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Rego Park »

'Green' Playground Featuring Fitness Station and Murals Opens in Rego Park

The playground, at J.H.S. 157 Stephen A. Halsey, was designed with the help of students.

East Village »

7-Eleven's Noisy Fridge Unit Forces Family to Sleep in Living Room

Neighbors of the 7-Eleven at 170 Ave. A said the unit creates constant noise and vibrations.

Fort Wadsworth »

Construction Crew Hit With $67K in Fines After Lying About Asbestos: City

Crews demolishing Mount Manresa falsely claimed there was no asbestos in the building, the city said.

Midtown »

Massive 52nd Street Pothole Gets Temporary Fix

The gaping pothole on the corner of W. 52nd Street and Seventh Avenue was patched up Friday.

Greenpoint »

Construction Dust May Pose Health Hazard at Greenpoint Playground: Experts

Local officials worry dust containing lead has accumulated at unsafe levels at Greenpoint Playground.

Gowanus »

City Mulls Plan to Dig Up Gowanus Park and Pool to Install Sewage Tanks

The Department of Environmental Protection named 14 possible locations for two underground sewage tanks.

Pleasant Plains »

Family Donates Plot of Land to City to Expand Staten Island Bluebelt

The Goldhirsch family donated 2.5 acres of land that will help protect the Mill Creek Bluebelt.

Upper West Side »

Sinkhole Diverts Traffic on Amsterdam Avenue

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and West 70th Street.

Bed-Stuy »

Nostrand Avenue Construction in Bed-Stuy to be Completed by June, City Says

The $17.5 million construction project has been underway for more than two years.

Williamsburg »

DEP Offers $6 Million in Green Project Grants

The NYC DEP is encouraging groups to apply for $6 million in new funding for green projects.

Williamsburg »

DEP Struggles to Find Source of Water Leak on Williamsburg Street

The water covered Jackson and Leonard Streets about 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.

Greenpoint »

DEP Dumps Valentine's Tours of Sewage Treatment Plant After Snowstorm

This was set to be the third year of the tours at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Washington Heights »

Sewer Repair Work Knocks Out Parking on W. 183rd Street for Rest of Month

Parking is banned near Audubon Avenue through February while DEP officials do emergency repairs.

Gowanus »

700-Pound Wolf Sculpture Taken From Gowanus Sidewalk, Artist Says

The concrete wolf sculpture signed "Wolf Tits" disappeared just three weeks after it was installed.

Greenwich Village »

Fifth Avenue Reopens After Water Main Break

Fifth Avenue from 12th Street to 14th Street reopened Saturday morning after the water main was repaired.

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