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Corona »

The redone "Freedom of the Human Spirit" was presented this week to the city's Design Commission.

Fort Greene »

A youth league had to pool its own money to pay for makeshift field lights and a generator to run them.

Greenpoint »

A nearly 30-acre park was promised to North Brooklyn residents during the 2005 rezoning. 

Upper West Side »

Parkour involves acrobatic vaulting, swinging, jumping, leaping and rolling between objects.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

The 4,500-square-foot piazza would be the largest open space on the High Line Park.

East Village »

The replacement flag in the Jacob Riis Houses was re-hung rightside up Friday.

East Village »

The previous flag was shredded by wind and went missing before a veteran asked for it to be replaced.

Riverdale »

Ariel Bock injured his hand when he tried to slam dunk a basketball in Martinez Playground.

Astoria »

Pipes from the pool and neighboring Charybdis Playground weren't hooked up to the city's sewer system.

Astoria »

Costa Constantinides says the center of the park's running track could be a FIFA-regulation-sized field.

Upper East Side »

The Parks Department had been gearing up for its Winter Jam on Saturday with man-made snow.

Inwood »

The nature center shut down in 2012 and has remained unused since, officials said.  

Astoria »

The distinction will preserve the land as open space and secure the park's future, board members said.

Upper West Side »

Playground 89 was at the center of a fight over whether to renovate the space or preserve it as is.