Subscribe to our channel here: https://www.goo.gl/KpbUAP If you think New York City's parks are crowded now, you should see how many people are buried below you. Lets rewind to the 1700s, when New York City was rampant with Yellow Fever, and more than 20,000 bodies were buried under Washington Square park, most of which are still there. Follow Time Out New York Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timeoutnewyork Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimeOutNewYork Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timeoutnewyork/
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Free Fitness! New York City Parks and Recreation Presents Shape Up NYC https://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc
Views: 992 Sarah Pusateri
WSJ's Stu Woo visited all 170-plus Brooklyn basketball courts maintained by New York City’s Parks and Recreation Department and created a comprehensive ranking. Here, he explains his methodology. Photo: Stu Woo/Video: Jennifer Weiss Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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Fort Tilden Military Base, in Queens is one of New York City's most interesting abandoned places. Please visit with caution, obey all local laws, and don't litter. Tell me in the comments if you'd consider visiting. why or why not? Make sure to follow along our NYC Playlists for more ideas of things to do on your next trip. N.Y.C Things To DO PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb_xU7RWYGbbYm1SHo4FjwcpNvefdPlFv NYC Tips Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb_xU7RWYGbZC8YiESUNqaf1CTXy6iEK8 SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://bit.ly/2ddsVMs More Info On Fort Tilden: Jacob Carlson's Abandoned NYC Playlist (Must Watch): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuINGWJgGjDfIJHa7ByFMj3VIaA3NSDcg&fbclid=IwAR1gYl3mb9sDvY9NLhZ_Ruz2bDmUKifLoEfvMe6jF8J0oft_3H6lw1Dd6RM I Found This Article Very Helpful: https://npplan.com/parks-by-state/new-york-national-parks/gateway-national-recreation-area-park-at-a-glance/gateway-national-recreation-area-military-sites/gateway-national-recreation-area-military-sites-at-fort-tilden/ Subscribe to Tal (The Traveling Clatt): https://www.youtube.com/user/moviemusicman1996 Support The Channel: I don't have a Patreon, but if you'd like to buy Adriana and I a $1 Pizza Slice, or a round of beers, or even dinner, much appreciated: http://www.paypal.me/herebebarr Buy Some Merchandise (T-Shirts/Hoodies/Coffee Mugs): https://teespring.com/stores/here-be-barrs-store WANT $40.00 off your first Airbnb stay?: http://bit.ly/2keuwJf TAKE 10% Off your Booking.Com Reservation: https://booki.ng/2oCFDfg SIGN UP FOR SCOTT'S CHEAP FLIGHTS, my BEST METHOD to FIND OUT ABOUT AMAZING FLIGHT DEALS: https://scottscheapflights.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=here_be_barr My Equipment: (Support this channel, by buying through these affiliate links) Canon M50 (Main Vlogging Camera): https://amzn.to/2v2b3Sb Brevite Backpack (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED): http://www.brevite.co/?rfsn=2276516.118c40 DJi Mavic Pro Drone: http://amzn.to/2qOfyJj CANON G7X MARK II: http://amzn.to/2ket6Oz GO PRO HERO 5: http://amzn.to/2iYr8g9 Go Pro Sport Kit/Accessories: http://amzn.to/2m0kUzF Big Joby Tripod: http://amzn.to/2m0mFNk Little Joby Tripod: http://amzn.to/2m0pApr New Outlander Daypack (20 L size great for holding gear): http://amzn.to/2mjy0KX Canon Battery Pack NB-13L: http://amzn.to/2kIWokF SanDisk Extreme 128GB Flash Memory Card: http://amzn.to/2jLJYsr Skinny Micromuff (essential for wind noise): http://micromuff.com/ CONNECT- FOLLOW ME ON IG: http://www.instagram.com/here.be.barr FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/herebebarr LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/herebebarr CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE: http://www.herebebarr.com SEND ME AN EMAIL: [email protected] "More About Here Be Barr" I'm Jon Barr, an ex-sportscaster turned travel vlogger. If you're looking for waste no-time ,incredibly informative videos loaded with useful travel tips, you've come to the right place! My vlogs are made for the savvy traveler. Subscribe to learn all of my travel tips, tricks, and secrets that have helped me visit 33 countries. Based out of NYC but always on the go. Don't be shy to reach out via Social Media or Private Message. If you're still curious about my background, this video will help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf5G1MbYizw Epidemic Sound- Greenery- Sarah The Illstrumentalist
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Created by Agency Magma and NYC Parks and Recreation in New York. http://www.agencymagma.com Associate Creative Directors: Will Thomsen, Kimberly Bartkowski. Lead Technologist: Connie Finkelman Creatives: Jeremy Brown, Jamie Victor, Harlan Erskine. Creative Director: Michael Ferrare. Sound Design: Quiver Sound
