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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.

Rockaway Beach »

'Tanning Tables' Proposed for Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

The seating areas were ripped by community members over concerns about cancer and improper use.

Upper West Side »

Parks Dept. Delays Redesign of UWS Playground

Locals have battled over a redesign of the "dangerous" playground for more than a year. 

Rockaway Beach »

Giant 'ROCKAWAY' Boardwalk Sign May Be Missing 'R' for Up to a Year

The word "ROCKAWAY" on the boardwalk won't include the "R" at first — it's being built later.

Ocean Breeze »

Take a Look Inside Staten Island's New $93M Indoor Track Center

The Ocean Breeze Track and Field complex, delayed by Hurricane Sandy, is set to open in October.

New Brighton »

Goodhue Park Grows as City Adds 11 Acres of Land

The city paid $14.5 million to add 11.5 acres of land for the New Brighton park.

Jackson Heights »

Moser Bulova Park Will Get New Playground Equipment and Spray Showers

The park on 25th Avenue got a nearly $1 million boost from a local councilman.

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