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From left: Justice Bernard Graham, Spring Creak Park

Judge says city can’t put waste facility in public park

A waste facility in Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Park would require approval from the New York State Legislature to operate...

Judge says city can’t put waste facility in public park
Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe and renderings of the East River esplanade

East River United Nations deal may mark turning point for waterfront

The East River waterfront is set to be transformed into continuous parkland and recreational space along the East Side...

East River United Nations deal may mark turning point for waterfront
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Maspeth scrambles for new park as St. Saviour’s gets restored

From left: St. Saviour’s site, City Council member Elizabeth Crowley and a rendering of the park that was slated...

Maspeth scrambles for new park as St. Saviour’s gets restored
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City pays high price to fulfill promise of park land in Williamsburg

Parks Department commissioner Adrian Benepe and a rendering of the Finger Building in WilliamsburgThe very same measures the city...

City pays high price to fulfill promise of park land in Williamsburg
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East Side co-op ends 10-year backyard battle with city

From left: One Sutton Place South (credit: PropertyShark) and an overhead view of its backyard (credit: Google Maps)The residents...

East Side co-op ends 10-year backyard battle with city
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Landmark Astoria Park Pool set for revamp

Astoria Park Pool The Astoria Park Pool, the landmarked but run-down center that was a favorite of master city planner Robert Moses, is finally due for a multimillion-dollar refurbishment — its first since 1961....

Landmark Astoria Park Pool set for revamp
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Landmark Astoria Park Pool set for revamp

Astoria Park Pool The Astoria Park Pool, the landmarked but run-down center that was a favorite of master city planner Robert Moses, is finally due for a multimillion-dollar refurbishment — its first since 1961....

Landmark Astoria Park Pool set for revamp
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