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Many will agree that Veronica White, NYC Parks and Recreation Commissioner, has the best job - all those flowers, trees, beaches, parks to think about. Land to develop; parks and lakes to maintain; threatened beaches and boardwalks to shore up and rebuild; golf courses to tend. Not so easy - but still, a great job. (Taped: 03/06/13) Journalist Sheryl McCarthy talks with newsmakers about their sources of inspiration. She has private conversations about public affairs issues with the people who report on them and those who ARE the story. The subjects range from global warming issues to domestic ones. Watch more at http://www.cuny.tv/show/onetoone
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For the 2nd year I participated in the City's Lap Swim Program. Everyone who swims 25 miles gets a tshirt, the people who swim the most miles in the first 5 weeks get a trophy. Then, at the end of the summer there's a party with a relay race. Thank you so much NYC Parks & Recreation! I love this program!
Views: 157 Stacy Horn
Rockaway Beach, New York City - 12:20 pm - August 28, 2014 The NYC Parks Department instituted a ban on boogeyboards this summer. Enforcing the policy is Officer A. Jones. Officer Jones consistently uses profanity beyond what is shown here, even when telling the father of a toddler to deflate a two-foot inflatable shark last week. Today Officer Jones raised his middle finger to a boogeyboarder exercising civil disobedience. When he discovered I was filming he demanded I stop and whacked at the camera twice. This despite a recent memo from NYPD Commissioner Bratton informing officers they need to allow the public to film them. I implore NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver issue a similar statement. Further, he needs to direct officers to refrain from hitting photographers, using profanity or driving on their scooters at excessive speeds along the beach. Anyone tuning into the NYC Parks Department radio frequency will hear a steady stream of gutter language, arguing and buck-passing. Officer Jones needs immediate anger management therapy. Part of this therapy should involve a public apology to Rockaway Beach goers printed in The Wave, Rockaway Beat and Rockaway Times for years of rude behavior. Currently, Officer Jones does not exhibit the social skills necessary to behave politely in public. I must mention that the Rockaway Beach lifeguards and sanitation staff, while employed by the same department, have exhibited nothing but professionalism and extreme courage in my 16 years here. Parks Department security personnel would be well-served to follow their excellent example of public service.
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Tango lesson for beginners by Strictly Tango NYC at NYC Parks and Recreation Chelsea Manhattan, NY (February 2019). The music in this video belongs to the copyright owner. Visit : www.strictlytangonyc.com
Views: 6 Infinity Metta Holistic Shop
A11yNYC May 2 2017 - Accessibility in NYC Parks - Christopher Noel https://www.meetup.com/A11yNYC/events/238801342/ Transcript: http://isoc-ny.org/a11ynyc/a11ynyc_may2017.txt Good design can and should be accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Often landscape architects can design projects that appeal to a wider range of people using Universal Design concepts. Universal Design refers to broad-spectrum ideas meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities. In this presentation, it will be shown how NYC Parks accomplishes this across many levels of accessibility. Presenter: Christopher Noel is the ADA Accessibility Coordinator for New York City Parks and Recreation. In this role, he ensures that facilities, programs and services are accessible to people of all abilities. He is also responsible for providing technical assistance to the design staff and general public, and works closely to oversee the implementation and expansion of existing adaptive sports programs such as goalball for individuals with vision loss, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair football and wheelchair softball for persons with physical disabilities, adaptive sports carnivals for children with developmental disabilities/autism, a bi-annual Paralympic Track and Field Open for schoolchildren and indoor/outdoor adaptive swim classes designated for adults and seniors with disabilities. As NYC Parks is committed to providing inclusivity and accessibility at all park facilities throughout the city, Christopher ensures there are participation and recreational opportunities for many New Yorkers for years to come. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY NYC New York City is home to virtually every type of person and every type of company on earth. Our group exists to advance accessibility and inclusive design. Our goal is to bring together NYC's accessibility community to share ideas, best practices, and our experiences. If you're interested in accessibility and inclusive design then we want you in this group. We meet monthly, our previous presentations are archived on this YouTube channel - https://youtube.com/a11ynyc Follow us on Twitter @A11YNYC https://twitter.com/a11ynyc
