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Astoria »

Astoria Health Playground and Playground Thirty Five will get upgrades under Community Parks Initiative.

Park Slope »

The small park is getting an outdoor educational programming area as well as new fencing and seating.

Sunset Park »

The project is expected to continue for about a year. 

Astoria »

A petition to fix and reopen the Charybdis Playground restrooms has more than 300 signatures.

Cobble Hill »

The city will host eight mulching locations at seven parks in Brooklyn on Jan. 9 and 10.

Greenwich Village »

The lights, originally part of an Improv Everywhere project, are staying up indefinitely.

Astoria »

Friends of Astoria Heights Park is being honored for its efforts to renovate a rundown playground.

Greenwich Village »

The Parks Department's historian took viewers on a Periscope tour inside and on top of the iconic arch.

Carroll Gardens »

St. Mary's, the shuttered Smith Street playground, is slated for reconstruction.

Long Island City »

The confusion specifically revolves around a small, hilly area of grass in Hunters Point South Park.

Greenwich Village »

The Department of Transportation turned the land over to the Parks Department, to be managed by NYU.

Lower East Side »

The crescent-shaped sculpture, made with recycled glass and resin, will be on display until June.

East Village »

Residents can share their thoughts in a meeting scheduled on Nov. 17.

Red Hook »

Four of the fields have been closed due to lead contamination, officials said.

Long Island City »

Several park-goers reported seeing more rodents in the waterfront green space in recent months.