Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Two years after Superstorm Sandy, one park in Gravesend is just now getting power back.
Though the streets in the area didn’t see much above-ground flooding, the storm’s salt waters managed to corrode the underground wiring serving the park at the corner of McDonald Avenue and Avenue S. As a result, the McDonald Playground bathrooms have been locked to keep people from injuring themselves in an unlit bathroom.
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
After a campaign in which he promised to ban horse-drawn carriages as one of his first official acts, Mayor Bill de Blasio is now promising to ban them by the end of the year.
The delay hasn’t stopped owners and animal-rights advocates from looking for alternatives.
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Rabbits bought as pets are being dumped and left to die in parks and gardens across the city — and animal advocates fear the problem will worsen as Easter approaches.
Animal Care & Control of New York City took in 380 rabbits last year — up from 341 in 2012 and 283 in 2011. That doesn’t count the dozens of homeless bunnies saved by volunteers who say they’re having a hard time keeping up with rabbit rescues.