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130 St. bet., 23rd Ave. and 26 Ave Queens, New York "§1-03 General Provisions a.Hours of Operation 1.Persons may enter and use the parks from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. unless other open hours are posted at any park. http://www.nycgovparks.org/rules/section-1-03"
Views: 187 Raffi Stepanian
This morning, during my regular morning, walk on the boardwalk. The place was empty. I pulled my iPhone and started taking pictures and video. What a beautiful morning. May 18, 2016.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Raptor Fest is an event hosted by the New York City Urban Park Rangers. It has been held in different parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. In 2017, it was held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Highlights included Parks Dept. Commissioner Mitchell Silver releasing a rehabilitated red-tailed hawk back into the wild, live birds of prey meet and greets, a puppet show and various nature-based activities. All the raptors at this event are rehabilitated, non-releasable birds of prey that participate in educational programs for the public. Special thanks to Deputy Commissioner Adena Long Deputy Commissioner for Urban Park Service and Public Programs for her help with staff interviews. For more info: http://www.nycgovparks.org http://www1.nyc.gov/site/wildlifenyc/index.page For injured wildlife (Wildlife in Need of Rescue & Rehabilitation): https://www.facebook.com/WINORR-Wildlife-In-Need-of-Rescue-and-Rehabilitation-113685721999067/
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This festive video Christmas card from Brooklyn Rec will put a little cheer in your ear! This holiday season, Brooklyn Chief of Recreation Eileen Dalton and Deputy Chief Ronee Mattingly inspired the Brooklyn Rec staff to come together and bring more fun, love, and happiness to their community. The result? An impressive video packed with hot bars, multiple Santas, and authentic Brooklyn cheer! The video was a collaboration amongst many BK rec staffers. It was directed and produced by Sandra Coello (St. Johns' Rec Director), story edited by Preston Coston (Brownsville's Deputy Center Manager), and audio engineered by Bruce Hansley (St. Johns' Media Lab). Here's just a short glimpse into what makes this Brooklyn Christmas greeting so special! Spoiler alert: it involves high tech audio, snowmen, a roller skating Mrs. Claus, and other holiday imagery so hot that snow doesn't stand a chance! That's enough holiday cheer to spread around all five boroughs! The video is dedicated to Kenneth William Higgins, AKA Kenny, who worked seasonally for St. John’s Recreation for three years and was known for his cheerful disposition and love of singing.
Views: 111 Sandra Coello
Central Park is an urban park in middle-upper Manhattan, within New York City. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States, with 40 million visitors. It is also one of the most filmed locations in the world. The Park was established in 1857 on 778 acres (315 ha) of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, a landscape architect and an architect, respectively, won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they titled the "Greensward Plan". Construction began the same year and the park's first area was opened to the public in the winter of 1858. Construction continued during the American Civil War farther south, and was expanded to its current size of 843 acres (341 ha) in 1873. Central Park was designated a National Historic Landmark (listed by the U.S. Department of the Interior and administered by the National Park Service) in 1962. The Park was managed for decades by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the municipal government in a public-private partnership. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization that contributes 75 percent of Central Park's $65 million annual budget and is responsible for all basic care of the 843-acre park. Central Park may be one of the most famous parks in the world, but it’s not in the least overrated. This park has gardens, reservoirs, paddle boats for rent, ice skating during the winter, concerts in the summer and seemingly endless open patches of grass that are perfect for picnicking. Subsribe on Happy Traveler - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB7ViK_fZPd3-3XzIgQKWYg?sub_confirmation=1
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Javier Gomez sits down with Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, Bronx Parks Commissioner to discuss Bronx Programs and Summer Events.
