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Greenwich Village »

Washington Square Park Renovations to Wrap Up This Summer

Work on the iconic Greenwich Village park is set to conclude in June, according to the city's website.

Oakwood »

City Seeks Bids to Rebuild Flood Protections in Oakwood Beach

The city wants to reconstruct berms in Oakwood Beach that were damaged in a 2009 fire.

New York City »

Get Rid of Your Unwanted Christmas Tree at Citywide 'MulchFest'

The city offers an environmentally friendly way to get rid of your leftover Christmas tree.

Williamsburg »

City Removes Veteran's War Protest Art From McCarren Park

The city removed a sculpture that Army Veteran Giovanni Gelardi said he erected for deceased military.

Bushwick »

Bushwick Canine Owners Rejoice at Dog Run's Opening in Maria Hernandez Park

Dogs and their owners have packed the newly opened section of the Bushwick park.

Astoria »

Astoria Park Ski Slope Canceled After Hurricane Sandy

Plans for an Astoria Park ski program have been canceled as a result of the storm.

Washington Heights »

Uptown Spared Worst of Hurricane Sandy Wrath

Inwood and Washington Heights were largely spared as Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc elesewhere.  

Pelham Bay »

Pelham Bay Park Animals Shot With Darts, Officials Say

The attacks have already killed several Pelham Bay Park geese and more still fly with darts in them.

Williamsburg »

Frustrated McCarren Neighbors Plan to Form Own Park Group

The group criticized the Open Space Alliance's inefficiency addressing park concerns.

Lower East Side »

Derelict LES Bathroom Could Become Community Center Under Renovation Plan

Three abandoned buildings are being eyed by local organizations for renovations.

Williamsburg »

Ice Skating Canceled in McCarren and Prospect Parks This Winter

The Williamsburg and Park Slope rinks won't open as planned.

SoHo »

Prison Cell Replica is Latest Public Art Headed to SoHo

Three people will be able to fit within the concrete structure coming to Petrosino Square.

Throgs Neck »

Neglected Ferry Point Park Overflows With Trash, Booze and Illegal Vendors

Ferry Point Park draws hundreds of soccer players and fans, but lacks a permanent staff.

Inwood »

Inwood Community Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Isham Park

The Inwood community gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Isham Park.

Washington Heights »

Residents Prompt City To Revise Wright Bros. Playground Rehab Plans

Residents prompted the Parks Department to revise its plans for the Wright Bros. Playground.