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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.

Astoria »

How to Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree in New York City

Leave it curbside, turn it into mulch or pay to have someone haul it away.

Lower East Side »

Share Your Ideas for LES Playground at Public Meeting

Local residents will be able to share their renovation ideas for Henry M. Jackson Playground.

Long Island City »

Vandalized Long Island City War Memorial Restored

The bronze medals were restored to the Captain Malcolm A. Rafferty monument at Rafferty Triangle.

High Bridge »

Bronxites Angered Over Locked, Fenced-Off Park Land

Residents cannot access Cpl. Fischer Park., located on Nelson Avenue in Highbridge.

Sunset Park »

PHOTOS: Sunset Park's Waterfront Park Officially Opens

Officials hosted a ribbon-cutting event for Bush Terminal Park, which opened to the public last week.

Fort Greene »

Parks Department Starting Repairs to Dry Up 'Lake Fort Greene'

A temporary fence will close off the eastern portion of the park while repairs are being made.

Sunset Park »

Bush Terminal Piers Park Opens to the Public on Sunset Park Waterfront

The waterfront park between 43rd and 51st Streets debuted Wednesday after multiple delays.

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.