The Freeman Plaza parks are surrounded by four lanes of honking traffic entering the Holland Tunnel.
The mayor recently announced a series of projects that will transform Downtown Brooklyn's green spaces.
Columbia University promised $300,000 for community uses, but it still hasn't been doled out.
The city will consider other sites for affordable housing, so the disputed lot could become a park.
The Friends of the East River Esplanade want to create a public art installation in the space.
The West 71st Street park is not well known, but is well loved by neighbors who tend to it.
Gentrification and environmental stewardship are themes for "Jane's Walk" local tours.
The planting beds along First Avenue have become a dumping space, residents say.
The Talking Heads singer helped celebrate the grant, which will be used to maintain the plaza.
The lots need community board approval, according to an organizing group.
The Trust for Public Land is looking for a company to examine the feasibility of building the QueensWay.
After soliciting responses from 130 people, the 82nd Street Partnership will present a plan to the city.
The park would run along one block of Dyer Avenue near the Lincoln Tunnel.
Residents of a candle factory turned creative living space in Bed-Stuy share (almost) everything.
The Friends of 20th Street Park plan to use the area around a city-owned lot as a park on Sunday.
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