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Greenpoint »

McCarren Pool Beefs Up Security After Violence and Thefts

At least 10 cops were on the scene while swimmers enjoyed the new pool on Wednesday.

Inwood »

Columbia University to Cut Down Trees to Make Way for Waterfront Park

Columbia University plans to chop down "several" trees to make way for its Inwood public waterfront park.

Greenpoint »

Brawl Shuts Down McCarren Pool One Day After It Opens

McCarren Pool closed early June 29, 2012 after lifeguards were attacked, officials said.

Sunset Park »

Sunset Park Sprinkler Stays Dry as Temperatures Climb

The Parks Department said the sprinkler was broken and had pledged to fix it by Friday, June 22.

Greenpoint »

McCarren Pool Opens With Mayor Bloomberg to Cut the Ribbon

McCarren Pool's ribbon cutting is at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Central Harlem »

Parks Department Employee Arrested for Exposing Himself to Teen in Harlem

Kaceen Jordan was busted for public lewdness for exposing himself to a 15-year-old boy inside a car.

Inwood »

Inwood Hill Park Nature Center Hours Dramatically Cut

Parents are angry the Parks Department drastically cut hours at the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center.

Concourse »

In Bronx War of the Rosebushes, Volunteers Left to Care for Public Plants

City agencies have struggled to maintain some spaces by the Grand Concourse, forcing residents to help.

Oakland Gardens »

Alley Pond Park Playground Reopens After Devastating Fire

Alley Pond Park playground suffered $175,000 in damage in the September 2011 fire.

Fort Greene »

Ft. Greene Park's Different Closing Times Prompt Discrimination Fears

Fort Greene Park has two different closing times at entrances near public housing and private homes.

New York City »

Meet the New Parks Commissioner, Veronica White

Veronica White has previously worked to battle povery at the city's Center for Economic Opportunity.

New York City »

Adrian Benepe Resigns as Parks Commissioner

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe stepped down to join the Trust for Public Land.

Upper West Side »

'Occu-Pirates' Under Attack From City For Hudson River Protests

The Parks Department is threatening to toss Occupy Wall Streeters out of the 79th Street boat basin.

Financial District »

Pet Owners Pooh Pooh Dirty New East River Dog Run

Dog owners say the Parks Department is not cleaning the South Street dog run frequently enough.

Mill Basin »

Mill Basin, Flatlands Parks Earn City’s Lowest Scores for Green Spaces

Only 47 percent of small parks in Mill Basin, Flatlands, Bergen Beach and Canarsie earned passing marks.

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