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Randall's Island »

Parks Dept. Driving Out Manhattan's Only Riding Facility, Operator Says

The New York Riding Academy at Randall's Island may have to make room for a playground.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Cultural Center Closed After City Finds Faulty Fire Alarm

Von King Cultural Arts Center has been shuttered, effective immediately, due to the alarm issue.

Gowanus »

Parks Department Wants Community Input on Little-Known Gowanus Playground

Officials are asking what locals want to see at Ennis Playground at 11th Street and Second Avenue.

Park Slope »

Officials Want Input on New Building Near Old Stone House

Residents are invited to make suggestions on the new Park Slope building at two public meetings.

Park Slope »

Parks Dept. Puts a Stop to Spinning Playground Equipment After Injuries

Parents say the Parks Department went too far when it welded spinning playground equipment into place.

East Harlem »

Neighbors Redesign Rundown Park in the Hope it Becomes Family Destination

Residents would like to see better lighting and updated play equipment in the neglected park.

Red Hook »

Councilman Axes Red Hook Park's $2.4M Bathroom

Councilman Carlos Menchaca said the money will remain allocated to a capital project in Red Hook.

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.