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Hamilton Heights »

Legendary 'Battlegrounds' Basketball Courts Are Being Renovated, City Says

The park where greats such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar got their start is set to get a makeover by the city.

Fort Greene »

Homeless Encampment Threatening Dog Owners in Fort Greene Park, Locals Say

Police have been called to Fort Greene Park five times in the past five months, records show.

Morningside Heights »

Father of Boy Run Over by Parks Van Says Accident Could Have Been Prevented

Joram Jimenez, 6, was riding on a scooter when a Parks Department van ran over both his legs.

Inwood »

Headless Chickens Found in Inwood Hill Park

The gruesome find follows the discovery of rooster and goat heads elsewhere in the city.

Woodhaven »

Police Remove Extra Patrols Placed in Forest Park After Sex Attack

The NYPD had increased patrols after a rape occurred there in August.

Long Island City »

'Shady Park' Neighbors Vie for Tall Trees to Replace Those Upended by Sandy

LIC residents are devastated after Hurricane Sandy toppled trees at a popular neighborhood playground.