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Lower East Side »

Derelict LES Bathroom Could Become Community Center Under Renovation Plan

Three abandoned buildings are being eyed by local organizations for renovations.

Williamsburg »

Ice Skating Canceled in McCarren and Prospect Parks This Winter

The Williamsburg and Park Slope rinks won't open as planned.

SoHo »

Prison Cell Replica is Latest Public Art Headed to SoHo

Three people will be able to fit within the concrete structure coming to Petrosino Square.

Throgs Neck »

Neglected Ferry Point Park Overflows With Trash, Booze and Illegal Vendors

Ferry Point Park draws hundreds of soccer players and fans, but lacks a permanent staff.

Inwood »

Inwood Community Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Isham Park

The Inwood community gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Isham Park.

Washington Heights »

Residents Prompt City To Revise Wright Bros. Playground Rehab Plans

Residents prompted the Parks Department to revise its plans for the Wright Bros. Playground.

Inwood »

Guinea Hen on the Loose in Inwood Park

Inwood locals were excited to meet the neighborhood's newest feathery friend, a guinea fowl.

West Harlem »

Pellets Found in Riverside Park Aren't Poison, Officials Say

Parks officials swept Riverside Park after getting a report of possible poison in the park.

Chelsea »

Construction Begins on High Line's Third Section

The first phase of the new section is expected to open in 2014.

High Bridge »

Towering Public Staircase Attracts Litter and Crime, Residents Say

The winding staircase at E. 165 th St. is strewn with garbage and attracts seedy characters, locals say.

Inwood »

La Marina's Herbal Hookahs Exempted from Smoking Ban, Owners Say

The owners of La Marina say they're exempt from the smoking ban because they serve herbal shisha.

Inwood »

La Marina Hookah Service Flouts Smoking Ban in City Parks

Uptown's La Marina sells hookah table service despite a ban on smoking in city parks and marinas.

Greenpoint »

McGolrick Park Hit With Vandalism Wave

Thefts and vandalism kicked off the school year, officials said.

Long Island City »

Gantry Park Becomes Romantic After-Hours Spot For Couples

In the evenings, the park on the Hunters Point waterfront is full of cuddling couples.

Flushing »

Parks Worker Charged with Murdering Colleague in Queens

Ezra Black, 31, was stabbed to death at a Flushing rec center on Tuesday.