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East Village »

Artists Invited to Create Murals in East Village Park

First Park will install the new murals in September.

Lower East Side »

Workers Install Second Fence Blocking Off View of LES Community Garden

A plywood fence blocks gardeners from half of the Children's Magical Garden.

Stapleton »

New Public Art Comes to Stapleton's Tappen Park

The "All-Too-Familiar Tangle" sculpture will stay in Tappen Park until next year.

Washington Heights »

Playground Remains Closed for Second Straight Year, Drawing Residents' Ire

Renovations to the Wright Brothers playground will keep the playground out of service until August.

Long Island City »

City Starts Long-Awaited Repairs to Queensbridge Park Seawall

The $6.65 million project will reconstruct the seawall and build a waterfront promenade and small wharf.

New Dorp Beach »

Sandy Relief Hub's New Location Shut Down by City

The Cedar Grove Community Hub was issued a stop-work order after moving across the street.

Upper East Side »

City Councilwoman Urges City to Postpone New Busker Policy

Melissa Mark-Viverito wants the Parks Department to push back and explain new performer regulations.

Upper East Side »

Street Performers Blast Rule to Stay Inside Designated Spots In Some Parks

Activists say new regulations will make it impossible for street performers to make a living.

Woodside »

Neighbors Call for Increased Police Presence at Windmuller Park

Residents who live near Windmuller Park in Woodside say it's frequented by rowdy, rule-breaking teens.

Red Hook »

Residents Hope for Community Garden at Columbia Street Vacant Lot

Locals are hoping to create a community garden in a vacant lot at 313 Columbia St.

Astoria »

Tweaks Proposed for New Astoria Park Bike Lanes Amid Safety Concerns

Parks and DOT proposed slight changes for the new paths, which critics say are confusing and too narrow.

Astoria »

Broken Water Fountains Leave Astoria Parkgoers High and Dry, Report Says

New Yorkers for Parks found the park's four drinking fountains are prone to plumbing problems.

South Beach »

City to Fast-Track Flood Protection Construction on Staten Island Beaches

The city hopes to start construction in April for berms and dunes wiped out by Hurricane Sandy.

Astoria »

Parks Advocates Say Narrow Astoria Park Bike Lanes Could Cause Collisions

Critics say the lanes are too narrow and could cause collisions between pedestrians and cyclists.

Astoria »

City Unveils Plans for New Astoria Park Pool Performance Space

The Parks Department unveiled preliminary plans for a new performance space in Astoria on Wednesday.

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