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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.

Far Rockaway »

Rockaway Bathrooms Installed Despite Presence of Endangered Birds

The pricey beach bathrooms were installed during piping plover nesting season.

Jackson Heights »

Christmas Trees Get New Life as Mulch in Travers Park This Weekend

Residents can drop off trees at city parks to turn them into mulch throughout the weekend.

Middle Village »

City Parks Department Offers Free Cocoa, Sleds and Snow Shoes

The parks department offered hot chocolate and loaned out sleds in Juniper Valley Park on Saturday.  

Rockaway Beach »

City Doesn't Know Cost for Round-the-Clock Guards for Beach Bathrooms

The Department of Design and Construction said it is still negotiating the rate for the guards.

New York City »

Curbside Christmas Tree Pickups Begin Next Week

The Sanitation Department will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection program Monday.

Upper West Side »

Snow Closes 'Dangerous' UWS Playground to Students During Recess

The P.S. 166 playground often has to close after a snowstorm because of its design, parents said.

Greenpoint »

McCarren Park Dog Run Revamped with New Grounds and Wind Screen

The dog run at Driggs and Union avenues includes new wood chips and a wind screen.

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