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Hudson River Park to get new 5.5-acre parkland with public beach

The new park will be designed by James Corner Field Operations

This cool new map plots out NYC parks near every subway stop

One park for every subway stop

Pier 55’s concrete pots begin appearing in the Hudson River

The $250 million pier’s concrete pots will the park its characteristic undulating shape.

NYC to honor Shirley Chisholm with Prospect Park monument

The trailblazing legislator is the first woman to be honored through the city’s SheBuiltNYC program

See 5 visions of a post-apocalyptic Central Park

Get a look at the winning entries from the ICONOCLAST Design Competition.

Central Park’s iconic Delacorte Theater will get Bjarke Ingels-designed makeover

The $110 million renovation will kick off in 2020.

Track all of NYC’s public waterfront spaces on this interactive map

The Department of City Planning is making it easier to find your nearest waterfront recreation space.

Bill aims to curb supertall shadows in NYC parks

The bill would establish a task force to study the effects of tall buildings on parks

Revamp of Fort Greene’s BAM Park is finally underway

The redesigned park will be more accessible to the public and will feature new walkways and seating.

Where to see fall foliage in New York City

See what NYC parks have in store for visitors looking to peek at the changing of the leaves.

City unveils new plan to close gaps in Manhattan Greenway

Once complete, the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway will offer up 32.5 miles of contiguous green space wrapping around the island.

Manhattan’s east side ‘resilient park’ plans get overhauled

City officials will move forward with an alternative plan for a part of the East Side Resiliency Project.

City clashes with community over Upper East Side playground’s future

The Marx Brothers Playground is once again at the center of a debate about what constitutes an NYC Park

Hudson Yards park expansion poised to become NYC’s priciest

Early estimates for the expansion project peg the cost at $124 million per acre; the new section will measure 3 acres

Here’s your chance to help design Brooklyn’s new Squibb pool

Brooklyn Bridge Park is looking for input on the new pool’s design, size, depth, and even location.

Brooklyn will get 407-acre state park dedicated to Shirley Chisholm

The Jamaica Bay park will be the city’s largest state park and will debut next summer.

The rise of New York’s new leisure waterfront

How all of this looks and feels—whether it’s clever or profane—depends on how you feel about the deindustrialization of the waterfront

Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza will get $9M restoration

The historic Soldier and Sailors Memorial Arch will be returned to its original glory.

Hudson River Park playground makeover nods to neighborhood’s past

Chelsea Waterside Park’s playground has fun elements that take inspiration from the Hudson River

Kaaterskill Falls enhances safety measures amid growing popularity

A stone staircase, viewing platform, and railings work to prevent visitors from straying into dangerous territory.

NYC’s new waterfront parks represent the erasure of its industrial past

The old working waterfront has almost completely disappeared as the city realizes its new vision for the coastline.

New York City kids review new parks in Brooklyn

Who better to review new kid-friendly playgrounds than New York City kids?

Finding space in New York City’s cemeteries

It’s time to rethink what we want New York’s cemeteries to be in the 21st century.

7 best NYC parks for hosting a picnic this summer

Whether you’re looking to fire up the grill or simply chill, these parks have plenty to offer.

Central Park’s Lasker Pool will get a $150M renovation

The three-year renovation is expected to get underway sometime in 2020.

The rise of NYC’s piers-to-parks

In the past few decades, New York’s working waterfront has become a space for recreation.

See Brooklyn Bridge Park’s lush lawn at Pier 3

With the opening of the waterfront park’s answer to the Great Lawn, it’s now 90 percent complete.

In Long Island City, second phase of Hunter’s Point South waterfront park debuts

The opening of the 5.5-acre park now creates 11 acres of waterfront green space along a formerly industrial stretch

NYC’s public pools open for the summer

Rejoice, summer-lovers!

At last, Central Park is permanently car-free

Say goodbye to traffic in NYC’s most popular park.

NYC’s parks are aging, underfunded, and plagued by infrastructure problems: report

A think tank estimates that New York City would need to spend close to $6 billion to get its parks to a state of good repair.

Section of Rockaway Beach that was closed due to erosion will reopen

The portion between Beach 96th and Beach 98th Streets will welcome visitors again

New York’s first official LGBTQ monument debuts in the West Village

The abstract piece is by Brooklyn artist Anthony Goicolea, and will sit near the waterfront in the West Village.

See the transformation of Williamsburg’s Domino Park

The park, designed by the same firm behind the High Line, is one of the first pieces of the larger Domino megaproject.

Brooklyn Bridge Park will get a permanent public pool

Swimmers, rejoice!

What’s new at NYC beaches this summer

What to do at Coney Island and the Rockaways this season

Hart Island’s conversion into public park is back on the table

A Manhattan City Council member is looking to open the Potter’s Field to the public as a park.

Here’s what Pier 55’s futuristic floating park looks like right now

Work on installing the 480 piles that will support the park will begin next month.

How NYC could transform its disused underpasses into public space

The Design Trust for Public Space and DOT are partnering on a pilot program for underpasses