From the Daily News:
A host of companies that run city parks facilities have stiffed taxpayers out of promised improvements - and the Parks Department let it happen, the city controller says.
A new audit by John Liu slammed the Central Park Tennis Center, the 79th St. Boat Basin, Coney Island's Cyclone roller coaster and three dozen other companies that collectively owe the city $9.6 million worth of infrastructure improvements.
"It's bad enough that New Yorkers have to tiptoe through cracked concrete and precarious wooden planks they call 'ramps' in city parks," said Liu spokesman Scott Sieber. "But it adds insult to injury knowing that your tax dollars paid for this [to be fixed]."
The Parks Department "strongly" disagreed with the audit's claim that it was lax in oversight.