Ditmars »

Construction Starts on $1.7M Overhaul of Astoria Playground

Upgrades to the Paul Raimonda Playground will include a spray shower shaped like a Steinway piano.

Upper West Side »

PODCAST: Kids Clothing Store Owner Makes Shop a 'Living Room' for Locals

Stephanie Goldstein of Stoopher & Boots talks about her die-hard fans and the community she fosters.

Corona »

Festival Celebrating City's Birds of Prey Heads to Queens for First Time

The Raptor Festival will perch at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for the first time.

Astoria »

19 Things To Do This Week in New York City's Neighborhoods

Catch a movie outdoors, mingle with singles or train to be a superhero.

Flushing »

9 Things to Do in Queens Neighborhoods This Weekend

A roundup of things to do in Queens this weekend.

Williamsburg »

10 Things to Do in Your Brooklyn Neighborhood This Weekend

From a brunch rave to a Hindu Lamp Ceremony, Brooklyn's got events this weekend to keep you busy.

Bushwick »

Bushwick Teen Goes From 200 Pounds to Karate Champ

Jaida Rosario now trains at least four hours a day for competition.

Midtown »

15 Places Where You Can Keep Your Kids Cool and Entertained

Skip the heat and save the fun with these cool, kid-oriented destinations throughout the city.

Crown Heights »

Tweet From Across the Pond Makes Poem by Crown Heights Teen Go Viral

Chanie Gorkin, 17, wrote the piece, "Worst Day Ever?" for a high school class last year.

Astoria »

New Pre-K to Open in Shuttered Astoria Catholic School Building

The DOE will lease the former Most Precious Blood School at 32-52 37th St. for a 270-seat pre-k center.

Upper West Side »

Plan to Redesign UWS Playground for Kids of All Abilities Gets $400K

A group pushing to redesign Bloomingdale Playground has received a $400,000 grant for the project.

Astoria »

9 Things To Do in Your Queens Neighborhood This Weekend

Catch an outdoor screening of "Mrs. Doubtfire" or a Beatles cover-band concert.

SoHo »

SoHo Teen Wins Award From City For Invention to Help Deaf People

Daniil Frants, 16, used Google Glass to come up with a gadget to help deaf people follow conversations.

Midtown »

FAO Schwarz Closure Hits Russian Doll Vendor

A street vendor who has worked outside the famed toy store for about a decade will relocate.

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