Parks Dept. Confirms New Employee Parking Policy

Parks Dept. spokesperson Abigail Lootens confirms this morning’s story:

It is our goal to reduce the number of vehicles throughout Central Park.  Not only are we asking all employees to reapply for parking permits but today was the first day of the additional increase in car-free hours in Central Park.

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