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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.

SoHo »

Nolita Playground Could Get $1.9M Makeover

Supporters have already secured $1.3 million for the renovation of DeSalvio Playground.

Kips Bay »

New Traffic Plan Rolled Out in Conversion of Kips Bay Street Into Park

Construction of new park space at Asser Levy Place will begin in two weeks, bringing new traffic rules.

Upper West Side »

Upper West Side Rec Center to Reopen After Long-Awaited, $15M Makeover

The renovated rec center has a new pool and athletic facilities that will open this month.

Upper West Side »

Upper West Siders Weigh In on Renovations to Riverside Park South

The heavily used park area between West 70th and West 72nd streets is due for a makeover. 

Greenwich Village »

Matthew Broderick Joins NYU Expansion Opponents in Court

Broderick joined more than 100 opponents of NYU's expansion who argue that the city acted illegally.

Jackson Heights »

Jackson Heights Getting New 25,000-Square-Foot Park Space

The city finished acquiring nearly 25,000 square feet of parks space on 79th Street near Travers Park.

Astoria »

City Unveils Plans for New Astoria Park Pool Performance Space

The Parks Department unveiled preliminary plans for a new performance space in Astoria on Wednesday.