Posts Tagged: Parks

  • The bunkers of Fort Tilden

    The bunkers of Fort Tilden

    To the casual visitor, the decaying historic artifacts of Fort Tilden may seem like a throwback to a long-gone era of World Wars. However, thanks to the New York Adventure Club, we had access to some of the Fort’s hidden gems. Established in 1917 as the U.S. entered WWI, Fort Tilden played a key role

  • Newsflash: Rockaway had record crowds this weekend

    Newsflash: Rockaway had record crowds this weekend

    According to a Parks Department spokesperson, Rockaway’s beaches hosted a record number of visitors this past Sunday. Underscoring the traffic and mass transit nightmares that residents and visitors experienced, Sunday July 19th, was by far the busiest day of the summer yet. As the mercury climbed to 89 degrees, the city beaches hosted an estimated

  • Jamaica Bay NPS: a multitude of choices

    Jamaica Bay NPS: a multitude of choices

    Established in 1972, Gateway National Recreation Area offers more than 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife sanctuaries and recreational athletic facilities, miles of sandy beaches; indoor and outdoor classrooms; picnicking and camping areas, as well as historic structures and military installations, airfields, a lighthouse, and adjacent waters around New York harbor. The Jamaica Bay Unit includes

  • Riis Park Beach Bazaar debuts

    Riis Park Beach Bazaar debuts

    Add the Riis Park Beach Bazaar to the list of this week’s seasonal openings. Seeking to capitalize on the success of the downtown beach concessions, the National Parks Service awarded a multi-year contract to the operators of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. The food, music and shopping venue will be based at the far western end

  • The largest dog park in Queens is in Rockaway

    The largest dog park in Queens is in Rockaway

    At nearly two acres, the Rockaway Freeway Dog Run is the largest dog run in Queens. Located under the Rockaway Freeway at Beach 80th Street, this park offers a breezy respite and a large, unfettered play area for local canines. The Parks Department is organizing the following free events this summer: It’s My Bark Day,

  • Beloved Wave bus shelter to be saved from demolition

    Beloved Wave bus shelter to be saved from demolition

    The Parks Department confirmed today that the iconic wave bus shelter, located at Shore Front Parkway and Beach 107th Street, would be spared demolition. The Parks Department had considered razing the bus shelter, one of four in the area, in order to redevelop an adjacent park, and to create a larger buffer zone between the