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Giant Orange Sculptures Heading to Foley Square

The abstract artwork will be installed in Thomas Paine Park this spring for a temporary exhibit.

Inwood »

Inwood Hill Park to Get GPS Locators and New Signs to Increase Safety

The Parks Dept. will install signs and GPS locators at 16 landmarks throughout the park.

Jackson Heights »

Chop Up Your Old Christmas Trees at Mulchfest 2015

The annual event lets you bring home a bag of mulch made out of your old tree.

Upper West Side »

MAP: Upper West Side Parks Getting More Than $12M in Upgrades This Year

Renovations are on the way to Central Park, Riverside Park and several playgrounds.

Hudson Heights »

Uptown's New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close

The New Leaf cafe in Fort Tryon Park will serve its last meal on Dec. 28.

Jamaica »

Parks Department's Punishment of Minorities Like Stop-and-Frisk, Suit Says

Robert McClain said the city agency denied him seven promotions and unfairly targets minority workers.

Upper West Side »

Cracked UWS Basketball Courts and Playground to Get $1.55M Renovation

The basketball courts, lighting, pathways, entrances and seating will all be updated under the plan.

Inwood »

La Marina is One of the Parks Department's Most Smokin' Hot Concessions

Since 2012 La Marina has made $18.4 million, including tens of thousands of dollars in hookah sales.

Morrisania »

Youth Group Allowed to Repaint Bronx Park After City Backs Down

The repainting will take place during an "It's My Park" event in the spring.

Inwood »

Uptown Ramp to West Side Greenway Delayed by Nearly a Year

The ramp's completion date was pushed back 10 months to July 2015, officials said. 

Morrisania »

Community Frustrated With City's Inaction Over Renovations at Unity Park

Kids from a Bronx youth center painted Unity Park in August, but the city then painted over their work.

Upper West Side »

Locals Push for UWS Playground Redesign to Attract Kids of All Abilities

Community members are working to design an inclusive and accessible play space in the neighborhood. 

Murray Hill »

Property Owner Plans to Close Playground to Build Retail Space

The owner of the Rivergate apartments plans to build a one-story retail building in Joseph Slifka Park.

Civic Center »

Parks Boss' Schedule Shows He Met With Rich & Famous, But Few Local Groups

Commissioner Mitchell Silver had sitdowns with celebrities and billionaires about their pet causes.

Midtown »

What Happened in New York This Week: 9 Stories You Need to Read

A principal made a controversial remark, the NYPD named its No. 2 and a beloved diner owner died.