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Upper West Side »

Tiny UWS Green Space to Get $300K Overhaul

The West 71st Street park is not well known, but is well loved by neighbors who tend to it.

Great Kills »

Vandals Tear Down and Burn Fence Around Flood-Protective Dunes

Officials found more than 50 feet of charred fencing and empty cases of beer.

Corona »

New York State Pavilion Named 'National Treasure' by Restoration Group

The announcement was made on the 50th anniversary of the fair's opening. 

Woodhaven »

Volunteers to Clean Up Portion of Forest Park to Promote QueensWay

Portions of Forest Park could become part of the proposed High Line-style QueensWay project.

Union Square »

Union Square Playground Closes for Three Weeks of Repairs

The Union Square playground closed Monday so workers could replace tiles on the ground, officials said.

Inwood »

Pet Owners Angry After City Signs Mistakenly Ban Dogs at Isham Park

Pet owners were confused when erroneous signs went up banning dogs at Isham Park.

Greenwich Village »

Long-Delayed Bathrooms Open in Washington Square Park

The new restrooms opened Monday on the south side of the park near Thompson Street.

Inwood »

Boulders Tumble Onto Street From Inwood Hill Park

Tire-sized rocks plummeted from a steep hill, locals said.

Rockaway Beach »

City Official Responsible for Rockaway Boardwalk Project Steps Down

Greg Clancy of the Economic Development Corporation is moving to a job in the private sector. 

Fort Greene »

'Glow in the Dark Yoga' Set to Light Up Fort Greene Park

Brooklyn ZUMBA Fitness will host "Glow in the Dark Yoga Party" on Fridays beginning April 1.

Washington Heights »

Highbridge Park Ice Rink With Food Vendors Coming to Amsterdam Ave. Pool

The seasonal ice rink will be built above the Amsterdam Avenue wading pool, new documents show.

Midland Beach »

Amusement Park to Return to Staten Island's Midland Beach

The city released a request for proposals on Thursday to build an amusement park in Midland Beach.

Willowbrook »

Deer-Spotting Plane Counts Animals' Population on Staten Island

The Parks Department will conduct an aerial survey of the deer.

Chelsea »

High Line Frequently Forced to Close Due to Winter Storms

The elevated park has shut down 10 times since Dec. 15 so workers could remove snow and ice.

Clinton Hill »

Neighbors Ask NYPD to Lock Up Classon Playground at Night

Neighbors said Classon Playground gets rowdy at night and should be locked at closing time.

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