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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.

Hunts Point »

Bronx Park Advocates Try to Spruce Green Spaces With Few Private Donations

Bronx advocates will meet next week and call on the mayoral candidates to address city park disparities.

Hamilton Heights »

Revamped Pedestrian Malls in Harlem Invite Users to Stop, Smell the Roses

The city spent $700,000 to restore eight malls on Broadway in Hamilton Heights.

New Springville »

City Looking to Turn Dilapidated Mini-Golf Course into Amusement Park

The city put out a request for proposals to restore and renovate an amusement center in Staten Island.

Inwood »

Poison Ivy Takes Root Along Inwood Hill Park Path

A large outgrowth of the rash-causing plant has sprouted up just south of Inwood Hill's soccer fields.

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.