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Jamaica Estates »

Parks Pruner Suspended After Ex-Pol Rats Him Out About Moonlighting

Otis Softleigh faces a suspension after a councilman saw him working at a private home on city time.

Hudson Heights »

'Depressing' Hudson Heights Playground Needs Immediate Repairs, Locals Say

An Uptown playground that's slated for a redesign needs more immediate improvements, parents say.

Inwood »

Model-Airplane Flyers Push City for Designated Space in Inwood Hill Park

The Dyckman RC Modelers want permission from the Parks Department to fly model airplanes.

Jackson Heights »

'Great Lawn' and Performance Space Planned for Travers Park

The park renovation should begin in the spring, according to the Parks Department. 

East Elmhurst »

Park at Site of Last 1-Room Schoolhouse in Queens Gets $400K Boost

One Room Schoolhouse Park on Astoria Boulevard will get upgraded seating and garden space.

Upper West Side »

PTA Wants to Dump Landmark Group's Education Program After Lawsuit

P.S. 166's PTA is fighting back against Landmark West's bid to stop playground reconstruction.

Kew Gardens »

Forest Park's Pathways and T-Ball Field to be Reconstructed in Kew Gardens

The $1.9 million project is scheduled to be completed in June 2016.

Jackson Heights »

Help Count Jackson Heights' Trees as Part of Citywide Census

The tree census keeps track of every tree in New York City.

Upper West Side »

Opponents of Controversial UWS Playground Overhaul File Last-Minute Lawsuit

This is the seventh lawsuit filed against the city to stop the playground reconstruction.

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.