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Parents Upset After Spinning Saucers Welded In Place At NYC ParksResidents say the rotating metal saucers in the Vanderbilt Street and Slope Park playgrounds are fan favorites. But soon, the thrill may be gone.
Pet Owners Suspect Foul Play As Numerous Dogs Fall Sick After Visiting Popular Queens ParkIs someone poisoning the pooches in one Queens neighborhood? Some pet owners think so because several dogs have gotten sick after their daily walk in a popular park.
McCarren Rink Opens To SkatersThe rink will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week until Jan. 4, 2014
Court Upholds Limit On Number Of Art Vendors In City ParksThe city said the parks had become too crowded. But the lawsuit argued that greenmarket and holiday commercial vendors create more congestion in the parks than the artists.
Landmarked 19th Century Fire Watchtower To Undergo $4 Million FaceliftThe cast iron Mount Morris Fire Watchtower went up in 1857 and was designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as a city landmark in 1967.
Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Stations Pop Up Across NYCEach station can accommodate up to six mobile devices or tablets at a time and work regardless of wireless carrier.
Last Day Of Great GoogaMooga Festival Called Off For RainThe last day of the Great GogoaMoooga Festival in Prospect Park was canceled Sunday, as light, but persistent rain drenched the area.
Ex-NYC Parks Official Accused Of Stealing More Than $50,000 From Queens ParkA former New York City parks department official is accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the nonprofit group she founded to improve the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.
Worker Arrested After Noose Found At Bronx Parks Department GarageFariz Ahmemulic, 28, was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime.
Doll Found Hanging With Noose At NYC Parks Department GarageAn employee found an African-American baby doll hanging with a chain noose around its neck at the department's Bronx headquarters on Tuesday.
NYC Parks Dept. May Fight Geese With DogsThe New York City Parks Department is considering a proposal to bring border collies with trainers to scare away the geese in Prospect Park.
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