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Upper West Side »

'Forlorn' UWS Basketball, Handball Courts to Get $800K Renovation

The courts near Booker T. Washington M.S. have given way to homelessness and drug dealing, locals said.

Midtown »

Cancel Your Outdoor Plans as Flash Floods Threaten City

The city could see up to 3 inches of rain over next 48 hours, forecasters predict.

Lower East Side »

Sculptures That Look Like Tectonic Plates Coming to Lower East Side Park

"Uplift" by Jarrod Beck will go on display later this summer in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Inwood »

Inwood Waterfront Greenway Opens to Public After Major Overhaul

The 1-mile path for pedestrians and cyclists stretches south from Dyckman Street.

Inwood »

Light Outage Hits Part of Fort Tryon Park

About 25 lights in the northern section of the park went out two weeks ago.

Washington Heights »

Sneak a Peek Inside Manhattan's Last Lighthouse This Weekend

Manhattan's last remaining lighthouse will be open to the public on Sunday afternoon.

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.

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