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Financial District »

Lot Behind One Police Plaza Transformed Into Community Park

The revamped park, called James Madison Plaza, reopened to the public after residents sued the NYPD.

Carroll Gardens »

Construction to Begin on New Dimattina Dog Run, Officials Say

The $450,000 project will include new dog runs and drinking fountains for pups and their owners.

Upper West Side »

'Dangerous' UWS Playground's Redesign Back to Drawing Board, Locals Say

The playground redesign is being reconsidered, months after the initial design was approved. 

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.