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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.

Inwood »

Inwood Hill Park to Get GPS Locators and New Signs to Increase Safety

The Parks Dept. will install signs and GPS locators at 16 landmarks throughout the park.

Jackson Heights »

Chop Up Your Old Christmas Trees at Mulchfest 2015

The annual event lets you bring home a bag of mulch made out of your old tree.

Upper West Side »

MAP: Upper West Side Parks Getting More Than $12M in Upgrades This Year

Renovations are on the way to Central Park, Riverside Park and several playgrounds.

Hudson Heights »

Uptown's New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close

The New Leaf cafe in Fort Tryon Park will serve its last meal on Dec. 28.

Jamaica »

Parks Department's Punishment of Minorities Like Stop-and-Frisk, Suit Says

Robert McClain said the city agency denied him seven promotions and unfairly targets minority workers.

Upper West Side »

Cracked UWS Basketball Courts and Playground to Get $1.55M Renovation

The basketball courts, lighting, pathways, entrances and seating will all be updated under the plan.