NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City plans to hire 81 new enforcement patrol officers for its parks
The new hires will double the patrol team at the parks department.
According to the Wall Street Journal, they're part of an overall plan to hire 414 workers to perform a range of tasks, from maintaining playground equipment to pruning trees.
The safety officers are unarmed. They're responsible for improving safety by enforcing park rules and protecting park assets.
Crime increased in the parks last year by 7 percent over the previous year.
June 19 is National Dine Out Day. Restaurants and vendors across the country are contributing a percentage of their revenues for the day to the NJ Relief Fund to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power. A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric & Gas says the bird touched a transformer on Clinton Street near Columbus Park Wednesday morning.