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Public Design Commission Approves Controverisal UWS Playground Redesign

The PDC said the Parks Department only has to modify three benches before it gives final approval.

Arverne »

Pricey Beach Bathrooms Set to Be Installed After Delay of More Than a Year

The shacks were under 24-hour guard while they sat on Beach 104th Street.

Bed-Stuy »

WWI Memorial Recreated in Bed-Stuy Park After Years of Theft and Neglect

The new World War I memorial in Bedford-Stuyvesant's Saratoga Park was unveiled Wednesday.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Boardwalk Tanning Tables to be Replaced With Planters After Outcry

The proposed "tanning tables" for the Rockaway Boardwalk have been removed after community complaints.

Rockaway Beach »

NYC's Beach Attendance Jumped as Much as 140 Percent This Summer, City Says

Attendance was up 140 percent in Staten Island, 90 percent in The Bronx and 25 percent in Rockaway.

Flatiron »

What Happened in New York This Week: 8 Stories You Need to Read

Check out DNAinfo New York's best stories of the week.

Flatiron »

Shake Shack Rehab Could Damage Madison Square Park Trees, Plan Shows

A tree protection plan shows that London plane trees will suffer during the rehab.

Red Hook »

City Fences Off Valentino Park Without Notice, Angering Residents

The park's scheduled $118K improvement project will be halted until a community meeting takes place. 

Corona »

Puppy Injured After Being Struck by Parks Department Truck Goes Home

Charlie, the 5-month-old Pomeranian, was released Tuesday after surgery.

Corona »

City Parks Dept. Truck Hits, Injures Woman Biking With Her Puppy in Queens

A woman and her 5-month-old Pomeranian were hurt Thursday after they were struck.

Hunts Point »

City to Unveil New Safety Measures at Boat Launches in Wake Of Boys' Deaths

Features include self-closing gates, warning signs and life rings.

East Harlem »

Police Turn Down the Volume on East Harlem Summer Basketball League

Police yanked the permit for amplified sound at a youth summer basketball league after complaints.

Inwood »

Police Hesitant to Bust Young, Illegal Cyclists in Fort Tryon Park

Police aren't going after teen riders, saying they'd have to be arrested rather than written summonses.

Greenwich Village »

Pesticide Sprayed on City Parks Linked to Cancer, Study Says

The city's Parks Department sprayed the pesticide Roundup more than 1,300 times in 2013.

Corona »

More Wayfinding Signs May be Coming to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The grant may be used toward increased signage and other improvements in the park.

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