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Williamsburg »

Williamsburg Parks Seek New Leader to Fill Two Roles

The Open Space Alliance and the Parks Department are seeking a new leader, the OSA board said.

Fort Greene »

Parks Dept. Hopes New Ft. Greene Park Signs Clear Up Closing Time Disparity

Old signs said the Myrtle Avenue side of the park closed earlier than the posh DeKalb Avenue side.

Upper East Side »

'Out of Control' Rat Problem the Target of East Side Park Cleanup Efforts

The Midtown East Partnership and Parks Dept. are trying to quash Tramway Plaza's rat problem.

Civic Center »

Wafels & Dinges Expands Dessert Empire

Belgian waffles will soon be available in City Hall Park and Prospect Park.

Howard Beach »

City and Feds Partner Up To Transform Jamaica Bay

More than 10,000 acres of city and federal park land near Jamaica Bay will be jointly managed.

Flushing »

Former Flushing Meadows Park Administrator Charged with Theft

Estelle Cooper, 82, allegedly stealing from a nonprofit that aids Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Hell's Kitchen Playground to Get $1.8M Renovation

The Matthews-Palmer Playground will get a $1.8 million renovation.

Concourse »

The Weeds Are Winning in Bronx War of the Rosebushes

Weeds have overrun public plant beds along 161st St. that the city has failed to maintain.

Woodhaven »

Massive Skate Park Coming to Woodhaven

A 10,350-square-foot skatepark is set to be built at London Planetree Park in Woodhaven, Queens.

Greenpoint »

McCarren Park Pool Evacuated Again — For Diaper Malfunction

The pool was evacuated for about 20 minutes Monday afternoon, the Parks Department said.

Forest Hills »

Hot Metal Slides at Forest Hills Playground Leave Parents Steamed

The temperature on the slide at Russell Sage playground was over 90 degrees in recent days.

Sunset Park »

Still No Sprinkler Relief for Sunset Park Patrons

Weeks after the Parks Dept. pledged to turn a Sunset Park sprinkler, it stayed off.

Greenpoint »

McCarren Pool Beefs Up Security After Violence and Thefts

At least 10 cops were on the scene while swimmers enjoyed the new pool on Wednesday.

Inwood »

Columbia University to Cut Down Trees to Make Way for Waterfront Park

Columbia University plans to chop down "several" trees to make way for its Inwood public waterfront park.

Greenpoint »

Brawl Shuts Down McCarren Pool One Day After It Opens

McCarren Pool closed early June 29, 2012 after lifeguards were attacked, officials said.

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