008 - by Rebecca Rosenberg and Jennifer Fermino

Press Release - Parks Department Must Immediately Replace or Treat Dangerous Playground Material That is Causing Burns to Kids
By Betsy Gotbaum, Public Advocate for the City of New York - July 21, 2008

Are playground mats too hot to handle?
New York Times- City Room - July 21, 2008 - by Sewell Chan

Official Calls For Replacement Of Playground Mats
WCBS TV - July 21, 2008

Playgrounds not always a good place to cool off
News 12 - Brooklyn - July 21, 2008

Fox 5 5pm & 10pm - July 21, 2008

UPN9 10pm - July 21, 2008

Kids Burned By Sizzling NYC Playgrounds, Parents Complain
WNBC 4 NY - July 20, 2008

Parents Say kids are being burned by NYC Playgrounds
AP - July 21, 2008

Hot playground mats worry parents
UPI - July 21, 2008

Press Release
Besty Gotbaum - July 21, 2008

Parents Urge City To replace Hot Rubber Mats City Playgrounds
NY1 - July 21, 2008

Children Burned by Playground Equipment
NBC Weather Plus - July 21, 2008

Child burned at NYC playground spurs Lawsuit
Time Out: Kids Blog - July 21, 2008

Advocates: NYC Ignores Hazards, Demand Testing
1010 WINS - July 20, 2008

NYC Failing To Remedy Playground Burns Surface Temperatures Of Mats Still At Dangerous Levels; Angry Parents Demanding Solutions
WCBS 2 NY - July 20, 2008

Group claims playground equipment too hot
WABC News 7 July 20, 2008

Angry parents demand removal of overheated playground mats
New York Daily News - July 20, 2008 - by Jeff Willkins, Elizabeth Hays and Rachel Monahan

Burning issue at hot tot lots
Metro - July 20, 2008 - by Andrew S. Garib

Parents Outraged by Burning - Hot Playgrounds in NYC
The Epoch Times - July 20, 2008

Park signs give only tepid warning on hot synthetic turf
New York Daily News - July 17, 2008 - By Ayala Falk

Rip-Off in the Bronx
WNBC - July 10, 2008 - By Gabe Pressman

Parks Dept. Scrambles To Rid Parks of Illegal Activities
NY Sun - July 9, 2008 - By Anna Phillips

Fake Turf Heat Alert
Metro - July 9, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Trash And A Tombstone
New York Post - July 7, 2008 - By Rich Calder

City's Park 'Row'
New York Post - July 7, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Raiders of The Lost Parks
New York Post - July 6, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Raiders of The Lost Parks
New York Post (YouTube) - July 6, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Parks' fake grass can reach a scorching 162 degrees
New York Daily News - July 5, 2008 - By Jeff Wilkins and Elizabeth Hays

The Disappearing Parkland in the South Bronx
New York Times - Letter to the Editor - June 23, 2008 by Geoffrey Croft & Lukas Herbert

Parks’ $64M mulligan
Metro New York - June 17, 2008 - by Patrick Arden 2008

NY Assembly questions Yankee Stadium funding
USA Today via AP - June 12, 2008 - By Michael Gormley and Karen Matthews

Talks Focus on Bronx Golf Course
New York Times - City Room - June 16, 2008 - By Sewell Chan

A Better Budget Outlook… To Some
Gotham Gazette - May 27, 2008 - by Courtney Gross

Washington’s and Robeson’s spirits haunt pavilion plan
The Villager - By Jefferson Siegel - June 11 - 17, 2008

Report Says City and Yankees Deceptively Stole Parkland
Norwood News - May 29, 2008 - By Alex Kratz

Fairmount can't keap up
Metro Philadelphia - May 30, 2008 - by Brian X. Mccrone

Yankees Seek More Public Financing for New Stadium
Fox News 44- June 11, 2008 - by Andrea Day

Expansion Of East River Promenade Delayed
NY 1 News - June 9, 2008 - By Roger Clark

Synthetic Turf Health Debate Takes Root
Environmental Health Perspectives - March 2008 By Luz Claudio

Bronx Boys of Summer Hunt for Place to Play
City Limits - June 2, 2008 - By David Green

$15M For the Birds - City Bids to Woo Sparrows to 'Trash Island'
New York Post - June 2, 2008 - By Rich Calder

Yankees Parkland
Gotham Gazette - Recent Reports - May 23, 2008

Yankees, city not a hit with NYC Park Advocates
News 12 Bronx - May 23, 2008

City accused of Yankee parkland 'shell game'
amNewYork - May 23, 2008 - By Ryan Chatelain

Proposed Queens Police Station Is Criticized as 'Land Grab'
NY Sun - May 20, 2008 - by Benjamin Sarlin

Flushing Meadows-Corona park eyed for NYPD stationhouse
New York Daily News - May 20th 2008 - By Alison Gendar and Lisa L. Colangelo

Union Sq. work restart O.K.’d, but pavilion is on back burner
The Villager - May 14, 2008 - By Albert Amateau

City gives pass to toxic turf ballfields
Metro New York - May 15, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Doctor of fake turf: It's a 'potential risk'
Metro New York - May 15, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

