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Bayside »

PHOTOS: Classic Cars Go On Display at Little Bay Park's New Parking Lot

Cars from around Queens parked at Little Bay Park's new lot, which has 99 parking spaces.

South Beach »

City Beaches to Open for the Summer on Saturday

The beaches will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the Labor Day weekend.

Central Harlem »

Marcus Samuelsson Food Fest Devoured Part of Morningside Park, Locals Say

The southern portion of Morningside Park has been closed to the public for the last six days.

Claremont »

$26.5 Million Crotona Park Tennis Complex Set to Open Next Month

The Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning will host local, national and international tournaments.

Woodhaven »

Get in Shape and Make Friends This Spring With Forest Park Walking Club

A free program run by the Parks Department offers a chance to walk around the green space with a group. 

Concourse »

Bronx Schools Call for Renovations to Desolate Playground

School officials are calling for basketball hoops and better cleanup efforts at the park.

Far Rockaway »

Dead Dolphin Washes Up in Far Rockaway

The dolphin was found near Beach 38th Street Wednesday morning. 

Queens Village »

Coyote That Escaped Police Finally Captured in Queens, NYPD Says

A coyote that evaded capture after it was spotted in Queens Monday was finally caught Tuesday night.

Woodhaven »

Forest Park Greenhouse Opens to Public For the First Time in Decades

The Forest Park Greenhouse is allowing visitors a rare glimpse inside this Saturday.

Upper West Side »

Newsstand at 72nd St. Station Could Be Replaced With Food Truck, City Says

The Parks Department-run stand is located just yards from another newsstand at the subway station.

Jamaica »

$2.2M Rufus King Park Renovation Includes Restored Gazebo and Sprinklers

The project will include renovation of the gazebo and sprinklers.  

Long Island City »

Antique LIC Payphone Will Record Your Thoughts on Public Art

A vintage phone booth is cropping up Long Island City to record your thoughts about public art.

Meatpacking District »

City Has Backup Plan if Barry Diller Pulls Out of Island Project

Barry Diller can opt out of the plan if other waterfront projects don't meet his satisfaction.

Corona »

Celebrate Spring at Flushing Meadows Cherry Blossom Festival

The 11th annual festival features entertainment around the cherry blossom grove. 

East Harlem »

Thief Takes $7K Worth Of Tools From Parks Dept. Truck at Randall's Island

The tools included a $2,500 camera and a $2,000 box wrench set, police said.