NYC Announcements

Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 18:37

The New York City Office of Emergency Management released a list of places in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens where residents will be able to pick up both food and water.

The locations are as follows:

West 25th Street and Surf Avenue in Brooklyn from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
King and Verona streets in Brooklyn from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Mill Road and New Dorp Lane in Staten Island from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Yetman Avenue and Hylan Blvd in Staten Island from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Beach 51st Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Queens from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Red Fern Avenue and Beach 12th Street in Queens from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

City Island Branch is open tomorrow from 11 AM to 5PM. Normal hours are expected to resume on Saturday.

All NYC parks, playgrounds, beaches, and recreation centers remain closed until further notice due to hazardous conditions.

NYC Parks is hard at work addressing emergency conditions and assessing damage by carefully inspecting all properties. We will determine when it is once again safe for you, your family, and pets to visit.

The following facilities will remain closed until further notice, or otherwise noted. This information will be updated as it is available:

All City Parks
All City Playgrounds, including Alley Pond Park Adventure Course and Imagination Playground.
All City Beaches
All Recreation Centers and Field Houses
All Nature Centers managed by NYC Parks
Greenmarkets, citywide
Zoos and aquaria
The Prospect Park Zoo will reopen on Thursday, Nov 1.
The Bronx Zoo will reopen on Saturday, Nov 3.
The Queens Zoo and Central Park Zoo will be closed Thursday, Nov 1, and the Wildlife Conservation Society plans to issue an update.
The New York Aquarium will be closed indefinitely.

All park events will remain suspended until further notice. This information will be updated as it is available.

The following Recreation Center programs are cancelled: After-school, Shape-Up NYC, Walk NYC, and Learn to Swim.

Tree Damage

During the storm emergency, the Parks Department is prioritizing only service requests for storm related tree damage. To report a tree issue, please call 311 or text 311-692, or submit an online forestry service request. Please be patient as we are experiencing extremely high call volumes, and you may experience intermittent delays with the online request form also due to extremely high volume.

911 is reserved for emergency calls only.