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Lower East Side »

Fourth of July Fireworks Returning to East River

The July 4 fireworks show will return to the East River this year for the first time since 2008.

Astoria »

Woman's Body Found on Shoreline Near Astoria Park

Police discovered the body of an unidentified woman near Astoria Park South and Shore Boulevard. 

Lower East Side »

Tennis Bubble Proposed for East River Park Courts

A tennis bubble could cover the 12 courts in the East River Park, according to a proposal.

Williamsburg »

City Planning Commission Approves Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment

The City Planning Commission approved a proposal to redevelop the former Domino Sugar Factory site.


Pet an East River Sea Squirt at New Brooklyn Bridge Park Aquarium

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is fundraising $80,000 to make the project a reality.

Greenpoint »

East River Ferry Service Suspended in Greenpoint After Ramp Collapse

The dock ramp at the Greenpoint hub collapsed Thursday morning during the snowstorm, witnesses said.

Long Island City »

Giant Sculpture Coming to Queens Waterfront This Spring

"Queen Mother of Reality" debuted in Brooklyn last fall, and will be at Socrates Sculpture Park in May.

Astoria »

Man's Body Found in Water Off Astoria Park, Police Say

The unidentified man's body was discovered in the East River just before 8 a.m. Monday, police said.

Hunts Point »

Architects Eye Abandoned North Brother Island for Autism School

Architecture students envision a school for autistic children on the abandoned North Brother Island.

Midtown East »

Floating Paths and Amphitheater Coming to East River Esplanade, City Says

The city released renderings of a new esplanade proposed for the East River waterfront.

Civic Center »

Police Pored Over Hundreds of Tips and Video in Search for Avonte Oquendo

Investigators said they've looked at nearly 500 videos searching for the missing autistic teen.

Long Island City »

More than 100 Hold Vigil for Autistic Teen Missing for a Week

Friends, family and volunteers have been searching for Avonte Oquendo, 14, who went missing last Friday.

Murray Hill »

Proposed Park Will Have Interactive Fountain and Flood Protections

The park at 626 First Ave. will have trees that can withstand saltwater flooding.

Long Island City »

Man's Body Pulled From East River in Queens, Cops Say

Police pulled the body of a man from the East River near Long Island City Monday night.


St. Ann's Warehouse Secures Theater Space in Brooklyn Bridge Park

St. Ann's will develop a performing arts hub in the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park.