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Upper West Side »

Locals Push for UWS Playground Redesign to Attract Kids of All Abilities

Community members are working to design an inclusive and accessible play space in the neighborhood. 

Central Harlem »

Independent Engineer Report Supports Dismantling the Harlem Watchtower

The watchtower atop Marcus Garvey Park will begin to be dismantled by the end of November.

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.

Central Harlem »

Preservationists Doubt Marcus Garvey Watchtower Will Be Restored

The watchtower atop Marcus Garvey Park will begin to come down in November. It will be restored in 2017.

Upper West Side »

Parks Dept. Delays Redesign of UWS Playground

Locals have battled over a redesign of the "dangerous" playground for more than a year. 

Upper West Side »

Parks Dept. Chief Yells at Parents for Opposing UWS Playground Renovations

The staffer blamed an opposition group for halting progress on Playground 89's redesign. 

Upper West Side »

Tiny UWS Green Space to Get $300K Overhaul

The West 71st Street park is not well known, but is well loved by neighbors who tend to it.

Upper West Side »

P.S. 166 Playground Redesign Approved Despite Opposition

The redesign of the playground sparked a heated debate between Upper West Side parents.

Greenwich Village »

Washington Square Park Renovations to Wrap Up This Summer

Work on the iconic Greenwich Village park is set to conclude in June, according to the city's website.

Washington Heights »

Residents Prompt City To Revise Wright Bros. Playground Rehab Plans

Residents prompted the Parks Department to revise its plans for the Wright Bros. Playground.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Makeover Planned for Long 'Neglected' Section of Fort Tryon Park

A Parks plan to restore a desolate section of Fort Tryon Park will likely begin next spring. 

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Tennis Lovers Deadlocked Over Inwood Hill Park Courts Reconstruction

Tennis aficionados and city officials remain divided over a plan to renovate Inwood's tennis courts.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

CB12 to Discuss Alternate Side Parking Reduction

Community Board 12 will hold a public forum to discuss whether it should ask the city to reduce alternate side of the road parking by one day weekly.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Community Board Rejects Monkey Room Liquor License Renewal

CB12 recommended against Monkey Room Bar's liquor license renewal, despite a committee vote in favor.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Battle of Fort Washington Reenacted at Fort Tryon Park

Live musket fire, actors and fans gathered at Fort Tryon Park for a reenactment of a key Revolutionary War battle.