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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.

Charleston »

Borough President Oddo told the city that Staten Island will no longer be NYC's "dumping ground."

Greenwich Village »

Other parks projects in the neighborhood include sidewalk repair at Washington Square Park.

Astoria »

Sean's Place was one of 60 parks that got upgrades recently under the Community Parks Initiative.

Fort Greene »

A woman was caught on camera digging up and stealing plants from a tree pit on South Oxford Street.