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Murray Hill »

Property Owner Plans to Close Playground to Build Retail Space

The owner of the Rivergate apartments plans to build a one-story retail building in Joseph Slifka Park.

East Harlem »

Neighbors Redesign Rundown Park in the Hope it Becomes Family Destination

Residents would like to see better lighting and updated play equipment in the neglected park.

Hunts Point »

City to Unveil New Safety Measures at Boat Launches in Wake Of Boys' Deaths

Features include self-closing gates, warning signs and life rings.

Upper West Side »

Tree-Less UWS Block 'Stands Out Like a Sore Thumb,' Residents Say

The block between West 77th and 78th streets also lost a bus shelter and is set for a newsstand.

West Harlem »

City Was Warned That Illegal Party Would Trash Morningside Park

The unauthorized party drowned out a Shakespeare play that had a permit.

Kips Bay »

Developer Must Clean and Reopen Garbage-Strewn Public Space, City Says

Joseph Slifka Park's owner is violating a deal with the city by keeping it closed, officials said.

Inwood »

Inwood's Muscota Marsh Waterfront Park Is Finally Open

The long-delayed park at 218th Street and Indian Road is now open to the public.

Kips Bay »

Asser Levy Place to Close Permanently to Make Way for Park

A new park with an artificial turf field, exercise track and adult fitness equipment will be built.

Inwood »

Poison Ivy Takes Root Along Inwood Hill Park Path

A large outgrowth of the rash-causing plant has sprouted up just south of Inwood Hill's soccer fields.

Washington Heights »

Downed Fort Tryon Park Flagpole to Be Replaced, Officials Say

The historic, 77-year-old flagpole was toppled over by Fort Tryon Park.

Upper East Side »

Street Performers Blast Rule to Stay Inside Designated Spots In Some Parks

Activists say new regulations will make it impossible for street performers to make a living.

Inwood »

Locals Call for Increased Enforcement at Inwood Hill Park

More than 225 residents have signed a petition asking for more patrols during the park's summer months.

Upper West Side »

Parks Dept. Promises to Fix 'Dangerous' P.S. 166 Playground This Summer

The city will fix the playground at P.S. 166 after parents complained about children getting hurt.

Central Harlem »

A Tale of Two Harlem Parks Reveals a Strain on Resources

Marcus Garvey Park is on the rise while St. Nicholas Park needs help, according to New Yorkers for Parks.