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South Street Seaport »

Long-Delayed South Street Seaport Park Slated to Open in 2015

Peck Slip Park is set to be finished by 2015, the Parks Department said.

Rockaway Beach »

City Backtracks on Timeline for Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

The city now says the project "could last a few years."

Times Square & Theater District »

Times Square Overrun by Corporate Events Amid City Confusion, Critics Say

Corporations take advantage of a disconnect between city agencies, community board members say.

Midtown »

Google Forced Bryant Park Corp to Hide Event Plans from Public, Critics Say

Companies including Google made organizers sign non-disclosure agreements, angering the community board.

Upper West Side »

Three 'Sensual' Spirit Totems by Herb Alpert Planned for Lincoln Square

Three 16-foot sculptures will be exhibited in Dante Park this winter.

Financial District »

Lot Behind One Police Plaza Transformed Into Community Park

The revamped park, called James Madison Plaza, reopened to the public after residents sued the NYPD.

Carroll Gardens »

Construction to Begin on New Dimattina Dog Run, Officials Say

The $450,000 project will include new dog runs and drinking fountains for pups and their owners.

Upper West Side »

'Dangerous' UWS Playground's Redesign Back to Drawing Board, Locals Say

The playground redesign is being reconsidered, months after the initial design was approved. 

Rockaway Beach »

Brooklyn Coast Gets Touch of Queens With 'Rockaway Beach' Sign

But the Parks Department insisted that the sign is not a mistake.

Upper West Side »

Free Kayaking Group Fears Being Sunk by Private Companies

The Downtown Boathouse worries it may be outbid for its Hudson River locations.

Rockaway Beach »

No Timetable for $200M Repairs to Rockaway Boardwalk, Parks Says

The new boardwalk plans also do not include a protective seawall, which angered residents.

Williamsburg »

McCarren Park Expansion Approved by City

Union Avenue, which cuts through the park, will become part of the green space.

Upper East Side »

Fee Hikes at City Fitness Centers Drove Away Members, Failed to Raise Cash

Mayor Bloomberg's fee increases backfired by driving away members, the Independent Budget Office found.

Sutton Place »

Sutton Place Park Will Open to Public by Fall 2015, City Says

A Sutton Place co-op's private garden will be turned into a public esplanade.

Midtown East »

Giant Fiberglass Flower to Blossom in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

A 10-foot-tall flower will be on display at the plaza from October 2013 to April 2014.