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Hudson Square »

Small Parks With Chaise Lounges Open Near Holland Tunnel Entrance

The Freeman Plaza parks are surrounded by four lanes of honking traffic entering the Holland Tunnel.

Downtown Brooklyn »

String of Public Plazas and Parks Planned for Downtown Brooklyn

The mayor recently announced a series of projects that will transform Downtown Brooklyn's green spaces. 

Inwood »

3 Years Later, Uptown Groups Still Waiting for Funds Promised by Columbia

Columbia University promised $300,000 for community uses, but it still hasn't been doled out.

Chelsea »

Park Could Replace Affordable Housing at City-Owned Lot on 20th Street

The city will consider other sites for affordable housing, so the disputed lot could become a park.

Upper East Side »

Light Show Planned to 'Transform' Ailing East River Esplanade

The Friends of the East River Esplanade want to create a public art installation in the space.

Upper West Side »

Tiny UWS Green Space to Get $300K Overhaul

The West 71st Street park is not well known, but is well loved by neighbors who tend to it.

Prospect Heights »

Neighborhood Walking Tours Highlight New Development and Green Spaces

Gentrification and environmental stewardship are themes for "Jane's Walk" local tours.

Upper East Side »

Adopt-a-Planter Aims to Beautify First Avenue's Drab Pedestrian Islands

The planting beds along First Avenue have become a dumping space, residents say.

Corona »

David Byrne in Corona to Celebrate $800K Grant for Pedestrian Plazas

The Talking Heads singer helped celebrate the grant, which will be used to maintain the plaza.

Bed-Stuy »

Locals Hope to Turn Two Vacant Lots Into Community Gardens

The lots need community board approval, according to an organizing group.

Forest Hills »

Environmental Group Calls for Queens 'High Line' Feasibility Study

The Trust for Public Land is looking for a company to examine the feasibility of building the QueensWay.

Elmhurst »

Elmhurst Residents Pitch in for Dunningham Triangle Renovation Plan

After soliciting responses from 130 people, the 82nd Street Partnership will present a plan to the city.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Park Near Lincoln Tunnel Proposed by Hell's Kitchen Groups

The park would run along one block of Dyer Avenue near the Lincoln Tunnel.

Bed-Stuy »

Brooklyn Kibbutz Glows in Former Candle Factory

Residents of a candle factory turned creative living space in Bed-Stuy share (almost) everything.

Chelsea »

Group Plans Pop-up Park at Unused Chelsea Sanitation Lot

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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