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Corona »

Pols Push City to Expand Corona School Where Hundreds Learn in Trailers

The 1,700 students at P.S. 143 share a small building, with 6 trailers and an annex 15 blocks away.

Hudson Heights »

Vandals 'Desecrate' Fort Tryon Park Pathway With Graffiti

A path in the park's Alpine Garden was tagged with messages in white spray paint.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside's 'Rainbow Park' Reopens After $2M Overhaul

Parents say the old playground was prone to puddles and didn't have enough swings for older kids.

Bed-Stuy »

Councilman Secures $2.5 Million to Save Popular Bed-Stuy Pool

Previous city plans proposed eliminating the swimming pool at Jesse Owens due to lack of funding.  

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Cultural Center Closed After City Finds Faulty Fire Alarm

Von King Cultural Arts Center has been shuttered, effective immediately, due to the alarm issue.

Red Hook »

Coffey Park to Reopen in June

The Red Hook park has been closed since last spring for renovations.

Rockaway Beach »

Contractor Gets Extra $25M to Finish Rockaway Boardwalk on Time

The EDC asked for a total of $67.3 million for dunes, new access points and to pay for concrete planks. 

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

New Grilling Area Coming to Prospect Park for Memorial Day Weekend

Locals have been lobbying for new spots to barbecue on the park's east side for more than a year.

Upper West Side »

Here's When Outdoor Restaurants Will Reopen in Central and Riverside Parks

A host of al fresco dining options in Central and Riverside parks is slated to reopen soon.

Astoria »

Astoria Residents Mourn Beloved Tree Cut Down by City

The Parks Department found signs of decay in the century-old tree and deemed it a safety hazard.

Corona »

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Gearing Up for More Bike Rentals

The city is looking for a vendor to run a new bike rental kiosk in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Sutton Place »

Sutton Place Park Construction Delayed by More Than a Year

The park at Sutton Place South won't be completed until fall 2016, the Parks Department said.

Rockaway Park »

City Breaks Ground on New Rockaway Hockey Rink With Lights for Night Play

Crews will install new seating, water fountains and an electrical scoreboard, officials said.

SoHo »

City Unveils Updated Design for Father Fagan Park in SoHo

City agencies agreed on a compromise that will allow a stalled $1.5 million renovation to move forward. 

Bed-Stuy »

Popular Bed-Stuy Pool May Be Shut Down, City Says

The pool at Jesse Owens Playground is not wheelchair accessible and needs upgrades.