Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

The Daily Plant : Friday, May 24, 2002


Beach Opening- Saturday, May 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week
Place: Orchard Beach, the Bronx; Brighton Beach & Coney Island, Brooklyn; Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn; Rockaway Beach, Queens; Jacob Riis Beach, Queens; South and Midland Beaches, Staten Island; Wolfe’s Pond Beach, Staten Island.
Come enjoy New York City’s seven public beaches this summer now through September 2. Remember to swim only when a lifeguard is on duty.

Artistic Festival- Saturday, May 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Place: Marcus Garvey Park
The Harlem Ebony Artist Tribe invites you to its debut event featuring African-American inspired art exhibits, readings, and performance. For information call (212) 666-1071.

Canoe the Crotona Park Lake- Saturday, May 25
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Place: Crotona Park
Get a river otter’s view of the City while learning basic canoeing techniques with the Urban Park Rangers. For information call (866) NYC HAWK.

Saturday Nights Live- Saturday, May 25
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Salt Marsh Nature Center, Marine Park
An evening of musical performance, with Jeff Berman. For information call (866) NYC HAWK.

Bike Riverside- Sunday, May 26
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Fort Tryon Park
Experience the parks with the wind blowing in your hair. We break for wildlife and beautiful nature scenes. Bring your own bike, helmet, and water to drink. Meet on the shore of the Hudson River at 125th St. For information call (866) NYC HAWK.


James Pagano

James came to Parks in December 1999, bringing his business research and organizational skills to MIS. Being a self taught graphic designer, he joined the fledgling Intranet Unit in the Fall of 2000, responsible for design and implementation. Working side-by-side with a more seasoned graphic artist, he honed his skills and took over the role of Senior Developer in the Spring of 2001. Wanting to improve the look and feel of the Intranet, he set to work on a total redesign. What we see today on the Intranet front page and many of the resulting pages is a testament to his talents. When a particular division is in need of a logo, icon or graphic, it is not uncommon for them to turn to James. He is now well versed in many graphic tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. He is also proficient with HTML and Javascript.

Outside of work, James is an accomplished songwriter and guitarist. He is also interested in photography and photo editing. James makes his home in Flushing, Queens.


(Friday, June 2, 1989)


In its 130-year history, the Central Park Zoo has evolved from a Victorian menagerie to a "picture-book" zoo, and on to a high-tech animal boutique which now features exotic animals from around the world ensconced in simulated natural environments.

To help put the zoo’s pedigree in perspective, Parks will present "Creature Comforts: The Evolution of the Central Park Zoo," an exhibition on the history of the nation’s oldest municipal zoo at the Arsenal Gallery. An opening reception will be held on June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, located at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue inside Central Park. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The exhibition will be on display through June 30.


"The man who has no imagination has no wings."

Muhammad Ali
(b. 1942)

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