Gothamist: Does NYC Need To Hire More Parks Enforcement Officers?

By Emma Whitford

May 27, 2015

Photo: C Ceres Merry/Flickr

At a City Hall Parks and Recreation hearing yesterday, councilmembers grilled Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver on the preliminary 2016 executive budget, which they fear will leave city parks short on Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) officers...

"New Yorkers who are not fortunate enough to live next to a park which receives significant private contributions face the realities of our city's underinvestment in parks every day," said Parks Committee Chair, Councilmember Mark Levine, whose district includes Morningside Park and Riverside Park.


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