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Google Maps Route: https://goo.gl/maps/aUwHkReGo3R2 From Wikipedia: "Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, often referred to as Flushing Meadows Park, or simply Flushing Meadows, is a public park in the northern part of Queens, New York City. It contains the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the current venue for the US Open tennis tournament; Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets baseball team; the New York Hall of Science; the Queens Museum of Art; the Queens Theatre in the Park; the Queens Zoo; and the New York State Pavilion. It formerly contained Shea Stadium, demolished in 2009. Flushing Meadows–Corona Park was created as the site of the 1939/1940 New York World's Fair and also hosted the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. The park is bounded by I-678 (Van Wyck Expressway) on the east, Grand Central Parkway on the west, Flushing Bay on the north, and Union Turnpike on the south. Flushing Meadows–Corona Park is the fourth-largest public park in New York City, with a total area of 897 acres (363 ha). Until the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) conducted a survey of New York City park areas in 2013, the park was believed to be 1,255 acres (508 ha) in size. It is owned and maintained by NYC Parks. Private, non-profit groups such as the Flushing Meadows–Corona Park Conservancy and the Alliance for Flushing Meadows–Corona Park provide additional funds, services, and support. The park is at the eastern edge of the area encompassed by Queens Community Board 4." Filmed January 27, 2019 Timestamps 3:45 - 111th Street & 49th Avenue 4:50 - Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Entrance at 111th Street & 49th Avenue 7:30 - Terrace on the Park 10:30 - Queens Zoo 11:25 - Fantasy Forest Amusement Park & Carousel 16:06 - World's Fair Observations Towers, New York State Pavilion, Queens Theatre 18:03 - Westinghouse Time Capsules 19:05 - Skate Park 20:50 - Inside Look of New York State Pavilion 23:55 - The Unisphere 25:33 - The Unisphere Informational Plaque 26:00 - Queens Museum (New York City Building) 29:05 - Arthur Ashe Stadium 34:00 - Apollo Statue 35:40 - Soccer (Football) Fields 38:28 - Pool of Industry with Seagulls 46:25 - Passerelle Pedestrian Bridge 48:25 - Long Island Railroad Mets-Willets Point Station 49:44 - MTA Corona Maintenance Shop (Left Side) & MTA New York City Transit Casey Stengel Bus Depot (Right Side) 52:31 - 7 Train Mets-Willets Point Station Support me on Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/actionkid105 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/actionkid105 Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/actionkid105/ The links below may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I'll receive a small commission from your purchases. Filmed Using GoPro HERO7 Black: https://amzn.to/2pA5ogz FeiyuTech G6 Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2BPs1qp Camera Equipment I used or have used GoPro Fusion — 360 Waterproof Digital VR Camera with Spherical 5.2K HD Video 18MP Photos: https://amzn.to/2EdfwGd GoPro HERO6 Black: http://amzn.to/2FxgnxW GoPro HERO5 Black: http://amzn.to/2xuLu8d FeiyuTech G5 Gimbal: http://amzn.to/2yTv4qV Panasonic G7: http://amzn.to/2FqZPHY Panasonic LUMIX G Vario Lens, 14-140MM, F3.5-5.6 ASPH: http://amzn.to/2EAg9VL Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO LENS, 7-14MM, F4.0 ASPH: https://amzn.to/2GlQFNb Zhiyun Crane V2 Gimbal: https://amzn.to/2pN9gdO Senal SCS-98 Stereo Microphone: http://amzn.to/2FtkbjV LowePro Photo Classic 300 AW: https://amzn.to/2OqK4oD AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadget Bag: http://amzn.to/2D62Xvu Samsung 128GB microSD Card: http://amzn.to/2nm5BFT Smatree 3pcs Long Aluminum Thumbscrew: http://amzn.to/2DtwgFe GoPro HERO5/HERO6 Battery with Dual Battery Charger: http://amzn.to/2DpqUun Lifelimit Accessories Starter Kit for GoPro: http://amzn.to/2CZPste The CLAW Flexible Tripod: http://amzn.to/2zpMgIm AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro - Large: http://amzn.to/2mqvQY8 Transcend USB 3.0 Card Reader: http://amzn.to/2xVtIuX Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank: http://amzn.to/2gt7JW0
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Brad Blanks is the replacement interview for Aziz Ansari where they talk M.I.A and Padma Lakshmi and of course his funny starring role in Parks and Recreation on NBC Thursday nights - www.bradblanks.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Louis Theroux in New York City talking My Scientology Movie with Brad Blanks" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUuH9qF_ZTQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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NYC Parks, the Center for New York City Affairs, and the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School bring together thought leaders from a range of disciplines to explore the future of parks and public space. Through panels, workshops, and engaging keynotes, this event explores innovative design, equity, public engagement, resiliency, ecological and landscape connectivity, and more. Speakers: - Mark Levine - Steven W. Lawitts - Mitchell J. Silver - Polly Trottenberg - Carl Weisbrod - Amy Freitag Location: University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9:30 am - 5:00 pm CENTER FOR NEW YORK CITY AFFAIRS: http://www.centernyc.org/ TISHMAN ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN CENTER: http://www.newschool.edu/tishman-environment-design-center/
