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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.

Lower East Side »

Tennis Bubble Proposed for East River Park Courts

A tennis bubble could cover the 12 courts in the East River Park, according to a proposal.

Lower East Side »

De Blasio Appoints Parks Commissioner

In a speech Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Mitchell Silver his new Parks Commissioner.

New Dorp Beach »

Parks to Cut Down 1,000 Sandy Damaged Trees on Staten Island

The Parks Department has put out bids to remove up to 1,073 trees damaged by the storm.

Inwood »

Beloved Inwood Garden Threatened by Parks Dept. Project, Residents Say

The caretakers of Bruce's Garden say a plan to run a water pipe into Isham Park could destroy the garden.