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Girl Scouts Advocate For Statue Paying Tribute to Women in Seward Park

As you may know, the city is getting ready for a big improvement project at Seward Park. The historic Lower East Side space was …

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Let the Resurfacing Begin! Crews Are on the Job at Seward Park’s Basketball Courts

Here was the scene a short time ago in Seward Park. Crews are getting started on the long-awaited resurfacing of the basketball courts.

At …

Seward Park basketball courts.

Something to Hope For: Resurfacing of the Seward Park Basketball Courts

Seward Park basketball courts.

Almost three years ago, in the summer of 2014, the City Council allocated $600,000 to resurface the basketball courts at …

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Parks Department Details Plans For Seward Park, Tompkins Fence Controversy Resurfaces

A $6.4 million improvement project in Seward Park will create an inviting plaza in front of the public library, open up and expand the garden on the south side of the park and make entrances and fencing less foreboding. …

Rendering by artist Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong.

Art Installation Coming to Seward Park as Part of New Grant Program

The New York City Parks Department and the Japanese clothing company, UNIQLO, announced a new public art program today. They awarded grants to 10 artists to create installations in city parks this coming summer. …

Rendering by Ron Castellano.

Seward Park Concept Plans to Be Presented Feb. 16

Coming up next Thursday evening, Feb. 16, the NYC Parks Department will be unveiling its conceptual design for a face lift of Seward Park. …

East River Esplanade; rendering from 2013.

City Agency Relents: Full East River Esplanade Project Moves Forward

The city bureaucracy works in mysterious ways. …

East River Park tennis courts. Photos by Sarah Sluis.

How Will Resiliency Work Impact Access to East River Park? Elected Officials Ask For Answers

Local elected officials are expressing concerns about the impact on the local community when construction begins on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. …

Seward Park basketball courts, November 2016.

CM Chin: Nike Courts Should Not Have Been Put on Fast Track While Other Local Projects Wait

City Council member Margaret Chin wants to know why the renovation of basketball courts at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, paid for by Nike, happened so swiftly while other projects, funded by the Council, have been languishing for years. …

Nike's restricted access celebration at the Stanton Street courts last week.

Council Member Mendez Vents at Parks Department Over Lack of Community Engagement

Last week’s Nike event at Sara D. Roosevelt Park is only the latest example, Mendez and CB3 members say. …

Photo via Seward Park Conservancy's Instagram.

Fall Cleanup Day in Seward Park

Photo via Seward Park Conservancy’s Instagram.

The Lower East Side is in a pretty dark mood following last week’s national political shocker. So it …

Rendering by Ron Castellano.

You Can Help Plan Seward Park Renovations Monday, Nov. 14

Coming up on Monday evening, local residents will have an opportunity to help shape the future of Seward Park. …

Nike courts on Stanton Street.

Nike Debuts Stanton Street Courts, Politicos Protest Giant Soho Store

Photos by Nike.

Nike has revealed its new basketball courts in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The project is a collaboration with the NYC Parks …

East River Esplanade; rendering from 2013.

East River Esplanade Plan Shrinks, as City Agency Refuses to Move Water Main

The refusal by a city agency to pay to move a water main along South Street is jeopardizing part of the East River Esplanade Project. …

Rendering by Ron Castellano.

Public Input Session For Seward Park Renovations Takes Place Nov. 14

You’ll want to save the date — Nov. 14 — for a Seward Park public visioning session. …