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Astoria »

Pet Owners Eyeing Spot Under Triborough Bridge for Astoria Dog Run

Dog owners have been pushing to get a new, modern dog run in the neighborhood.

Red Hook »

$2.4M Bathroom Is Too Big and Pricey for Red Hook Park, Residents Say

A proposed $2.4 million "comfort station" would take away too much greenery from the park, locals said.

Sunset Park »

Locker Rooms and Pavilions Installed at Sunset Park Pool

The facility was designed and constructed this summer by graduate students from The New School.

Rockaway Park »

Rockaway Boardwalk Renewal Delayed Again as Project is Redesigned

The third phase of the project will likely not meet its Memorial Day 2016 finish date, an official said.

Astoria »

Astoria Pet Owners Push for Better Dog Run

Dog owners want a place with benches and separate spaces for large and small pooches to play.

Corona »

INTERACTIVE: Find Out How Much Crime Was Reported in Your Local Park

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park had the highest crime levels in the city this spring, statistics show.

Red Hook »

Parks Department Kept Red Hook in the Dark About Renovations, Residents Say

The city closed down two parks for renovation projects without telling locals, residents said.

Astoria »

Athens Square Park Plaza to Reopen in Sept. with Greek-Inspired Designs

The $850,000 project to reconstruct the park's performance and seating areas began last summer.

Sunset Park »

Youth Boxing Club Ready to Fight for Training Space in Sunset Park

The Atlas Foundation Cops and Kids Club wants to reopen in Sunset Park after being forced out in 2007.

Rockaway Beach »

Giant 'ROCKAWAY' Boardwalk Sign May Be Missing 'R' for Up to a Year

The word "ROCKAWAY" on the boardwalk won't include the "R" at first — it's being built later.

Jackson Heights »

Moser Bulova Park Will Get New Playground Equipment and Spray Showers

The park on 25th Avenue got a nearly $1 million boost from a local councilman.

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.

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