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Upper West Side »

Tavern on the Green Gets New Owners

Tavern on the Green's new owners come from a Philly creperie and cabaret venue, officials said.

Sunset Park »

Water Restored to Sunset Park Playground Sprinkler

The spray shower there had been shut off for months, even as summer temperatures soared.  

Rockaway Park »

Rockaway Park Playground Damaged by Vandalism Repaired in $30M Renovation

Renovated park included playgrounds, basketball courts, a skate park and performance space.

Inwood »

'Dangerous' Slide Replaced at Indian Road Playground

The Parks Department recently replaced a slide that was removed in Indian Road Playground.

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.

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