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Inwood »

New Isham Park Water Fountains Not Working Following Construction Delays

After a more than year-long construction process, residents say the two fountains do not work.

Far Rockaway »

Lola Star Set to Open Beachside Shops Along Rockaway Beach

Two new Lola Star beachside shops will open at Beach 32nd and Beach 60th streets.

Claremont »

Claremont Park Tops the List for South Bronx 'Public Drinking' Tickets

Parks Department officers have issued 18 tickets for drinking in the park during the past two years.

Castleton Corners »

City to Pay $25K to 8-Year-Old Who Broke Leg Sledding in Staten Island Park

The boy was injured when he crashed his sled into a bale of hay at the foot of a hill.

Central Harlem »

Audible Sculpture Replaces Harlem Watchtower Atop Marcus Garvey Park

The interactive installation will play the sound of bells and recorded speeches by Marcus Garvey.

Upper West Side »

City to Replace 3 Trees Sawed in Half on Upper West Side

The trees will be replaced by the Parks Department either this fall or spring.

Coney Island »

Cellphone Charging Stations Open at 4 City Beaches

The charging stations were installed over the weekend. 

Throgs Neck »

Trump Increases Size of Clubhouse at Ferry Point Park Golf Course

Trump plans on building an 18,455-square-foot clubhouse, up from 12,000 square feet.

Astoria »

Arborist Looks to Clone Beloved Astoria Tree Cut Down by City

A tree on 34th Street that was chopped down by the city in March may get a second life.

Prospect Heights »

Prospect Heights Playground Redesign Features Track, Turf and Waterworks

A renovation plan for Stroud Playground was approved last week by Community Board 8.

High Bridge »

High Bridge Reopening Leads to Renewed Calls to Develop Bronx Waterfront

Park advocates hope the bridge will help spur action to make the borough's waterfront more accessible.

Astoria »

Astoria Park Playground's Broken Bathrooms Need to Be Replaced: Parents

The current bathrooms — closed for the season — are too small and dirty, parents said.

Mott Haven »

Here's Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in The Bronx This Summer

The outdoor film screenings launch June 14 and runs through Sept. 26.

Elmhurst »

City Calls for Elmhurst Park Cleanup Day in Honor of Late Employee

Jennifer Kao, who helped create Elmhurst Park, will now be honored with a tree-planting ceremony.

Coney Island »

Whale That Washed Up at Coney Island Likely Killed by Boat, Officials Say

The adult female Minke whale was washed up on the beach on Monday.