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Inwood »

Dog Run for Small-Breed Pups May Open in Inwood Hill Park, Pet Group Says

The new area will be added to Homer's Run in the coming months, community leaders said.

Woodhaven »

Forest Park Playground to Get New Play Equipment and Sprinklers

City officials broke ground on nearly $1.5 million renovations to Mary Whalen Playground. 

Flushing »

Kissena Lake Cleaned Up After 150 Fish Found Dead, City Says

The fish died because the lake was low on oxygen due to an algae bloom.

Corona »

$10M USTA Promised to Flushing Meadows Park Still in Limbo 2 Years Later

The US Tennis Association says they're unable to hand over the money without a group to hand it to.

Lindenwood »

City Looking for New Operator for Queens Stables Where 6 Horses Died

The stables on the South Conduit are currently run by the Federation of Black Cowboys.

Washington Heights »

City Revives Plan for Highbridge Park Ice Rink

A 2014 request for proposals didn't generate much interest, the Parks Department said.

Upper West Side »

14-Foot Branch Snaps Off Tree Outside Natural History Museum

The large branch came crashing down inside a park next to the museum on West 77th Street.

Central Harlem »

City Will Restore Benches to A. Philip Randolph Square at BP's Request

The benches were removed last fall because of concerns over the growing homeless population.

Inwood »

You Told Us: Should the Inwood Shakespeare Fest Get to Reserve Park Space?

The festival may end its 15-year run if organizers can no longer reserve space in Inwood Hill Park.

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

Toxic Algae Harmful to Dogs Found in Prospect Park Lake

The Department of Environmental Conservation says the blue-green algae bloom is "widespread."

Crown Heights »

Upcoming Brower Park Lawn Reseeding Project Worries Local Dog Owners

A public meeting to discuss the maintenance project is set for next week in Crown Heights.

Ditmars »

Construction Starts on $1.7M Overhaul of Astoria Playground

Upgrades to the Paul Raimonda Playground will include a spray shower shaped like a Steinway piano.

Williamsburg »

Williamsburg and Greenpoint Locals to Rally for Completed Waterfront Park

The protest on Sunday is part of an ongoing effort to get the city to finish Bushwick Inlet Park.

Inwood »

Inwood Shakespeare Fest May End 15-Year Run Due to Park Crowding

The festival organizers may no longer be able to reserve space in Inwood Hill Park.

Neponsit »

3 Swimmers Rescued at Riis Park After Hours

The swimmers were listed in serious and stable condition, officials said.