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Coney Island »

Whale That Washed Up at Coney Island Likely Killed by Boat, Officials Say

The adult female Minke whale was washed up on the beach on Monday.

Greenwich Village »

Drummers Could Be Banned From Washington Square Park, Report Says

Washington Square Park advocates worry that over-regulation will change the park's musical character.

Inwood »

Parts of Isham Park Closed as Water Project Delayed at Least 2 Months

The project will eventually bring a pair of water fountains to the Inwood park.

Fort Greene »

Fort Greene Park Visitors Center Reopens After Two-Year Closure

The center houses a small museum of the park's history and education and community gathering rooms.

Inwood »

After Inwood Parks Trashed, Locals Organize on Facebook

Residents said large weekend parties regularly cover the park in garabge while trash cans appear empty.

Crown Heights »

Why Are the Trees on Eastern Parkway Being Cut Down?

The Parks Department has a plan to remove 29 trees from the parkway.

Corona »

Police Bust After-Hours Partiers at Flushing Meadows Park

The borough's largest park is often enjoyed late-night because of road accessibility, police said. 

Bayside »

PHOTOS: Classic Cars Go On Display at Little Bay Park's New Parking Lot

Cars from around Queens parked at Little Bay Park's new lot, which has 99 parking spaces.

South Beach »

City Beaches to Open for the Summer on Saturday

The beaches will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the Labor Day weekend.

Central Harlem »

Marcus Samuelsson Food Fest Devoured Part of Morningside Park, Locals Say

The southern portion of Morningside Park has been closed to the public for the last six days.

Claremont »

$26.5 Million Crotona Park Tennis Complex Set to Open Next Month

The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning will host local, national and international tournaments.

Woodhaven »

Get in Shape and Make Friends This Spring With Forest Park Walking Club

A free program run by the Parks Department offers a chance to walk around the green space with a group. 

Concourse »

Bronx Schools Call for Renovations to Desolate Playground

School officials are calling for basketball hoops and better cleanup efforts at the park.

Far Rockaway »

Dead Dolphin Washes Up in Far Rockaway

The dolphin was found near Beach 38th Street Wednesday morning. 

Queens Village »

Coyote That Escaped Police Finally Captured in Queens, NYPD Says

A coyote that evaded capture after it was spotted in Queens Monday was finally caught Tuesday night.