Views: 202 The New School
The NYC Parks department claims that artists "detract from the experience of...park visitors." New Yorkers disagree. The Parks Department has proposed to drive 80% of artists from the Parks, and to limit the remaining 20% to less desirable areas. Please sign the online petition here: http://streetvendor.org/keep-artists-in-our-parks
Views: 1369 deuteronomie
WBAI 99.5 FM City Watch host Jeff Simmons discussed the state of New York City parks, with Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver; Natural Areas Conservancy Director of Strategic Initiatives Hunter Armstrong; and Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Eric Landau, on Sunday, January 3, 2019.
Views: 24 NonProfitTalk
See the story of a young lady that has worked hard to grow from a shy young lady to an achiever and a role model.
Views: 278 Karim McFarlane
Areas where land and water meet are in constant change • A collaborative project with the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the Harlem River Park Task Force and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance to design an alternative edge treatment for the recently completed (March, 2010) Harlem River Park at E. 139th to 142nd Streets. NYC Parks Dept. landscape architects Marcha Johnson and Ricardo Hinkle bring a team of specialist consultants to a community workshop to shape a vision for the park. © 2006 The Greenpoint Video Project • www.gvproj.org
Views: 98 keithgvp1
August 12 tour of NYC Parks Department Randall's Island Green Roof by NYC Parks Assistant Commissioner For City Wide Services Artie Rollins,
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The World Harmony Run special event in conjunction with New York City Parks Summer Camp Program in Flushing Meadow 2010
Views: 171 Salil Wilson
Sway gets comedian and Parks and Recreation actor Aziz Ansari to open up about his stand-up roots, resulting in an impersonation of Ja Rule and even an impromptu freestyle. A true student of the craft, watch below as Aziz aces a fun quiz about some of the biggest comedians in the game. Subscribe to our page: http://bit.ly/SVsBQC TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RealSway http://twitter.com/TheHappyHourwHB http://twitter.com/DJWonder http://twitter.com/ItsTracyG FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SwayCalloway WEBSITE: http://swaysuniverse.com http://ishootnyc.com Sways Universe, Sway In The Morning, Rap, Hip-Hop, Freestyles, Interviews, Live, Concert, Performances, Actors, Athletes, Singers, Celebrities, Television, FIlm, Shade45, 5 Fingers of Death, i shoot nyc, ishootnyc
Views: 61356 SWAY'S UNIVERSE
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Adrian Benepe Will Join Trust For Public Land and Replicate New York City's Parks Successes Nationwide, Appoints Veronica M. White As New Parks and Recreation Commissioner Commissioner Benepe Oversaw Major Expansion of New York City's Parks System and Development of New Waterfront Parks in All Five Boroughs White Has Led the City's Center for Economic Opportunity Since 2006, Including its Successful Fundraising Efforts; Its Programs Are Now Being Replicated in Cities Across the Country Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today appointed Veronica M. White, the founding Executive Director of New York City's Center for Economic Opportunity, to replace Adrian Benepe as Commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation. Benepe has served as commissioner since January 2002 and has overseen a major expansion of City parks, as well as the largest expansion of waterfront parks in the City's history. In September, he will begin working in a newly-created position at the Trust for Public Land, where he will be charged with replicating many of our City's most successful initiatives on a national scale. Created by Mayor Bloomberg in 2006 to implement innovative approaches to reducing poverty in New York City, the Center for Economic Opportunity has launched 50 new programs under White's leadership, five of which are being replicated in cities across the country through the federal Social Innovation Fund, a public-private partnership. The Mayor was joined by Deputy Mayors Patricia E. Harris and Linda Gibbs and Commissioners Benepe and White as they broke ground on more than $15 million in improvements to Soundview Park in the Bronx, one of the eight regional parks being transformed under PlaNYC. The work at Soundview Park will include the construction of a track and field with a synthetic turf soccer field, a playground, a sports court, comfort station, and outdoor amphitheater with an overlook and access path. Monday, June 18th, 2012 - Soundview Park in The Bronx
