Great Kills »

Vandals Tear Down and Burn Fence Around Flood-Protective Dunes

Officials found more than 50 feet of charred fencing and empty cases of beer.

Astoria »

Volunteers Plant New Trees in Astoria Park on Earth Day

The plantings are also designed to enrich the Five Boro Bike Tour, which uses the park as a main stop.

Corona »

New York State Pavilion Named 'National Treasure' by Restoration Group

The announcement was made on the 50th anniversary of the fair's opening. 

Greenpoint »

Long-Awaited Floating Pool Moves Into Filtration Testing Phase

The pool, which is slated to open in the East or Hudson Rivers in 2016, will use a filtration system.

Rockaway Beach »

Construction Begins on First Phase of Rockaway Boardwalk Rebuild

The project began Monday with the removal of some of the concrete pilings. 

Woodhaven »

Volunteers to Clean Up Portion of Forest Park to Promote QueensWay

Portions of Forest Park could become part of the proposed High Line-style QueensWay project.

Prospect Heights »

Neighborhood Walking Tours Highlight New Development and Green Spaces

Gentrification and environmental stewardship are themes for "Jane's Walk" local tours.

Corona »

World's Fair 50th Anniversary Features Pavilion Tour, Warhol Exhibit

The New York State Pavilion will be open to the public for a few hours, among other events.

Lenox Hill »

Hunter College's Private Park May Reopen to the Public

Poses Park on East 68th Street could provide open space in an area where it is lacking, locals said.

Union Square »

Union Square Playground Closes for Three Weeks of Repairs

The Union Square playground closed Monday so workers could replace tiles on the ground, officials said.

Great Kills »

ATV Riders Tear up Dunes Designed to Stop Post-Sandy Flooding

Off-roaders destroyed plantings designed to stop floods, the Parks Department said.

Upper East Side »

Adopt-a-Planter Aims to Beautify First Avenue's Drab Pedestrian Islands

The planting beds along First Avenue have become a dumping space, residents say.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Video Game Fans to Cross Nerf Swords in Central Park Battle

Fans of the game "SoulCalibur" will break out their foam weapons for the Saturday battle.

TriBeCa »

Long-Stalled Pier 26 Maritime Education Center Gets $10M to Move Forward

The estuarium, on the Hudson River in TriBeCa, received more than $10 million in state funds.

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