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Jamaica Estates »

Parks Pruner Suspended After Ex-Pol Rats Him Out About Moonlighting

Otis Softleigh faces a suspension after a councilman saw him working at a private home on city time.

Williamsburg »

Thief Hacks Down 25-Foot Tree to Steal Bike, Locals Say

A thief cut down a tree in front of 242 Grand St. to steal a bike, locals say.

Upper West Side »

City to Replace 3 Trees Sawed in Half on Upper West Side

The trees will be replaced by the Parks Department either this fall or spring.

Astoria »

Arborist Looks to Clone Beloved Astoria Tree Cut Down by City

A tree on 34th Street that was chopped down by the city in March may get a second life.

Prospect Heights »

Volunteers Set Out to Count All of NYC's Street Trees

More than 2,000 volunteers will help count and map NYC's street trees.

Crown Heights »

Why Are the Trees on Eastern Parkway Being Cut Down?

The Parks Department has a plan to remove 29 trees from the parkway.

Red Hook »

City Spends $3.2M to Replace 3,600 Sandy-Damaged Trees in Brooklyn

Thousands of trees are still suffering the long-term effects of Hurricane Sandy. 

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Why the Trees on West 44th Street Are Wearing Knit Cozies

Luisa Cerutti "yarn-bombed" the trees outside her store.

Astoria »

Astoria Residents Mourn Beloved Tree Cut Down by City

The Parks Department found signs of decay in the century-old tree and deemed it a safety hazard.

Inwood »

Parks Department to Replace Dozens of Trees in Isham Park

The trees need to be removed because they are dead or pose a threat to public safety, the agency said.

Park Slope »

Workers Rip Down Holiday Lights While Pruning Bergen Street Trees

Tree pruners tore holiday lights off several trees on Bergen Street near Fifth Avenue, neighbors say.

Fort Greene »

Parks Department Starting Repairs to Dry Up 'Lake Fort Greene'

A temporary fence will close off the eastern portion of the park while repairs are being made.

Upper East Side »

Central Park Radiation Test Among Science Studies Carried Out in City

Physicist Matthew Williamson was approved for a permit to study radiation in Central Park in June.

Chelsea »

High Line's Third Section to Open This Month

The third section of the park will stretch from 30th Street to 34th Street. 

Flatiron »

Shake Shack Rehab Could Damage Madison Square Park Trees, Plan Shows

A tree protection plan shows that London plane trees will suffer during the rehab.