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Park Slope »

Man Hit by Tree in Prospect Park Plans to Sue City for $20 Million

A man who was hit by a tree in Prospect Park says the city failed to maintain the tree.

East Flatbush »

City Looks to Review Tree Maintenance After Oak Crushes Queens Woman

Yingyi Li-Dikov, 30, died Sunday after a 70-year-old oak toppled onto her. 

Flushing »

Pregnant Woman Killed by Falling Tree Limb in Kissena Park

Yingyi Li, 30, was six months pregnant and expecting a girl, her distraught husband said.

Livingston »

Parks Department Cleans Up Historic Staten Island Statues

The Parks Department spruced up three statues in Livingston and Tompkinsville.

Hunts Point »

Bronx Park Advocates Try to Spruce Green Spaces With Few Private Donations

Bronx advocates will meet next week and call on the mayoral candidates to address city park disparities.

Hamilton Heights »

Revamped Pedestrian Malls in Harlem Invite Users to Stop, Smell the Roses

The city spent $700,000 to restore eight malls on Broadway in Hamilton Heights.

New Springville »

City Looking to Turn Dilapidated Mini-Golf Course into Amusement Park

The city put out a request for proposals to restore and renovate an amusement center in Staten Island.

Inwood »

Poison Ivy Takes Root Along Inwood Hill Park Path

A large outgrowth of the rash-causing plant has sprouted up just south of Inwood Hill's soccer fields.

Rockaway Beach »

Plan Stalls to Put in New Beach Bathrooms in Sandy-Damaged Rockaways

Community leaders say they haven't been consulted about where the bathrooms will go.

Bed-Stuy »

Keep the Kids Cool in Bed-Stuy With Playground Sprinklers

Kids feeling the heat? Bed-Stuy playgrounds can help cool them off.

Central Harlem »

Harlem Sprinklers Cool Kids and Adults on Hot Summer Days

Dozens of city park sites have sprinklers open this summer.

West Harlem »

Morningside Park Overwhelmed by Trash After July 4 BBQ, Residents Say

Entertainer Teyana Taylor hosted a barbecue at the park that she says drew 3,500 people.

Astoria »

Astoria Residents Rejoice As Public Pools Open For Summer

Hundreds gathered at Astoria Park's large outdoor pool for its summer opening.

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.