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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Where can I grill or barbeque in the city of New York?

I get this quesiton on a regular basis. Where can I grill in New York City? Ok folk's here's the definitive list about cooking in NYC's parks. Parks not owned by the city of New York (Federal or state lands, ie: Plumb Beach, Jamaica Bay etc, have completely different sets of rules. I'll work on that for you next.

Where can I have a barbecue in Manhattan? Do I need a permit to do so?

Yes, you need a permit to barbecue. You may barbecue in designated areas within the following parks: Alfred E. Smith Park, East River Park, Highbridge Park, Inwood Hill Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Randall's Island, Riverside Park, St. Nicholas Park, Thomas Jefferson Park, and Wards Island. For more information, please visit the Designated Barbecuing Areas page.

Designated Barbecuing Areas

Barbecuing is allowed in designated areas only.
No barbecuing allowed under trees.
All coals & litter must be disposed in trash receptacles.


Crotona Park - Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (Indian Lake)
Orchard Beach - North & South Lawn
Pelham Bay Park - Arnow Place & Bruckner Boulevard
River Park - 180th Street fence line and along Boston Road entrance side
St. Mary's Park - 146th Street & St. Ann's Avenue
Van Cortlandt Park - Jerome Avenue, South of 233rd Street

Coffey Park - At Verona, Richards, and Dwight Streets
Kaiser Park - Bayview Avenue (near Neptune Avenue), westernmost part of the park
Manhattan Beach - Northeast of Promenade, Median adjacent to Parking Lot, Oriental Boulevard & Hastings St.
Prospect Park
- Surrounding Picnic House (Park West & 5th Street, East side of Park Drive)
- South of Bandshell, off 9th Street
- Nethermead area: South Lawn at Wollman Rink

Alfred E. Smith Park - Catherine Street at Cherry Street
East River Park
- Along FDR Drive at E. 10th and E. 6th Streets
Highbridge Park
- At 175th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
Inwood Hill Park
- Dyckman Ballfields at Dyckman Street & Hudson River
Marcus Garvey Park - 124th Street at 5th and Madison Avenues
Randall's Island - At the far end of Sunken Meadow ballfields
Riverside Park
- Above 145th Street
St. Nicholas Park - St. Nicholas Terrace at St. Nicholas Avenue & West 128th Street, and at 133rd Street
Thomas Jefferson Park - At 112th Street
Wards Island - East River & Hell Gate (near the children's playground)

Alley Athletic Field - Union Turnpike & Winchester Boulevard
Alley Pond Park -Winchester Boulevard & Grand Central Parkway
Brookville Park - Brookville Boulevard & South Conduit Avenue
Cunningham Park - 193rd Street & Union Turnpike
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park - Jewel Avenue & Van Wyck Expressway (Meadow Lake)
Forest Park - Woodhaven Boulevard & Forest Park Drive
Springfield Playground - 147th Avenue & Springfield Boulevard (Behind Park House)

Staten Island

Clove Lakes Park - Clove Road & Victory Boulevard
Willowbrook Park - Eaton Place Entrance

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At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SO I can't Barbeeque but I can gets me a license to drive.

What a country!!!

Jose Jimenez Jr.

Thank you Mr. Spitzer.

At 10:18 PM, Anonymous BBQ said...

So we cant barbeque other than these places.Anyway thanks for the info.Its helpful.Cheers.More power and keep up the good work.


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