Municipal Library Notes - January 2022 SPOTLIGHT ON BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF CENTRAL PARK. The Board of Commissioners of Central Park was established in 1857 by New York State law. Its central mission was to oversee the development of Central Park and uptown Manhattan.
Acting Commissioner Cort said, “DOI’s Report exposes the long-standing and continuing problems with the City’s
Lifeguard Division, revealing leadership and management failures; a lack of accountability and transparency.
Presentation of the audit report on the safety of New York City Department of Park and Recreation’s public swimming pools to verify whether the Department of Parks and Recreation manages and preserves outdoor public swimming pools in a way that ensures the safety of pool patrons.
IN THE MATTER OF an application submitted by the Department of Parks and Recreation and
the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York
City Charter, for the site selection and acquisition of properties located at: 13/14 Crescent Beach
IN THE MATTER OF a resolution adopted by the City Planning Commission on September 26, 2018 (Calendar No. 24) approving an application (C 180175 MMQ) for an amendment to the City Map involving, inter alia, the elimination of parkland within the area bounded by the Grand Central Parkway, 49th Street,
NYC BY THE NUMBERS: The Covid-19 pandemic brought renewed attention to the importance of parks and open space in neighborhoods. But some NYC neighborhoods have substantially more park space than others. We map the differences by square foot per resident.
IBO’s Jonathan Rosenberg presents testimony to the City Council on the difficulty in tracking the reasons for delays and cost overruns on parks department capital projects—a problem that extends to projects at other agencies as well.
Number of locations under DOT and Parks jurisdiction where bollards have been installed by the agencies
total number installed, and number of authorizations for installation by third parties at locations under DOT and Parks jurisdiction
Focus on safety as one of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s core values. Work is underway to expand the Newtown Creek Nature Walk in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. DEP to march in the NYC Pride March.
Work has begun to restore tidal wetlands at Alley Creek in Bayside, Queens. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched its Rain Garden Sterwardship Program, which promotes community participation in caring for the rain gardens.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released its 2018 Drinking Water Supply and Quality Report. The ribbon has been cut on the reconstructed Little Claremont Playground in the South Bronx. Celebrations highlight cultural events.
On the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Amy Peterson of the Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations reviews the efforts of the Build it Back Program. Work has begun on a $158 million project to rehabilitate the Catskill Aqueduct.
An independent review by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, strongly endorsed the Operations Support Tool (OST) for guiding the operation of New York City's drinking water supply.
Deputy Commissioner of Wastewater Treatment, Pam Elardo, explains the projects underway to utilize organic food waste for energy production. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) completed solar photovoltaic and energy storage feasibility studies for six facilities.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed a $14.5 million infrastructure upgrade project at Baisley Pond Park, Queens, to improve street conditions and prevent flooding.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced plans for the Kensico-Eastview Tunnel, a $1.2 billion tunneling project that will improve operational reliability of the drinking water supply system.
Report of an audit to determine whether the Dept of Parks and Rec adequately oversees Construction management consultants to ensure that capital project work is performed as planned and in a timely manner. The audit found that DPR needs to improve its oversight of contracted CMs.
The 32nd Annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest honored more than 1,300 students for their artistic works appreciating New York's water resources and the importance of protecting the environment.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released a streamlined green roof funding schedule for its Green Infrastructure Grant Program. DEP workers from the Bureau of Water & Sewer Operations (BWSO) provided a demonstration of how rain gardens work to children from PS75.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is contributing to the City's requirements according to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, granted in 2015 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Letter report on the results of audit to determine whether NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation is maintaining and inspecting its playgrounds located on New York City Housing Authority property appropriately
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has concluded construction on a $71 million infrastructure upgrade project in Flushing, Queens, to improve roadway drainage and help mitigate flooding during rainstorms. Ground was broken on a new green playground at P.S. 33 in Chelsea.
Privately owned public spaces reporting.
For each POP:
• Complaints received
• Enforcement actions taken (inspections, NOVs, OATH decisions, imposition of penalties)
• Whether DOB authorized closure (duration and reason for closure)