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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.

Upper East Side »

UES Locals Lament Loss of East River Tree Destroyed by Sandy

Wind damage to the London Plane tree required it to be cut down, officials said.

Washington Heights »

Mayhem at Washington Heights Dog Run Irks Neighbors, Dog Owners

J. Hood Wright Dog Run is plagued by owners who regularly break rules and threaten safety.

Lower East Side »

Flying Trapeze Center Set to Swing Into Lower East Side

The city's Parks Department is looking for an operator to run a trapeze center in Hamilton Fish Park.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Local Green Thumb Wants To Revive DeWitt Clinton Park

David Winterton wants to bring in more gardening volunteers and repair crumbling stone steps.

Harlem »

Randall's Island Tennis Court Expansion Worries Advocates

Park advocates are worried that poor communities in East Harlem and the South Bronx are being shortchanged by plans to add nine additional tennis courts on Randall's Island.

Manhattan »

City to Double Fees at Public Tennis Courts

The increased fees would double the rate for yearly fees as well as single-day tennis rates at public courts.

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