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Seward Park Facelift is Complete

The Parks Without Borders $6 million dollar facelift at Seward Park has been completed. The project touts lower fences, a new library stone courtyard, an expanded garden, ampitheatre seating and new fitness equipment - not to mention lower fencing around the entire periphery.

The Fascinating History of Schiff Fountain in Seward Park

Big changes are, of course, coming to Seward Park. A $6.4 million renovation through the city's Parks Without Borders program is expected to be completed before the end of this year. Meanwhile, the Seward Park Conservancy is launching a fundraising campaign to restore the historic Jacob H. Schiff Fountain

Groundbreaking at Seward Park: $6.4 Million Revamp Underway

All smiles this past Friday morning as Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Lower East Side community leaders celebrated the start of a major renovation project at Seward Park. The historic public space, the oldest municipal playground in the country, is...

Celebrate Groundbreaking for Seward Park Renovation Friday Morning

Much of Seward Park has been shrouded in construction fencing in recent weeks, as the city begins a major renovation project there. On Friday morning, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver comes to the Lower East Side to celebrate the groundbreaking. Seward...

Signs of Change in Seward Park

Seward Park is now officially a "Work in Progress."

“Parks Without Borders” Project Begins in Seward Park

You have, no doubt, noticed the imposing chain link fence that went up around the east end of Seward Park in the past several days. It's your signal that the city is beginning a large-scale restoration of one of the...

Seward Park Reopens After November Storm

The other day we mentioned that Seward Park had been shuttered since last month's storm. As you might have noticed, the gates are back open this week. Broken branches were hauled away, but there's still lots of damage in the...

Officials Investigate Fire, Vandalism at Seward Park

Police and fire investigators are looking into a series of unfortunate incidents in Seward Park during the past week.

Tonight’s Showing of Wizard of Oz in Seward Park Cancelled

The organizers of tonight's showing of The Wizard of Oz in Seward Park have had to cancel the event. As you've probably heard, we're expecting thunderstorms and strong winds this evening. There's still an outdoor film to look forward...

Celebrate “Moms & Pops of the L.E.S.” in Seward Park Tomorrow

You've seen their exhibition in Seward Park. Now it's time to celebrate “Mom & Pops of the L.E.S" with photographers James and Karla Murray. The official opening festivities take place tomorrow (Saturday) from 1-3 p.m.
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Photo: The view from Straus Square on a dreary Sunday afternoon. In the news: --As concerns about safety in...
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