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Straus Square Renovations Detailed; Plans For Recycle-a-Bicycle Outpost Announced

Local residents will start to see changes in Straus Square during the next several weeks, as the neglected area at East Broadway, Rutgers Street and Canal Street begins to look more like a full-fledged pedestrian plaza. …

(Sponsored) The Lower Manhattan Resiliency is Back!

PROTECT, CONNECT, AND STRENGTHEN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

Learn more about the LMCR Project HERE and join us on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Rutgers …

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(Sponsored) The Lower Manhattan Resiliency Project is Back!

PROTECT, CONNECT, AND STRENGTHEN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

Learn more about the LMCR Project HERE and join us on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Rutgers …

(Sponsored) The Lower Manhattan Resiliency Project is Back!

PROTECT, CONNECT, AND STRENGTHEN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

Learn more about the LMCR Project HERE and join us on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Rutgers …

Proposed design: Seward Park Library Plaza.

Seward Park Renovation Design Revealed (Presentation)

This afternoon we’re posting the presentation delivered to Community Board 3 last week for the redesign of Seward Park. …

Corlears Hook Park, April 2016. Photo by Mona Manahi.

Corlears Hook Announces 2017 Schedule, Sponsored by Friends of Corlears Hook Park

Friends of Corlears Hook Park, the non-profit group that works to maintain and revitalize Corlears Hook Park for the benefit of the general public …

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden Kicks Off Spring Season on Sunday

We’ll finally see some sunshine this weekend, which means perfect conditions for hanging out in your local community garden. …

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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. …