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Red Hook »

Thousands of trees are still suffering the long-term effects of Hurricane Sandy. 

Astoria »

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

East Village »

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

Park Slope »

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

Chelsea »

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

Union Square »

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

Long Island City »

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

Fort Greene »

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

Long Island City »

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

Corona »

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

Astoria »

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

Coney Island »

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

SoHo »

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

Carroll Gardens »

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