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Crown Heights »

Chickens Scratch Their Way Into Even More NYC Backyards

New Yorkers raising birds in their backyards said they like the organic eggs and fun of having a pet.  

Melrose »

Willis Avenue Community Garden Gets Facelift

The garden now includes a new modular casita and may get WiFi and solar panels in the future.

Crown Heights »

100 Free Trees are Up for Grabs at Crown Heights Community Garden

The Crow Hill Community Association will host a tree giveaway this weekend as part of Million Trees NYC.

Astoria »

Volunteers Plant New Trees in Astoria Park on Earth Day

The plantings are also designed to enrich the Five Boro Bike Tour, which uses the park as a main stop.

Inwood »

Dog Owners Letting Pets Use Tree Pits as Bathrooms, Locals Say

Students built fences around tree pits at IS 52, but dog owners are ignoring them, volunteers said.

Jackson Heights »

Free Tree Giveaway Taking Root in Jackson Heights

The Jackson Heights Beautification Group teamed up with the New York Restoration Project for the event

Inwood »

Uptowners Tickled Pink By Colorful Dyckman Street Ice Waterfall

The icicles on Dyckman Street are the work of photographer Luis Baez-Correa.

Inwood »

Sherman Creek Boathouse Design Contest Winner Picked Amid Fundraising Drive

Bade Stageberg Cox has been chosen to design a boathouse and learning center along the Inwood waterfront.

Ditmars »

Steinway & Sons Turning a Parking Lot Into Paradise with Green Makeover

A parking lot at the famous piano-making headquarters is being fitted with storm-resilient features.

Gowanus »

Bette Midler Welcomes New Community Garden to Gowanus

Midler, founder of New York Restoration Project, helped open the renovated Gil Hodges community garden.

High Bridge »

Volunteers Revitalize Litter-Strewn Staircase on Jerome Slope

A crew of volunteers has helped spruce up a staircase once known as a magnet for trash and drugs.

Inwood »

Competition Begins to Turn Sherman Creek Site into Outdoor Classroom

Eight firms will submit plans for an outdoor classroom and boat facility at the Sherman Creek boat site.

South Jamaica »

Community Gardens Turn Once-Derelict Spaces Into Green Oases

New York City runs the nation's largest community garden program with more than 600 green-thumb hubs.

Forest Hills »

Forest Hills to Get Greener Thanks to Tree Giveaway

Organizers hope to put the “forest” back into Forest Hills.

Hunts Point »

Tree Giveaway Lets Bronxites Beautify Their Backyards, Parks and Gardens

New York Restoration Project will offer 625 free trees at various Bronx sites from March 30 to April 28.

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