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Astoria »

'Elaborate' Spray Shower to Replace Mini-Pool in Astoria Heights Playground

The change is planned as part of a $3 million overhaul of the Astoria Heights Playground.  

East Village »

YouTube Backing Tompkins Square Park Basketball Court Renovations

Work is expected to begin later this month, the company announced Monday afternoon.

Park Slope »

Kids Treating New Prospect Park Sculpture Like a Jungle Gym, Artist Says

Artist Leonard Ursachi wants kids to interact with his sculpture "Fat Boy," not attack it.

Chelsea »

City Parks' Favorite Weed Killer 'Probably' Causes Cancer, Pol Says

An ingredient in Roundup, the city's most-used herbicide, deemed "probably carcinogenic" by W.H.O. 

Union Square »

MAP: These City Playgrounds Have the Most Injuries

Eleven kids were hurt in Evelyn's Playground in Union Square Park in 2013 and 2014, records show.

Long Island City »

Antique LIC Payphone Will Record Your Thoughts on Public Art

A vintage phone booth is cropping up Long Island City to record your thoughts about public art.

Fort Greene »

Edward Snowden Bust Erected in Fort Greene Park Before Dawn

A group of artists erected the sculpture Monday morning but the Parks Department later removed it.

Long Island City »

Hunters Point South Park to Get Wi-Fi Service This Spring

Cablevision and Time Warner Cable subscribers will get free access, while others can pay 99 cents.

Corona »

Teens Busted for Scaling and Tagging World's Fair Towers

Teens were caught climbing the towers by two Parks officers on patrol, a spokeswoman said.

Astoria »

7-Foot Sophocles is Final Piece in Astoria Park Greek Statues Collection

The statue is the final addition to the Hellenic collection at Athens Square Park.

Coney Island »

Keep Beaches Open Through End of September, City Council Urges Parks Dept

City council members are pushing for a bill to extend the city's beach and pool season. 

SoHo »

Stalled $1.5M Upgrade of Park in SoHo Is Back on Track, Officials Say

Work will finally begin on Father Fagan Park, nearly four years after the City Council allocated funds.

Carroll Gardens »

Redesign Slated for Shuttered St. Mary's Playground

The former park has been closed since 2009 because of the MTA's construction on the Culver Viaduct.

East Village »

Lower East Side's Community Gardens Should Be Protected As Parks: Residents

Supporters said a special district would help protect community gardens from development.