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Rockaway Beach »

Plan Stalls to Put in New Beach Bathrooms in Sandy-Damaged Rockaways

Community leaders say they haven't been consulted about where the bathrooms will go.

Bed-Stuy »

Keep the Kids Cool in Bed-Stuy With Playground Sprinklers

Kids feeling the heat? Bed-Stuy playgrounds can help cool them off.

Central Harlem »

Harlem Sprinklers Cool Kids and Adults on Hot Summer Days

Dozens of city park sites have sprinklers open this summer.

West Harlem »

Morningside Park Overwhelmed by Trash After July 4 BBQ, Residents Say

Entertainer Teyana Taylor hosted a barbecue at the park that she says drew 3,500 people.

Astoria »

Astoria Residents Rejoice As Public Pools Open For Summer

Hundreds gathered at Astoria Park's large outdoor pool for its summer opening.

Lower East Side »

City's Half of LES Community Garden Will Become Permanent Park

Half of the Children's Magical Garden, which was set to become affordable housing, will become a park.

New York City »

City's Outdoor Pools Open for Summer

New York City's outdoor public pools opened for the season on Thursday.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside's First Dog Run Opening After Decade of Pet-Lovers' Planning

Neighborhood dog owners in Sunnyside have been pushing to get a dog run for the last decade.

Woodhaven »

Newly Opened Woodhaven Skatepark Draws Skaters from Around the City

The 10,350-square-foot skatepark in Woodhaven has grind rails, hubba ledges and a quarter pipe.

Inwood »

City Has Remained Silent About Isham Park Security Camera, Residents Say

Isham Park's camera only records for four hours a day while the park is closed, prompting security fears.

Williamsburg »

Hasidic Swimming Threatened by City's Refusal to 'Guarantee' Female Guard

Hasidic women say they won't swim without a female lifeguard at Williamsburg's Metropolitan Pool.

Long Island City »

City to Start Repairs at 'Shady Park' to Fix Hurricane Sandy Damage

More than half of the popular Andrews Grove playground in Hunters Point has been shuttered since Sandy.

Central Harlem »

Securing a Park for Dirt Bikes Will Be Challenging, Officials Warn Riders

The meeting between bikers and city officials was seen as a first step toward making riding safer.

Rockaway Beach »

Paddleboards, Canoes and Pedal Cars Coming to Queens Waterfront

A California-based rental company opened new locations at Jacob Riis Park.

West Village »

Artist to Plant Fake Botanical Signs in Village Park

Mock botanical signs with statements like "class barrier" aim to point out local cultural dynamics.

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