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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.

Columbia Street Waterfront District »

South Brooklyn Children's Garden was one of 34 gardens transferred to the Parks Department. 

Astoria »

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

Jackson Heights »

The bronze statue of a penguin has kept the neighborhood amused since 2001. 

Lower East Side »

Siempre Verde Garden was one of 34 community gardens designated as a permanent green space.

Central Harlem »

The city-owned gardens were slated for development but have been transferred to the Parks Department.

Fort Greene »

The Willoughby Avenue Entrance to Fort Greene Park is now open.

Midtown »

The city will start picking up the trees curbside on Jan. 4.