- The Board of Health is meeting to decide whether to revise the dog-leash law in parks. Currently, the Juniper Park Civic Association is trying to get rid of off-leash hours, by pointing out to a judge that the city's health code says all dogs must be on a leash. The health code happens to conflict with park practices, which allows dogs to roam between 9PM and 9AM - and some people think the Board of Health may try to update the code to work with current practice.

- Friends of City Hall Park want the northern end of City Hall Park opened, so the group is threatening to sue the city. The park has been closed since September 11 (which is is later than we thought - we thought it was a pre-September 11 Giuliani move), and the group's lawyer says, "The city has no legal authority to take away public parkland without state legislation, and the Legislature has not authorized the city to close the northern portion of City Hall Park." 2006_09_daffodil.jpg

- New Yorkers for Parks has its Daffodil Fest in Union Square on Saturday. Get free daffodils, help plant them and make parks look beautiful. And if you can't make it to Manhattan on Saturday, here's information on where the friendly yellows flowers will be given out on other days in other neighborhoods.

- And last night was the premiere of "It's My Park" on NYC TV. It'll encore tomorrow night at 11:30PM, but what's cool is that the Parks Department has many videos online, too.