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Inwood »

The 5 Best Places for You to Hike in New York City

Many of the city's parks have trails where hikers can explore and connect with nature.

Sunset Park »

TIMELINE: Waterfront Haven Opening Soon at Sunset Park's Bush Terminal

The long-awaited Sunset Park green space will provide waterfront access and sports fields.

East Village »

Artists Invited to Submit Ideas for East Village Park Murals

First Street Green is looking for six to eight murals to install in mid-September.

Long Island City »

Murray Playground Gets Performance Space and World's Fair Benches

The upgrades were part of a $1.275 million renovation to the eastern portion of the park.

West Harlem »

City Was Warned That Illegal Party Would Trash Morningside Park

The unauthorized party drowned out a Shakespeare play that had a permit.

Astoria »

Astoria Park Pool Reopens for the Summer

The Olympic-sized pool is 330 feet in length, the largest in the city.

Midland Beach »

Midland Beach Children's Amusement Park Opens This Weekend

The park will feature four rides for children, including the borough's only roller coaster.

Tottenville »

Retro-Themed 5K to Kick Off Staten Island Waterfront Festival

The Raritan Bay Waterfront Festival will kick off with a 5K encouraging racers to dress like the 80s.

New Dorp Beach »

Residents Worry Dune Climbers Increase Neighborhood's Risk of Storm Damage

Residents in New Dorp Beach said they worry people climbing dunes will weaken them.

New Springville »

City Breaks Ground on 3.3-Mile Greenway in Staten Island

The New Springville Greenway, part of Freshkills Park, will allow for bicycles, pedestrians and runners.

Midland Beach »

Kids Used in Sandy Recovery Event Still Await Storm Damaged Playground Fix

Kids at P.S. 38 have been without a playground for nearly two years.

South Beach »

Amusement Park Coming to Staten Island This Summer

The new attraction was announced at the official opening ceremony of Staten Island's beaches.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside Playground Renovations to Include Memorial for Local Veterans

The memorial is part of a larger $2 million renovation project for the Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground.

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.

Red Hook »

$2.3 Million Renovation Slated for Red Hook's Coffey Park

The project will begin in the next few weeks and will finish in spring of 2015, officials say.

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