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Far Rockaway »

Rockaway Boardwalk Project Delayed by Rare Bird Nesting

Work will have to stop twice to accommodate the endangered Piping Plover, which nests in the area.

New Dorp Beach »

City Seeks Proposals to Revitalize Sandy Damaged Staten Island Beaches

The city is seeking bids for recreational facilities, restaurants and other amenities on beach fronts.

Corona »

Crumbling World's Fair Site Could Cost $52M to Fix

Structures from the iconic 1964 World's Fair in Queens will be costly to fix, officials said.  

Park Slope »

Parents Sue City Over Broken Legs at Park Slope Playground

At least five families are suing the city after their children were injured playing on a swing.

Park Slope »

Swing Yanked From Park Slope Playground After Children Hurt

At least two children have suffered fractured ankles on a swing at Slope Park, parents said.

Long Island City »

'Shady Park' Gets $10K Grant to Replace Trees Downed by Hurricane Sandy

Jimmy Van Bramer announced $10,000 in funding for the park, which lost its beloved trees in the storm.

Bed-Stuy »

Locals Hope to Turn Two Vacant Lots Into Community Gardens

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

Financial District »

Parks Officer Caught Stealing From Battery Park Lost-and-Found, City Says

A former city parks officer could face up to a year in jail after he was accused of stealing $55.

Prospect Heights »

Beloved Prospect Heights Playground Custodian Retires From Post

Underhill Playground custodian John Turner, 62, has retired from his post.

Washington Heights »

Officials Celebrate $1.75M Overhaul of J. Hood Wright Park

The central lawn of J. Hood Wright is green, its playground and dog run spruced up, and more is coming.

Glendale »

Playground Sprinklers Will Turn Off After 2 Minutes Under New Timer System

More than 400 sprinklers will get timer buttons as part of a $6 million plan to reduce water use.

St. George »

Parks Department Spruces Up Historic Staten Island Statues

The Parks Department cleaned up several monuments and statues around the North Shore of Staten Island.

Port Richmond »

Staten Island Becoming Skateboard Central With Third Park

The borough's third skate park is planned to be constructed in Faber Park, Port Richmond.

South Beach »

Four People Injured by Syringes at NYC Beaches

Four New Yorkers have been stuck by needles at beaches in the last three weeks.

Middle Village »

Shaded Bocce Courts Coming to Middle Village Park

There will also be a new bocce court at Juniper Valley Park in Queens.

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