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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.

Rockaway Beach »

Seals Found on Rockaway Beach Two Days in a Row

A healthy seal was found on Rockaway Beach Tuesday morning, after a sick one was rescued the day before.

Elmhurst »

Elmhurst Residents Pitch in for Dunningham Triangle Renovation Plan

After soliciting responses from 130 people, the 82nd Street Partnership will present a plan to the city.

Williamsburg »

New North Brooklyn Parks Leader Appointed After Six-Month Wait

The new administrator for North Brooklyn Parks will also direct the non-profit Open Space Alliance.

Flatiron »

Hawk Found Dead in Madison Square Park

A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death for the hawk, officials said.

Greenwich Village »

Washington Square Park Renovations to Wrap Up This Summer

Work on the iconic Greenwich Village park is set to conclude in June, according to the city's website.

Oakwood »

City Seeks Bids to Rebuild Flood Protections in Oakwood Beach

The city wants to reconstruct berms in Oakwood Beach that were damaged in a 2009 fire.

New York City »

Get Rid of Your Unwanted Christmas Tree at Citywide 'MulchFest'

The city offers an environmentally friendly way to get rid of your leftover Christmas tree.

Williamsburg »

City Removes Veteran's War Protest Art From McCarren Park

The city removed a sculpture that Army Veteran Giovanni Gelardi said he erected for deceased military.