The grass hasn’t been this bad in recent memory—at least not along this well-visited stretch of Shore Road. Walking through the park this weekend, down by the 95th Street ballfields and Vinland Playground, I noticed that, except directly on the baseball fields, the grass was unusally high: around the edges of the ballfields, in the spaces between staircases, weedstalks have climbed more than a foot into the air, and surrounding blades of green looked like they haven’t been mowed since the weather warmed up (and we’re already well into June!).
I reached out to Justin Brannan, recently of Councilmember Gentile’s office, who contacted the parks department, which told him this: Please excuse the delay, but we’re working our way through the first cut rotation throughout the sector. The Narrows Botanical Garden area [and] 79th street through 81st was already cut. We should be cutting [around 95th Street] very soon.
In the meantime, stick to the paths. You never know what’s lurking in undergrowth.