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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.

SoHo »

Stalled $1.5M Upgrade of Park in SoHo Is Back on Track, Officials Say

Work will finally begin on Father Fagan Park, nearly four years after the City Council allocated funds.

Midland Beach »

Parks Department Scraps Plans for Cafe at Midland Beach

The Parks Department won't open a cafe because the Army Corps of Engineers is building a levee wall.

Upper West Side »

Funding Shortfall Could Mean No Ball Field Lights in Riverside Park South

The last park phase has run into funding issues that mean work on its design and planning has halted.

Upper West Side »

'Fancy' Central Park Boathouse Too Pricey and Exclusive, Locals Say

The next boathouse operator should consider more moderate prices, locals said. 

TriBeCa »

Giant 'Head of Goliath' Sculpture Coming to Tribeca Park

Nicolas Holiber's sculpture, made of recycled materials, will be on display starting this spring.

Park Slope »

Prospect Park's Popular Dog Beach Will Get a Makeover

The city Parks Department said it plans to spruce up the beach, including new seating.

Inwood »

La Marina Security Guard Shot in Neck During Fight Sues Inwood Nightclub

Bouncer Andrew Tolbert claims in a lawsuit that La Marina didn't have adequate security at the time.

Central Harlem »

More Than 1,500 People Sign Petitions to Save Harlem's Community Gardens

The petition asks Mayor Bill de Blasio not to tear down the gardens to build affordable housing.

Civic Center »

Giant Orange Sculptures Heading to Foley Square

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