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Rockaway Beach »

Brooklyn Coast Gets Touch of Queens With 'Rockaway Beach' Sign

But the Parks Department insisted that the sign is not a mistake.

Upper West Side »

Free Kayaking Group Fears Being Sunk by Private Companies

The Downtown Boathouse worries it may be outbid for its Hudson River locations.

Rockaway Beach »

No Timetable for $200M Repairs to Rockaway Boardwalk, Parks Says

The new boardwalk plans also do not include a protective seawall, which angered residents.

Williamsburg »

McCarren Park Expansion Approved by City

Union Avenue, which cuts through the park, will become part of the green space.

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.

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