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Far Rockaway »

Rockaway Bathrooms Installed Despite Presence of Endangered Birds

The pricey beach bathrooms were installed during piping plover nesting season.

Jackson Heights »

Christmas Trees Get New Life as Mulch in Travers Park This Weekend

Residents can drop off trees at city parks to turn them into mulch throughout the weekend.

Middle Village »

City Parks Department Offers Free Cocoa, Sleds and Snow Shoes

The parks department offered hot chocolate and loaned out sleds in Juniper Valley Park on Saturday.  

Rockaway Beach »

City Doesn't Know Cost for Round-the-Clock Guards for Beach Bathrooms

The Department of Design and Construction said it is still negotiating the rate for the guards.

New York City »

Curbside Christmas Tree Pickups Begin Next Week

The Sanitation Department will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection program Monday.

Upper West Side »

Snow Closes 'Dangerous' UWS Playground to Students During Recess

The P.S. 166 playground often has to close after a snowstorm because of its design, parents said.

Greenpoint »

McCarren Park Dog Run Revamped with New Grounds and Wind Screen

The dog run at Driggs and Union avenues includes new wood chips and a wind screen.

Rockaway Beach »

Pricey Rockaway Bathrooms Get 24-Hour Security

The Parks Department said the cost of securing the uninstalled bathrooms is included in the contract.

Upper West Side »

Redesign of 'Dangerous' Playground Still Stalled as Winter Approaches

Winter conditions will make the playground even more unsafe, parents said. 

Fort Greene »

Fort Greene Park Lights Go On in Daytime and Go Off at Night, Locals Say

Neighbors complain the timers on lights surrounding The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument are not working.

Midtown »

Giant Sculptures Set to Be Installed on Park Avenue

The pieces will be put in place at the end of February, the Parks Department said.

South Street Seaport »

Long-Delayed South Street Seaport Park Slated to Open in 2015

Peck Slip Park is set to be finished by 2015, the Parks Department said.

Rockaway Beach »

City Backtracks on Timeline for Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

The city now says the project "could last a few years."

Times Square & Theater District »

Times Square Overrun by Corporate Events Amid City Confusion, Critics Say

Corporations take advantage of a disconnect between city agencies, community board members say.