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Rockaway Beach »

Normal Beach Access to Resume in Rockaway for July 4 Weekend

The beaches will be open and staffed for the first time this summer.

Flatiron »

Shake Shack to Close Madison Square Park Outpost for 5 Months

A major renovation of the original Shake Shack will shut it down, likely during winter months.

Midtown East »

What Happened in New York This Week: 8 Stories You Need to Read

Check out the quieter side of gay pride and see how your neighborhood stacks up on our tipping map.

Park Slope »

Swords Return to Public Statues as City Crime Drops

Historians are creating replicas of swords that went missing or were removed.

Rockaway Beach »

5 Miles of Rockaway Beach to Be Closed This Weekend

Five miles of Rockaway Beach will be off-limits this first official weekend of summer, the city said.

East New York »

Parks Department Worker Critically Injured in Fire Dies From Injuries

Parks worker James Anthony Frye, 47, has died from injuries sustained in a June 2 fire in East New York.

Inwood »

Woman Scares Off Sex Attacker in Fort Tryon Park Bathroom, Police Say

The suspect dropped his pants and grabbed a woman in her 40s, police said.

Union Square »

12-Foot Businessman Sculpture Rises in Union Square

The artwork, called "THINK BIG," will be on display in Union Square through October.

Randall's Island »

City Gets 450 Free Tickets in Deal to Bring Back Electric Zoo Festival

Organizers of the event where two people overdosed last summer also have stringent new safety rules.

Ocean Breeze »

Horseback-Riding Arena Set to Serve Disabled Kids and Adults

The space will have almost 5,800 square feet of riding space and boarding for horses.

Upper East Side »

Con Ed Repairs to East River Esplanade Have Made Conditions Worse, CB Says

Con Ed agreed to return a six-block stretch of the esplanade to city control and make certain repairs.

Arverne »

Pricey Beach Bathrooms Won't Be Installed for Summer

The multimillion dollar shacks were originally ordered for the 2013 beach season.

Upper West Side »

Contentious Playground Redesign Must Get Principal's Approval, Says CB7

The new playground design doesn't take into account the principal's concerns, said CB7 members.

Inwood »

Drinking Fountain Work Begins at Isham Park After 30 Years Without Water

Work to bring water fountains for people and dogs is expected to start Tuesday.