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Williamsburg »

Hasidic Swimming Threatened by City's Refusal to 'Guarantee' Female Guard

Hasidic women say they won't swim without a female lifeguard at Williamsburg's Metropolitan Pool.

Long Island City »

City to Start Repairs at 'Shady Park' to Fix Hurricane Sandy Damage

More than half of the popular Andrews Grove playground in Hunters Point has been shuttered since Sandy.

Central Harlem »

Securing a Park for Dirt Bikes Will Be Challenging, Officials Warn Riders

The meeting between bikers and city officials was seen as a first step toward making riding safer.

Rockaway Beach »

Paddleboards, Canoes and Pedal Cars Coming to Queens Waterfront

A California-based rental company opened new locations at Jacob Riis Park.

West Village »

Artist to Plant Fake Botanical Signs in Village Park

Mock botanical signs with statements like "class barrier" aim to point out local cultural dynamics.

Woodside »

Volunteers' Apple-Green Paint Job at Woodside Park Too Bright for City

The Parks Dept. is painting over the apple-green paint at Woodside's Doughboy Park with a darker green.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Hell's Kitchen Locals Seek Broad Feedback for $1.8M Park Redesign

A celebration of Matthews-Palmer Playground Saturday will farm ideas for a $1.8 million redesign.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

'Stroller Center' Will Replace Basketball Court at New Hell's Kitchen Park

The redesigned Ramon Aponte Park will not have a basketball court, despite pleas from local teens.

Lower East Side »

Another Beach Proposed for Lower East Side Riverfront at Pier 42

The city's Parks Department has presented two alternative designs for the long-neglected Pier 42.

East Village »

Formerly Homeless Man's Silhouette Sculpture to Cast Shadow in East Village

Artist Fanny Allié is creating a sculpture of Christopher Gamble, who lived on the streets for 28 years.

Throgs Neck »

Ferry Point Park's Synthetic Field Is Still Closed Six Months After Sandy

The soccer league that used the field has been relocated to one filled with dirt and small mounds.

Upper East Side »

City Councilwoman Urges City to Postpone New Busker Policy

Melissa Mark-Viverito wants the Parks Department to push back and explain new performer regulations.

Claremont »

Claremont Park Blooms With Help from Longtime Volunteer

Debra Myers and the volunteer group she formed have helped revive the once-neglected park.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Firefighters Rescue Woman Locked in Park

The woman was trapped in Matthews-Palmer Playground, officials said.

Kips Bay »

Construction Starts on New Kips Bay Park Space

The new park space will offer concrete Ping-Pong tables, additional lighting and artificial turf.