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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.

Rockaway Beach »

Pricey Rockaway Bathrooms Get 24-Hour Security

The Parks Department said the cost of securing the uninstalled bathrooms is included in the contract.

Upper West Side »

Redesign of 'Dangerous' Playground Still Stalled as Winter Approaches

Winter conditions will make the playground even more unsafe, parents said. 

Fort Greene »

Fort Greene Park Lights Go On in Daytime and Go Off at Night, Locals Say

Neighbors complain the timers on lights surrounding The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument are not working.

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