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For many of New York City’s 60,000 homeless people, park benches double as beds. As a public art monument to this marginalized population, Brooklyn-based French artist Fanny Allié designed “A Bench for the Night,” a park bench carved in the shape of a sleeping man’s silhouette. It’s just been installed outside MoMA PS1 in Long Island City as part of the Parks Department's Art in the Parks program. Made of reclaimed wood from a lumberyard and based...
The iconic wooden boardwalk that stretches along Coney Island's shore, that thoroughfare for hot dog eaters, sunbathers, and costumed lunatics, may soon be up for sale. The parks department is creating a call for bids from private groups to take over all event permitting on Riegelmann Boardwralk, which has been operated publically for the last 91 years. Will there soon be a giant Citibank logo stretching along the Brooklyn shore? The parks department is being...
Chalk this one up to "things that the MTA is over-spending on": A temporary ramp at the RFK/Triborough bridge is requiring the MTA to cut down sixteen trees. And the Parks Department is apparently very displeased about it: In a bit of stunning inter-municipal pettiness, Parks is charging $33,000 per tree to remove and replant the saplings. Everyone loses: trees, MTA, and taxpayers. The agency, according to the New York Post, is counting the tree's square...
Did you know that the New York City Parks Department has a full-time blacksmith shop that operates on 86th street? And that it still employs smiths to make things like fenceposts, lanterns, keys, and other sundry metal items? Both are true, and if it's always been your dream to use an anvil in a professional capacity, you're in luck. The Parks Department is looking for a blacksmith, with a yearly salary to the tune of...

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