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Coney Island »

Cellphone Charging Stations Open at 4 City Beaches

The charging stations were installed over the weekend. 

Throgs Neck »

Trump Increases Size of Clubhouse at Ferry Point Park Golf Course

Trump plans on building an 18,455-square-foot clubhouse, up from 12,000 square feet.

Astoria »

Arborist Looks to Clone Beloved Astoria Tree Cut Down by City

A tree on 34th Street that was chopped down by the city in March may get a second life.

Prospect Heights »

Prospect Heights Playground Redesign Features Track, Turf and Waterworks

A renovation plan for Stroud Playground was approved last week by Community Board 8.

High Bridge »

High Bridge Reopening Leads to Renewed Calls to Develop Bronx Waterfront

Park advocates hope the bridge will help spur action to make the borough's waterfront more accessible.

Astoria »

Astoria Park Playground's Broken Bathrooms Need to Be Replaced: Parents

The current bathrooms — closed for the season — are too small and dirty, parents said.

Mott Haven »

Here's Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in The Bronx This Summer

The outdoor film screenings launch June 14 and runs through Sept. 26.

Elmhurst »

City Calls for Elmhurst Park Cleanup Day in Honor of Late Employee

Jennifer Kao, who helped create Elmhurst Park, will now be honored with a tree-planting ceremony.

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.