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East New York »

Parks Department Worker Critically Injured in Fire Dies From Injuries

Parks worker James Anthony Frye, 47, has died from injuries sustained in a June 2 fire in East New York.

Inwood »

Woman Scares Off Sex Attacker in Fort Tryon Park Bathroom, Police Say

The suspect dropped his pants and grabbed a woman in her 40s, police said.

Union Square »

12-Foot Businessman Sculpture Rises in Union Square

The artwork, called "THINK BIG," will be on display in Union Square through October.

Randall's Island »

City Gets 450 Free Tickets in Deal to Bring Back Electric Zoo Festival

Organizers of the event where two people overdosed last summer also have stringent new safety rules.

Ocean Breeze »

Horseback-Riding Arena Set to Serve Disabled Kids and Adults

The space will have almost 5,800 square feet of riding space and boarding for horses.

Upper East Side »

Con Ed Repairs to East River Esplanade Have Made Conditions Worse, CB Says

Con Ed agreed to return a six-block stretch of the esplanade to city control and make certain repairs.

Arverne »

Pricey Beach Bathrooms Won't Be Installed for Summer

The multimillion dollar shacks were originally ordered for the 2013 beach season.

Upper West Side »

Contentious Playground Redesign Must Get Principal's Approval, Says CB7

The new playground design doesn't take into account the principal's concerns, said CB7 members.

Inwood »

Drinking Fountain Work Begins at Isham Park After 30 Years Without Water

Work to bring water fountains for people and dogs is expected to start Tuesday.

Upper West Side »

UWS Playground Blamed for Kids' Injuries Gets New Redesign Plan

The latest iteration of the Playground 89 redesign will be voted on this week by Community Board 7.

Upper West Side »

Residents Rally to Keep Decades-Old Craft Fair on Columbus Avenue

Crafts on Columbus will have its last day on May 11 if Community Board 7's decision is not reversed. 

Upper West Side »

Tiny UWS Green Space to Get $300K Overhaul

The West 71st Street park is not well known, but is well loved by neighbors who tend to it.

Great Kills »

Vandals Tear Down and Burn Fence Around Flood-Protective Dunes

Officials found more than 50 feet of charred fencing and empty cases of beer.

Corona »

New York State Pavilion Named 'National Treasure' by Restoration Group

The announcement was made on the 50th anniversary of the fair's opening. 

Woodhaven »

Volunteers to Clean Up Portion of Forest Park to Promote QueensWay

Portions of Forest Park could become part of the proposed High Line-style QueensWay project.