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Washington Heights »

City Breaks Ground On Washington Heights Pedestrian Plaza

The Plaza de Las Americas at 175th Street and Broadway will be transformed into a town square. 

Upper West Side »

Developer Blames Homeless in Bid to Replace Public Space With Retail

A developer in charge of a public atrium in Lincoln Square wants to turn it into commercial space.

Hudson Square »

Small Parks With Chaise Lounges Open Near Holland Tunnel Entrance

The Freeman Plaza parks are surrounded by four lanes of honking traffic entering the Holland Tunnel.

Downtown Brooklyn »

String of Public Plazas and Parks Planned for Downtown Brooklyn

The mayor recently announced a series of projects that will transform Downtown Brooklyn's green spaces. 

Chelsea »

Plan to Increase Public Space in Hudson Yards Approved by City Council

The $4.5 billion development will get twice the public space under a newly approved plan.

Navy Yard »

Former Navy Yard Cemetery to Become Wildflower Meadow

The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is planning a new park at Kent and Flushing avenues.

Upper East Side »

Upper East Siders Propose Plans to Address Open Space Concerns

One Community Board 8 Member suggested developers should pay for public green space.

Chelsea »

High Line Speaker Series Highlights Ways of Reclaiming Abandoned Space

The park will host talks on similar projects in other cities — and even on Staten Island.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Tiny Park Opens Next to Lincoln Tunnel Traffic

The Dyer Avenue triangle is the first part of a larger plaza coming this summer.

Upper East Side »

Lack of Open Space Makes UES Look Like 'Urban Slum,' Critic Says

Residents and activists expressed their concerns at a community board forum Thursday night.

Corona »

MLS Lobbyist Erodes Queens Parkland While on High Line Board, Critics Say

A lobbyist for Major League Soccer also sits on the board of the High Line.

Elmhurst »

Cultural Festival Coming to Newly-Renovated Dunningham Triangle

A festival highlighting local food, music and dancing is coming to Dunningham Triangle.

Lower East Side »

Nike Summer Basketball Court on LES Boxes Out Locals, Residents Say

Noise and the loss of public space angered many locals who have been locked out of the area.

Upper East Side »

UES Starved for Open Space, Residents Say

Upper East Side residents are planning a forum on open space for next spring.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

High Line's Third Section Plan Revived by Hudson Yards Project

All stakeholders in the third section of the abandoned rail line have tentatively agreed to work toward opening it to the public as soon as possible.