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Upper East Side »

Fee Hikes at City Fitness Centers Drove Away Members, Failed to Raise Cash

Mayor Bloomberg's fee increases backfired by driving away members, the Independent Budget Office found.

Sutton Place »

Sutton Place Park Will Open to Public by Fall 2015, City Says

A Sutton Place co-op's private garden will be turned into a public esplanade.

Midtown East »

Giant Fiberglass Flower to Blossom in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

A 10-foot-tall flower will be on display at the plaza from October 2013 to April 2014.

Astoria »

Astoria Parents Push for Upgrades at Neighborhood Playground

Parents are trying to secure funding and attention for Astoria Heights Playground.

Nolita »

Nolita Playground Could Get Zip Line, Climbing Wall in $1.9M Renovation

Parents want all-new play equipment, a zip line and a climbing wall at DeSalvio Playground.

Gramercy »

Kickball Club Wants to Install Lights for Nighttime Games in Gramercy

Some neighbors oppose NYC Social Sports Club's bid to play until 10 p.m. at Peter's Field.

Upper West Side »

Rats Hit the Road After City Takes Trash Cans from UWS Malls, Officials Say

City agencies teamed up with Fairway Market to fight the neighborhood's rat problem.

Upper West Side »

Overhaul of 'Dangerous' UWS Playground Delayed Again

Delays in renovations to the P.S. 166 playground may push construction further into the school year.

Corona »

World's Fair Statue Shines Again Thanks to Restoration

A nearly 50-year-old statue is being restored in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. 

Upper West Side »

City to Combat UWS 'Rat Invasion' with Anti-Burrowing Material

The DOH and Parks Department are testing a new material in tree pits on the UWS to prevent rats nests. 

Upper West Side »

Free Kayaking Returns to 72nd St. After Post-Sandy Repairs

With the damaged dock replaced, free kayaking is returning to the Hudson River at 72nd Street Sunday.

Park Slope »

Man Hit by Tree in Prospect Park Plans to Sue City for $20 Million

A man who was hit by a tree in Prospect Park says the city failed to maintain the tree.

East Flatbush »

City Looks to Review Tree Maintenance After Oak Crushes Queens Woman

Yingyi Li-Dikov, 30, died Sunday after a 70-year-old oak toppled onto her. 

Flushing »

Pregnant Woman Killed by Falling Tree Limb in Kissena Park

Yingyi Li, 30, was six months pregnant and expecting a girl, her distraught husband said.

Livingston »

Parks Department Cleans Up Historic Staten Island Statues

The Parks Department spruced up three statues in Livingston and Tompkinsville.