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East Harlem »

Police Turn Down the Volume on East Harlem Summer Basketball League

Police yanked the permit for amplified sound at a youth summer basketball league after complaints.

Inwood »

Police Hesitant to Bust Young, Illegal Cyclists in Fort Tryon Park

Police aren't going after teen riders, saying they'd have to be arrested rather than written summonses.

Greenwich Village »

Pesticide Sprayed on City Parks Linked to Cancer, Study Says

The city's Parks Department sprayed the pesticide Roundup more than 1,300 times in 2013.

Corona »

More Wayfinding Signs May be Coming to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The grant may be used toward increased signage and other improvements in the park.

Rockaway Beach »

'Tanning Tables' Proposed for Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

The seating areas were ripped by community members over concerns about cancer and improper use.

Upper West Side »

Parks Dept. Delays Redesign of UWS Playground

Locals have battled over a redesign of the "dangerous" playground for more than a year. 

Rockaway Beach »

Giant 'ROCKAWAY' Boardwalk Sign May Be Missing 'R' for Up to a Year

The word "ROCKAWAY" on the boardwalk won't include the "R" at first — it's being built later.

Ocean Breeze »

Take a Look Inside Staten Island's New $93M Indoor Track Center

The Ocean Breeze Track and Field complex, delayed by Hurricane Sandy, is set to open in October.

New Brighton »

Goodhue Park Grows as City Adds 11 Acres of Land

The city paid $14.5 million to add 11.5 acres of land for the New Brighton park.

Jackson Heights »

Moser Bulova Park Will Get New Playground Equipment and Spray Showers

The park on 25th Avenue got a nearly $1 million boost from a local councilman.

Chinatown »

Garden Grows Fresh Veggies in Columbus Park

A health center built the new garden to encourage kids to be more physically active.

Union Square »

Parks Workers Stole Man's Backpack and Hid It in Garbage Can, Police Say

Two workers stole a backpack from a man after he was punched in the face in Union Square, police said.

Coney Island »

10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling into Coney Island Water, Police Say

Takara McDuffy died after she and her sister fell into the water while playing on a jetty, police said.

Upper West Side »

'Forlorn' UWS Basketball, Handball Courts to Get $800K Renovation

The courts near Booker T. Washington M.S. have given way to homelessness and drug dealing, locals said.

Midtown »

Cancel Your Outdoor Plans as Flash Floods Threaten City

The city could see up to 3 inches of rain over next 48 hours, forecasters predict.

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