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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.

Ditmars »

Astoria Playground Upgrades to Include Steinway Piano-Shaped Spray Shower

Upgrades are planned for Paul Raimonda Playground, including a new spray shower shaped like a piano.

Astoria »

Locals Push for Rundown Astoria Schoolyard to Become Public Park

Residents have revived a defunded plan to create a park on 21st Street.

Inwood »

Dog Owners Blast Ticketing in Isham Park Amid Confusing Off-Leash Rules

Dog owners say they were ticketed despite an informal agreement allowing off-leash use overnight.

Inwood »

Troubled La Marina Allowed to Host 1,800 People, Shocking Neighbors

The Parks Department said La Marina's permit allows 1,800 people to gather there, to the shock of locals.

Upper East Side »

Fee Hikes at City Fitness Centers Drove Away Members, Failed to Raise Cash

Mayor Bloomberg's fee increases backfired by driving away members, the Independent Budget Office found.

Inwood »

Red Tape Leaves Columbia's Waterfront Park Locked

The park, dubbed "Muscota Marsh," remains locked up even as Columbia says construction is finished.

Long Island City »

'Shady Park' Fully Reopens After Sandy-Related Construction

Half of the play equipment at Andrews Grove in Hunters Point has been closed off since the storm.

Long Island City »

Queensbridge Park Gets $2.5 Million to Restore Unused Building

The waterfront park in Long Island City will get $2.5 million for the renovation of its park house.

Long Island City »

Historic Millstone Displayed in Queens Plaza Was Vandalized: Officials

The Parks Dept. has removed the graffiti, but a local historian wants to see the artifacts moved indoors.

East Village »

Artists Invited to Create Murals in East Village Park

First Park will install the new murals in September.