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NYC parks foresee financial losses at a time when we need them the most

Several New York City parks expect to lose millions of dollars in funding for upkeep and maintenance.

The best Zoom backgrounds for New York City fanatics 

Bring a little New York City to your next video call with these virtual backgrounds.

How to tour NYC museums, parks, and cultural institutions from your own home

Stuck inside? You can still experience some of New York’s best cultural offerings with virtual tours and exhibitions.

NYC dog runs shutter due to coronavirus pandemic

The city’s dogs runs closed Monday to combat overcrowding.

New York City finally closes playgrounds due to coronavirus pandemic

Open spaces in parks will remain open, but playgrounds are off-limits.

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7 scenic NYC-area hikes you can get to using public transit

Get out of town and into nature by visiting one of these hiking spots near New York City—all of which are easily accessible without a car.

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New York’s best public art installations this season

Get outside to check out some of the best art in New York City.

6 crucial ways New York City’s landscape will change in 2020

What to expect from New York’s transit, parks, megaprojects and more this year.

Gramercy Park will open its gates to all on Christmas Eve

For one hour, the very exclusive park will welcome regular folks.

NYC will finally fix Riverside Park’s persistent flooding problems

The Olmsted-designed park’s drainage system dates back to the 1930s.

Hudson River Park’s Pier 97 will transform into ‘otherworldly’ green space

The $38 million revamp is the latest upgrade at the West Side waterfront park.

Central Park’s $150M revamp includes new pool and ice rink, landscape fixes

The newly-unveiled plans call for restoring the landscape surrounding the Harlem Meer and building a new recreational facility.

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Where to see fall foliage in NYC

10 of the best spots for leaf-peeping in the five boroughs

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The best beaches in New York City

Pack a picnic and your swimsuit and hit one of New York City's public beaches this summer.

Long-stalled Willoughby Square Park gets fresh renderings

The 1.15-acre green space will have a play area, a dog park, a lawn, and several seating areas

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NYC’s best hidden parks and secret gardens, mapped

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city at these secluded green spaces

Chelsea Green is neighborhood’s first new park in 40 years

The quarter-acre park replaces a Department of Sanitation facility.

First look at Gansevoort Peninsula Park along the Hudson River

See how the former sanitation parking site will be transformed into a large public space

Empty lot below the Kosciuszko Bridge will be transformed into a public park

The seven-acre space will have large spaces for events and a connection to Greenpoint’s Newtown Creek

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The best NYC parks with splash pads and spraygrounds

Where to take your kids to cool off in NYC

Part of Broadway becomes an urban garden for the summer

The garden offers additional space for pedestrians and cyclists in Midtown

First phase of Shirley Chisholm State Park debuts in Brooklyn

The 407-acre park has a bayside pier and ten miles of marked trails for hiking and biking

NYC sidewalks damaged by trees take more than a year to fix: report

One repair took 11 years to complete, a new audit says

Explore NYC’s urban wilderness with this handy map

The city has more than 20,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and grasslands

City Council approves affordable housing plan for Elizabeth Street Garden

But two lawsuits have been filed to stop the affordable housing project from happening

Central Park’s Belvedere Castle will reopen June 28

The castle is fresh off a 15-month, $12 million restoration.

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10 of NYC’s best outdoor fitness classes

Get fit outdoors with these great opportunities across NYC parks and gardens

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40 NYC parks where you can barbecue this summer

The unofficial start of the summer season is here and it can only mean one thing: It's time to head to fire up the grill and enjoy the great outdoors.

Prospect Park will get a new bike lane along Ocean Avenue

The project is part of the Park’s entrance restoration

The ultimate guide to the High Line

Everything you need to know about Manhattan’s popular park

In Prospect Park, commemorative trees lead to a record-breaking year

More than 40 new trees will be planted in Prospect Park this spring, thanks to donors who seek to honor loved ones

Playground ‘deserts’ plague NYC neighborhoods

How can New York City address the lack of playgrounds in the five boroughs?

Long-awaited Pier 35 park finally debuts on the Lower East Side

Designed by SHoP and Ken Smith Workshop, the park is part of the city’s East River Waterfront Esplanade project

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Squibb Bridge replacement gets fresh renderings

The embattled pedestrian pathway will be replaced in its entirety by 2020

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Where to see cherry blossoms in NYC

For a brief, fleeting moment every spring, cherry trees blanket the city in vibrant shades of pink

See the top five designs for Shirley Chisholm’s Brooklyn monument

The city is now soliciting feedback on five proposed designs of the forthcoming monument to the trailblazing legislator.

7 NYC landmarks you didn’t know were designed or built by women

You have pioneering women to thank for the Brooklyn Bridge and other New York icons.

Shuttered strip of Rockaway Beach poised to reopen this summer

Coastal erosion kept most of the stretch between Beach 91st and Beach 102nd streets closed last summer, but under a new agreement, those portions will reopen for this year’s warm weather.

Derelict Lower East Side bathhouse will be demolished for turf field

The field will stand in for East River Park during its three-plus year closure.