the department of parks and recreation

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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.

Fort Greene »

The center houses a small museum of the park's history and education and community gathering rooms.

Crown Heights »

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

Battery Park City »

Gregory Reddick was arrested after ripping off tourists, police said.

Red Hook »

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

Astoria »

The change is planned as part of a $3 million overhaul of the Astoria Heights Playground.  

East Village »

Work is expected to begin later this month, the company announced Monday afternoon.

Park Slope »

Artist Leonard Ursachi wants kids to interact with his sculpture "Fat Boy," not attack it.

Chelsea »

An ingredient in Roundup, the city's most-used herbicide, deemed "probably carcinogenic" by W.H.O. 

Union Square »

Eleven kids were hurt in Evelyn's Playground in Union Square Park in 2013 and 2014, records show.

Long Island City »

A vintage phone booth is cropping up Long Island City to record your thoughts about public art.

Fort Greene »

A group of artists erected the sculpture Monday morning but the Parks Department later removed it.