Bryant Park is, in my opinion, New York’s most civilized park. On any given day you can walk barefoot in well-maintained, clean grass, read under the trees, listen to live music and grab a decent bite. The programming team does a great job at keeping a variety of activities on the calendar.
Due to the anticipated storm approaching the New York area, NYC Parks is closing all New York City parks, playgrounds, and beaches from Wednesday, November 7 at noon until Thursday, November 8 at noon. Their goal is to keep Park patrons safe during the storm.
All NYC parks, playgrounds, beaches, and recreation centers are closed until further notice due to hazardous conditions. The winds are still strong and the hurricane has compromised many of the trees inside parks and along sidewalks.
To report a tree issue, please call 311 or text 311-692, or submit an online forestry service request. 911 is reserved for emergency calls ONLY.
The Parks Department is hard at work addressing emergency conditions and assessing damage by carefully inspecting all properties. They will determine when it is once again safe for you, your family, and pets to visit.
As you know, this is an extremely serious situation. Once again, for your safety, NYC Parks Dept. strongly urges you to stay out of the parks, playgrounds, and beaches until further notice.
On Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., New Yorkers can drop off their Christmas trees at one of 70 locations citywide. Approximately 30 locations are “chipping” sites, where folks can watch their tree turned into mulch, and even take a bag home. Mulch from this annual event is used by the Parks Department to nourish trees and plantings across the boroughs.
Learn more http://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/festivals/mulchfest