City Council Levine To Require Parks Annual Report

levine regarding parks in harlemHarlem City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine announced today that the Council passed Intro 558, a bill he sponsored that would require the Parks Department (DPR) to submit an annual report to the Council on the status of disability access in its facilities and its compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Fort Tryon Park Trust, Living Landmarks Panel Discussion

0e39c7d0-7b93-49c9-be40-2c6735f49288Fort Tryon Park Trust presents the Living Landmarks which celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City’s landmarks law. Continue Reading →

Morningside Park, A Photo Essay

The photographs were taken on the afternoon of Saturday, July 11th, 2015. The Park is the 1873 re-worked plans of landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted partnered with Calvert Vaux. Continue Reading →

Uptown Games Sunday At Riverbank State Park

Photo1webSenator Adriano Espaillat, Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Mark Levine, and Assemblyman Herman Denny Farrell announce the first annual Outdoor Uptown Games, to be held Sunday (June 14) at Riverbank State Park.

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New Leaf Restaurant Reopens In Fort Tryon Park

home_slide_outside_frontNew Leaf, constructed in the 1930’s, was envisioned by the Olmsted brothers – heirs of the designer of New York City’s Central Park – as a concession building for a public cafeteria and park administration offices. .
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Levine, Council Stand up for Critical Parks Priorities In Budget Response

marl levine 2City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine announced today that in its Budget Response to the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget, the City Council is advocating for restoration of funding to critical parks programs. Continue Reading →

Harlem Meer, Central Park, 1859 -1860s

centralparkpromenadenyplThis is a rare photogravure Victorian/Edwardian era print of laborers taking 843 rocky, swampy acres and reshaping it into a man-made oasis of nature in Central Park’s Harlem Meer in stages in 1859 through the 1860s. Continue Reading →