New Bronx Ball Field Opens
NY 1 - April 18, 2008

Report: Turf Isn't Dangerous
WNYC - May 15, 2008 - By Mathew Shurman

Turf war sizzles at city's parks
New York Daily News - May 15, 2008 - By Kathleen Lucadamo

Study Finds No Evidence of Risk in Synthetic Turf
New York Times - May 15, 2008 - By Timothy Williams

Bloomberg privatizing Union Square?
Online Journal Associate Editor ¬— May 8, 2008 ¬— By Jerry Mazza

Court bars NYC from building restaurant in Union Square Park

Associated Press - May 7, 2008

Judge Halts Plans for Union Square Park Restaurant
NY Mag — Grub Street - May 7, 2008

Union Square Pavilion Restaurant a No-Go, Judge Rules
Gothamist - May 7, 2008 - By John Del Signore

Judge on Union Square Park: Renovations O.K., But Hold Off on Restaurant
New York Observer - May 7, 2008 - By Eliot Brown

Mayor Bloomberg's Union Square Park restaurant deal tasteless
New York Daily News - April 30th 2008 - By Juan Gonzalez

City must show restraint on pavilion, trees, W.C.
The Villager - April 30, 2008 - By Albert Amateau

Union Square Park's Contentious Redevelopment
The Epoch Times - April 30, 2008 - By Tim McDevitt

It's an eatery too far, park activists argue
South China Morning Post - April 29, 2008 - By Rong Xiaoqing

Somehow, Park Development Becomes Blood Sport - Lawsuits, recriminations accompany a boom age for outdoor space
New York Observer - April 29, 2008 - By Eliot Brown

Judge Extends Injunction Against Union Square Restaurant
NY 1 - April 28, 2008 - By Milanee Kapadia

Real Local News: Union Square Development (podcast)
WNYC - Brian Lehrer - April 28, 2008

Court halts Union Square Pavilion construction
AM New York - April 29, 2008

Union Square rehab on hold after opponents file lawsuit
The Villager - April 23, 2008 - Jefferson Siegel

Judge Orders Timeout In Union Sq. Restaurant Rumble
New York Post - April 23, 2008 - By Zackary Goelman & Eric Lenkowitz

Judge Halts City's Union Square Development
The Gothamist - April 23, 2008

Judge Blocks Overhaul of Union Square Park
New York Times - April 23, 2008 - By Timothy Williams

Union Square Project in Doubt After Groups Sue City
New York Sun - April 23, 2008 - By Benjamin Sarlin

Court halts Union Square Pavilion construction
AM NY - April 22, 2008 - By David Freedlander

Despite critics, PS/MS 29 students enjoy new field
News 12 Bronx - April 18, 2008

City has no count on felled trees
Metro New York - April 14, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Union Square Boondoggle
The Indypendent - April 11, 2008 - By Alex Kane

Tennis center enthusiasts prepared to cause racket - Randall’s Island rehab’s latest addition could spark more furor
Metro New York - April 9, 2008 - by Patrick Arden

Mayor’s program: Plant million trees
Metro New York - April 2, 2008 - by Patrick Arden

Showing Power, but Weakening a Neighborhood
New York Times - March 31, 2008 - by Harvey Araton

Synthetic Turf Health Debate Takes Root
Environmental Health Perspectives - March 2008 - By Luz Claudio

Council members push for removal of pulverized tires from city parks
New York Daily News - March 26, 2008 - By Adam Lisberg

Costs for park at old Yankee Stadium jump 48%
New York Daily News - March 20th 2008 - By Kathleen Lucadamo

Cost Of Replacement Parks At Site Of New Yankee Stadium Soars
NY 1 - March 20, 2008 - By Dean Meminger

Parks Department vow continued use of controversial crumb rubber turf
New York Daily News - February 22, 2008 - By Adam Lisberg

Schools construction project nixes use of artificial turf made from ground tires
New York Daily News - February 21, 2008 - By Adam Lisberg

Randall's Island Hearing Delayed
New York Observer - February 19, 2008 - By Lysandra Ohrstrom

A Stairway to History from the Polo Grounds
New York Times - City Room - February 19, 2008 - By Timothy Williams

Greener Bronx with mayor's plan
New York Daily News - Be Our Guest - February 19, 2008 - By Adrian Benepe

City Hall tunes out judge's ruling on Randalls Island pay-to-play ballfield
New York Daily News - February 19, 2008 - By Juan Gonzalez

State Supreme Court Blocks Randall's Island Private School Deal
NY 1 - February 1, 2008 - By Lily Jamali

Judge kills Randall’s Island deal
Curbed.com- February 1, 2008 - by Robert

Bloomberg's empty promises are tradeoff for parkland lost to Yankees
New York Daily News - Be Our Guest - January 29, 2008 - By Geoffrey Croft

City Parks Officials Seek Safety Review of Synthetic Surfaces

New York Times - January 23, 2008 - By Timothy Williams

City asks for a mulligan on its new toxic turf ban
Metro New York - January 23, 2008 - By Patrick Arden

Activists Balk as Developers Move in on Stadium
New York Post - January 14, 2008 - By Bill Sanderson

Restaurant still on menu for Union Square
Metro NY - December 27, 2007 - By Patrick Arden

More to come: Press links from 2007 and prior