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Upper West Side »

Tree-Less UWS Block 'Stands Out Like a Sore Thumb,' Residents Say

The block between West 77th and 78th streets also lost a bus shelter and is set for a newsstand.

Stuy Town »

Parks Worker Attacks Wife, Child After She Woke Him Up to Get Off Bus: NYPD

Luis Freytes pushed his wife and punched her 11-year-old son when he tried to defend her, police said.

Far Rockaway »

6 City Lifeguards Caught Smoking Pot, Officials Say

The lifeguards were caught in a car on the Fourth of July, officials said.

Upper West Side »

Parks Dept. Chief Yells at Parents for Opposing UWS Playground Renovations

The staffer blamed an opposition group for halting progress on Playground 89's redesign. 

Rockaway Beach »

Normal Beach Access to Resume in Rockaway for July 4 Weekend

The beaches will be open and staffed for the first time this summer.

Flatiron »

Shake Shack to Close Madison Square Park Outpost for 5 Months

A major renovation of the original Shake Shack will shut it down, likely during winter months.

Midtown East »

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

Check out the quieter side of gay pride and see how your neighborhood stacks up on our tipping map.

Park Slope »

Swords Return to Public Statues as City Crime Drops

Historians are creating replicas of swords that went missing or were removed.

Rockaway Beach »

5 Miles of Rockaway Beach to Be Closed This Weekend

Five miles of Rockaway Beach will be off-limits this first official weekend of summer, the city said.

East New York »

Parks Department Worker Critically Injured in Fire Dies From Injuries

Parks worker James Anthony Frye, 47, has died from injuries sustained in a June 2 fire in East New York.

Inwood »

Woman Scares Off Sex Attacker in Fort Tryon Park Bathroom, Police Say

The suspect dropped his pants and grabbed a woman in her 40s, police said.

Union Square »

12-Foot Businessman Sculpture Rises in Union Square

The artwork, called "THINK BIG," will be on display in Union Square through October.

Randall's Island »

City Gets 450 Free Tickets in Deal to Bring Back Electric Zoo Festival

Organizers of the event where two people overdosed last summer also have stringent new safety rules.

Ocean Breeze »

Horseback-Riding Arena Set to Serve Disabled Kids and Adults

The space will have almost 5,800 square feet of riding space and boarding for horses.