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Upper West Side »

Nannies and Parents Extra Vigilant After Kidnapping Attempt in Central Park

A woman tried to snatch a 2-year-old boy from a swing in Heckscher Playground last week, police said.

Washington Heights »

Schools and Parks Win Big in Uptown Participatory Budgeting Vote

An outdoor fitness center, a community food garden and playgrounds for two schools won the most votes.

Forest Hills »

Forest Park Getting Playground Upgrades and New Walkways In $7.7M Revamp

The projects will include sidewalk repairs, new asphalt paths and playground upgrades.

Carroll Gardens »

Redesign Slated for Shuttered St. Mary's Playground

The former park has been closed since 2009 because of the MTA's construction on the Culver Viaduct.

Sunset Park »

Sunset Park Playground to Close for Year-Long Reconstruction

Access to the children's playground will be cut for more than a year during construction.

Crown Heights »

Teen Shot at Crown Heights Playground, Police Say

An 18-year-old was shot inside a playground near the Kingsborough Houses on Saturday night, police said.

Upper West Side »

Cracked UWS Basketball Courts and Playground to Get $1.55M Renovation

The basketball courts, lighting, pathways, entrances and seating will all be updated under the plan.

Prospect Heights »

Bring Your Best Ideas for a Better Playground to Prospect Heights Forum

The Parks Department is seeking public input for improvements to Stroud Playground at a meeting Monday.

Upper West Side »

Parks Dept. Delays Redesign of UWS Playground

Locals have battled over a redesign of the "dangerous" playground for more than a year. 

Astoria »

Playground Getting $1.6 Million Makeover After Parents Pushed for Upgrades

The Friends of Astoria Heights Park complained of buckling asphalt and outdated equipment at the site.

Upper West Side »

Battle Over Playground Nears End as New Design Gets Greenlight

Locals have spent "hundreds, if not thousands, of hours thinking about" the P.S. 166 playground.

Washington Heights »

Dolphin Park Renovations Postponed Until September

The playground with fountains will be open this summer, after it was previously slated to be closed.

Upper East Side »

Two Central Park Playgrounds to Get Safety, Accessibility Overhauls

The East 72nd and West 67th Street playgrounds are both examples of adventure playgrounds.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

City Hits Block Association With $40K in Fines for Hanging Event Posters

The West 45th/46th Street Block Association received 199 summonses for advertising a free movie.

East Village »

Construction at School Playground Stalled by Winter, Principals Say

A construction project has taken up most of the Star Academy and Neighborhood School's play space.