Views: 1102 mayorbloomberg
The Parks Without Borders Discussion Series explores ideas for the next generation of parks and public space and considers opportunities to build greener parks, healthier communities, and more resilient neighborhoods. Events will be held through 2017. NYC Parks is excited to host park leadership from Arlington, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and New York City for our kickoff event of our Parks Without Borders Discussion Series. This discussion focuses on the value of a seamless public realm, showcasing examples of how innovative park planning is changing the face of cities for the better. Speakers include Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; Jayne Miller, Superintendent of Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board; Jane Rudolph, Director of Department of Parks and Recreation for Arlington Virginia, and Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner of NYC Parks. The panel was moderated by Lynn B. Kelly, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks. Biographies Kathryn Ott Lovell was appointed Commissioner of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department by Mayor Jim Kenney in January 2016. As Commissioner, Kathryn oversees 700 employees and over 10,100 acres of land, 500 buildings, 225 miles of trail, 250 playgrounds and thousands of programs and events throughout Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation system. In just a few months, Kathryn has led innovative initiatives to activate the City’s parks and engage residents and visitors throughout Philadelphia. Jayne Miller has served as the Superintendent of the nationally renowned Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) under the direction of a nine member elected policy-making board since November 2010. The MPRB is a diverse system of land and water spanning 6,801 acres of parkland and water featuring 179 park with 22 lakes, 49 recreation centers, 112 playgrounds, 66 pools, 13 golf facilities, 12 gardens, 200+ miles of biking and walking paths, 397 multipurpose sports fields, 5 outdoor performance stages, nature sanctuaries and the 102 miles of Grand Rounds trails that together annually serve approximately 21.4 million visitors. The MPRB has also been recognized by the Trust for Public Land in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 2016 as the #1 Park System in the United States. Jane Rudolph has served as Director of Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation since January 2013. Arlington County is 26 square miles located along the Potomac River directly across from Washington DC. Its estimated population is nearly 220,400, making it among the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country. As Director, Jane is responsible for a $40 million urban park system with a ten-year capital improvement plan that exceeds $205 million. Under her leadership in 2016, Arlington’s park system was ranked in the top five of the nation’s 100 largest cities by the Trust for Public Land. Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP became the Commissioner of NYC Parks in May 2014. In this role, he oversees management, planning, and operations of nearly 30,000 acres of parkland. Prior to returning to his native New York City, he served as the Chief Planning and Development Officer and Planning Director for Raleigh, N.C. Commissioner Silver is also the immediate past president of the American Planning Association and was inducted into their College of Fellows in 2014. He is currently the Dunlop Lecturer in Housing and Urbanization at Harvard University. Silver received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College in NYC. Lynn B. Kelly joined NY4P in December, 2016. She previously served as the President and CEO of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, a position she held since 2010. Snug Harbor, a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, provides programming in horticulture, agriculture and the visual and performing arts, and attracts over 500,000 visitors annually. Lynn received a B.A. in Metropolitan Studies from New York University, and a Master of Public Administration from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service.
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Sun, wind & fog, ocean & sand, surfers & swimmers. Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Queens, NY. 5.31.2016 The last day of Spring 2016 is awesome. Rockaway Beach is the city's only legal surfing beach. https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk
Views: 2512 Taras Kovalenko