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Upper West Side »

Locals Push for UWS Playground Redesign to Attract Kids of All Abilities

Community members are working to design an inclusive and accessible play space in the neighborhood. 

Murray Hill »

Property Owner Plans to Close Playground to Build Retail Space

The owner of the Rivergate apartments plans to build a one-story retail building in Joseph Slifka Park.

Civic Center »

Parks Boss' Schedule Shows He Met With Rich & Famous, But Few Local Groups

Commissioner Mitchell Silver had sitdowns with celebrities and billionaires about their pet causes.

Midtown »

What Happened in New York This Week: 9 Stories You Need to Read

A principal made a controversial remark, the NYPD named its No. 2 and a beloved diner owner died.

Kew Gardens »

Parkgoers Call for Sidewalk Repairs in Forest Park

Residents say that cracks in the sidewalk create a safety hazard.

Upper West Side »

UWS 'Sea of Concrete' Getting Closer to Becoming Public Plaza, Group Says

With the support of local leaders, the Stryker Park group said their plan has gained momentum. 

Union Square »

World-Traveling Parks Dept. Boss Finally Books Meeting With Union Sq. Group

A day after DNAinfo asked about the Parks head's inaccessibility, he agreed to meet with one group.

Washington Heights »

No Smoking Sign Will Help Homeless Problem at WaHi Park, Politician Says

Juan Pablo Duarte Square has seen a growing number of homeless men congregating in the public plaza.

Corona »

Go on a Scavenger Hunt in Flushing Meadows Park to Celebrate World's Fair

The party ends the months-long celebration of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs. 

Red Hook »

Redesign of Red Hook Bathroom Doesn't Lower Size or Cost Enough for Locals

The Parks Department presented a new design for the comfort station at Valentino Park Thursday night.

Corona »

Speeding Drivers Make Flushing Meadows a Race Track After Dark, Police Say

The NYPD handed out nearly 200 summonses in August but drivers keep returning.

Midland Beach »

City Wants Cafe to Replace 80-Year-Old Victory Diner at Midland Beach

The cafe will take the place of an historic diner that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Inwood »

Inwood Nightclub La Marina to Stay Open Year-Round

The controversial Dyckman Street venue will stay open all winter for the first time.

Washington Heights »

Homeless Camp Growing in Washington Heights Park, Locals Say

A local volunteer gardening group said they find syringes and human waste in Juan Pablo Duarte Square.

Civic Center »

What Happened in New York This Week: 8 Stories You Need to Read

Catch up on some of DNAinfo New York's most popular stories of the week.

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