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Crown Heights »

Two Decapitated Rooster Heads Found Near Prospect Park

The rooster heads were found two days after a severed goat head was found in Prospect Park.

Silver Lake »

Stay Cool in the Summer with Staten Island Park's Sprinklers

There are 21 parks in Staten Island that have spray showers for kids over the summer.

Willowbrook »

Staten Island Tennis Players Ready to Hang Up Rackets Amid Run-Down Courts

Many of the borough's public tennis courts are so cracked, they're unusable, players said.

Coney Island »

City Will Open All Public Beaches for Memorial Day Weekend

The city's beaches, hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, will reopen on Saturday.

New Dorp Beach »

Staten Island Residents Rally to Save Sandy Relief Hub

The Sandy relief camp was told by the city it needed to move from its spot in time for beach season.

New Brighton »

City Opens First Section of Goodhue Park in Staten Island

The 38-acre property was in danger of being sold to developers in 2006.

New Dorp Beach »

Sandy Aid Camp Forced to Close So Beachgoers Can Get to Staten Island Shore

The city told a volunteer-run hub to move so that New Dorp Beach can open on Memorial Day. 

Upper East Side »

Tramway Plaza Gets In Gear for Machine-Themed Public Art

Carole Eisner's "Hosea" will be displayed from approximately the end of April until November 2013.

New York City »

As City Gets Early Taste of Summer, Sandy-Damaged Beaches Prepare to Open

See what shape some of the city's favorite beaches are currently in after Hurricane Sandy.

Flatiron »

Death of Red-Tailed Hawk Caused By Rat Poison, Says EPA

The necropsy of a hawk found dead in the park showed signs of secondary rat poisoning, an EPA blog said.

Hunts Point »

City Launches Free Wi-Fi at Hunts Point Riverside Park

AT&T will now provide free Wi-Fi at Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Olinville »

Volunteers Battle Invasive Plants in the Bronx River Forest

The Japanese knotweed must be destroyed to protect land along the Bronx River.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

Forest Park Carousel Restoration an 'Easy Fix,' Amusement Bigwig Says

Valerio Ferrari, who is interested in running the historic Queens carousel, said it is in good condition.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Union Square Park Supervisor Rode Out Hurricane Irene in the Park

When Hurricane Irene hit New York City, Danny Hernandez, 35, was in Union Square Park to monitor damage. 

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

New 'Waterfalls' On Display Along Park Avenue

Ten pieces from American sculptor Bryan Hunt's famed "Waterfalls" series are now on display in the malls along Park Avenue from East 52nd Street to East 57th Street.