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City Parks Trail North Dakota Green Space in National Grant Contest

Madison Square Park and other city parks are taking part in a park popularity contest in the hopes of winning a $100,000 grant. But so far, a North Dakota park, which recently suffered a flood, is in the lead.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Popular Lower East Side Skate Park Looking to Expand

Design goals include adding new obstacles and enlarging the park located under the Manhattan Bridge.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Popular Lower East Side Skate Park Rolling Out Renovation Plan

Reconstruction of the Manhattan Bridge skate park will proceed thanks to grant funding.

Manhattan »

10 City Schools Earn Money by Powering Down

The Department of Education handed out $100,000 in grants to schools that slashed their energy consumption.

Downtown »

Downtown Agency Boots Julie Menin Off Panel

Julie Menin, Community Board 1 chairwoman, will no longer serve on the panel distributing $17 million in grants.

Manhattan »

Local Public Schools Get Money for Gardens

Public schools across Manhattan were named recipients of a $2,000 city grant for school gardens and education.

Downtown »

Close the LMDC by 9/11/11, Residents Say

The LMDC agency should develop a sunset plan immediately, Community Board 1 members said this week.

Downtown »

Park51 Applies for 9/11 Recovery Money to Build Mosque Near Ground Zero

The mosque and community center is one of 265 organizations that applied for funds.

Downtown »

Lower Manhattan Gets $150 Million Federal Windfall for Downtown Projects

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation hopes to fund more than a dozen projects with the federal funds.

Downtown »

Struggling Downtown Nonprofits Will Receive $17 Million in Grants

The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. will distribute the money as soon as the end of the year.

Downtown »

Grant Program Expands to Help Downtown Businesses Survive Construction

The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. added $1 million to the program and extended it through 2015.

Manhattan »

Con Edison Made to Share $200 Million it Wanted From 9/11 Fund With Housing, Cultural Groups

Federal money once allocated for utilities such as ConEdison will now be open for other uses, including arts and education.

Manhattan »

Watch Out Hamptons — Planning Begins for East River Blueway

Representatives from city agencies dreamed big for a transformation of the East River waterfront into a "Blueway".