Von King Cultural Arts Center has been shuttered, effective immediately, due to the alarm issue.
Officials are asking what locals want to see at Ennis Playground at 11th Street and Second Avenue.
Residents are invited to make suggestions on the new Park Slope building at two public meetings.
Parents say the Parks Department went too far when it welded spinning playground equipment into place.
Residents would like to see better lighting and updated play equipment in the neglected park.
Councilman Carlos Menchaca said the money will remain allocated to a capital project in Red Hook.
A survey found 793 deer living on Staten Island, compared to just 24 in 2008.
The Grammy Award-winning singer helped out at La Casita Verde, a vacant lot once plagued by rats.
The Parks Department needs a new metal worker after Larry Hagberg retired this year.
Jenny Gersten said despite its international renown, the park's main goal is to serve the neighborhood.
The three-year, $1.65 million renovation added an enclosed atrium, a computer lab and fitness equipment.
Work will have to stop twice to accommodate the endangered Piping Plover, which nests in the area.
The city is seeking bids for recreational facilities, restaurants and other amenities on beach fronts.
Structures from the iconic 1964 World's Fair in Queens will be costly to fix, officials said.
At least five families are suing the city after their children were injured playing on a swing.
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