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West Harlem »

Pellets Found in Riverside Park Aren't Poison, Officials Say

Parks officials swept Riverside Park after getting a report of possible poison in the park.

Chelsea »

Construction Begins on High Line's Third Section

The first phase of the new section is expected to open in 2014.

High Bridge »

Towering Public Staircase Attracts Litter and Crime, Residents Say

The winding staircase at E. 165 th St. is strewn with garbage and attracts seedy characters, locals say.

Inwood »

La Marina's Herbal Hookahs Exempted from Smoking Ban, Owners Say

The owners of La Marina say they're exempt from the smoking ban because they serve herbal shisha.

Inwood »

La Marina Hookah Service Flouts Smoking Ban in City Parks

Uptown's La Marina sells hookah table service despite a ban on smoking in city parks and marinas.

Greenpoint »

McGolrick Park Hit With Vandalism Wave

Thefts and vandalism kicked off the school year, officials said.

Long Island City »

Gantry Park Becomes Romantic After-Hours Spot For Couples

In the evenings, the park on the Hunters Point waterfront is full of cuddling couples.

Flushing »

Parks Worker Charged with Murdering Colleague in Queens

Ezra Black, 31, was stabbed to death at a Flushing rec center on Tuesday.

Washington Heights »

Fans Rushing to La Marina Restaurant Spark Traffic Gridlock, Locals Say

La Marina restaurant has attracted leagues of fans, and also caused traffic, since its opening in May.

Williamsburg »

McCarren Park Lights Restored Just in Time for Kickball Marathon

McCarren Park's lights were restored six weeks after they went dark, players said.

Greenpoint »

City to Open Transmitter Park This Weekend

The WNYC Transmitter Park will open this Saturday.

Upper West Side »

Tavern on the Green Gets New Owners

Tavern on the Green's new owners come from a Philly creperie and cabaret venue, officials said.

Sunset Park »

Water Restored to Sunset Park Playground Sprinkler

The spray shower there had been shut off for months, even as summer temperatures soared.  

Rockaway Park »

Rockaway Park Playground Damaged by Vandalism Repaired in $30M Renovation

Renovated park included playgrounds, basketball courts, a skate park and performance space.

Inwood »

'Dangerous' Slide Replaced at Indian Road Playground

The Parks Department recently replaced a slide that was removed in Indian Road Playground.

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