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Lower East Side »

City's Half of LES Community Garden Will Become Permanent Park

Half of the Children's Magical Garden, which was set to become affordable housing, will become a park.

New York City »

City's Outdoor Pools Open for Summer

New York City's outdoor public pools opened for the season on Thursday.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside's First Dog Run Opening After Decade of Pet-Lovers' Planning

Neighborhood dog owners in Sunnyside have been pushing to get a dog run for the last decade.

Woodhaven »

Newly Opened Woodhaven Skatepark Draws Skaters from Around the City

The 10,350-square-foot skatepark in Woodhaven has grind rails, hubba ledges and a quarter pipe.

Inwood »

City Has Remained Silent About Isham Park Security Camera, Residents Say

Isham Park's camera only records for four hours a day while the park is closed, prompting security fears.

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.