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Upper West Side »

Cracked UWS Basketball Courts and Playground to Get $1.55M Renovation

The basketball courts, lighting, pathways, entrances and seating will all be updated under the plan.

Inwood »

La Marina is One of the Parks Department's Most Smokin' Hot Concessions

Since 2012 La Marina has made $18.4 million, including tens of thousands of dollars in hookah sales.

Morrisania »

Youth Group Allowed to Repaint Bronx Park After City Backs Down

The repainting will take place during an "It's My Park" event in the spring.

Inwood »

Uptown Ramp to West Side Greenway Delayed by Nearly a Year

The ramp's completion date was pushed back 10 months to July 2015, officials said. 

Morrisania »

Community Frustrated With City's Inaction Over Renovations at Unity Park

Kids from a Bronx youth center painted Unity Park in August, but the city then painted over their work.

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.

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