Levine: Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine Hails New Parks Funding

mark levine 2Safety and maintenance are the foundations of a truly open and thriving parks system. It’s welcome news that the Mayor has proposed an increase in vitally needed funding for additional PEP officers in his preliminary budget proposal. Continue Reading →

Apply To The 2016 Partnerships Academy Fellowship

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 Dear Community Park Group Leaders in Harlem,

THERE’S STILL TIME to apply to the 2016 Partnerships Academy Fellowship program.  Continue Reading →

East Harlem Volunteers Awarded For Parks Service

MN Golden Trowel Winner 1On December 2, Partnerships for Parks hosted the It’s My Park Awards Reception to honor parks volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to their local parks through service, advocacy and collaboration. Continue Reading →

NYC’s Central Park Conservancy Loses Millions

central-park-conservancy-600Brandchannel reports that it cost $65 million each year to keep New York’s Central Park running—a lot of money that nonprofit Central Park Conservancy has to come up with each year. Continue Reading →

CityParks New Media Arts Apprenticeship Program In Harlem

city park nyc youth_media_mantleCity Parks Foundation (CPF) is excited to announce a new intensive credit-bearing, media arts apprenticeship program for teens ages 15-19. Continue Reading →

Apply For The Partnerships Academy Fellowship 2016

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Partnerships Academy Fellowship runs from February – August of 2016 and is geared towards community groups who are committed to getting to the next level of their development. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Historical Conifer Walk with Author Leslie Day

Historical Conifer Walk with Author photoCome learn about the park’s history, its conifers, evergreens and learn to identify trees by their bark or needles. Continue Reading →

New York City Launches $40M Park Redesign Program

harlem parks mitchel silverGood fences also make good parks. The city is launching a $40 million initiative to fix parks from Harlem to Hollis that have gated entrances, lack trees or have tall fences that block eye-level views, the Daily News has learned. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Levine Leads Hearing On Towers Shadows On Parks

mark levine 2On Thursday, November 12, Harlem City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine will lead a hearing on Int. 737, a bill he sponsored that would create a task force to address the impacts of shadows from the development of super tall towers over public parks. Continue Reading →

New York City The Greenest City In America

cuff2With October being National Energy Awareness Month and 71 percent of Americans today supporting efforts to protect the environment, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Greenest Cities in America and found that NYC is the greenest in America. Continue Reading →