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Pleasant Plains »

Deer Population on Staten Island Leaps 3,200 Percent in 6 Years

A survey found 793 deer living on Staten Island, compared to just 24 in 2008.

Williamsburg »

Jason Mraz Gets His Hands Dirty at New Williamsburg Community Garden

The Grammy Award-winning singer helped out at La Casita Verde, a vacant lot once plagued by rats.

Upper West Side »

City Looking to Hire New Blacksmith

The Parks Department needs a new metal worker after Larry Hagberg retired this year.

Chelsea »

High Line's New Director Wants Park to Serve Locals Before Tourists

Jenny Gersten said despite its international renown, the park's main goal is to serve the neighborhood.

Washington Heights »

City Unveils Renovated Highbridge Park Recreation Center

The three-year, $1.65 million renovation added an enclosed atrium, a computer lab and fitness equipment.

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.