These cute birds are holding up boardwalk construction in Rockaway Beach
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The Piping Plover, a cute endangered bird, is reportedly holding up reconstruction of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk. Rockaway Beach has been struggling to rebuild their boardwalk, torn up by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, for what seems like an eternity. The $480 million restoration project has been marked by endless delays and struggles, from high winds threatening […]

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Teenage skateboarder dies after being hit by a truck in Woodhaven, cops say
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Riding his skateboard through Woodhaven proved deadly for an 18-year-old male who was struck and killed by a Parks Department truck on Sunday afternoon, according to police. The fatal accident occurred at 1:33 p.m. at the intersection of Forest Parkway and Park Lane South. According to authorities, the skateboarder — whose identity was not released […]

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Astoria parents are outraged by findings of drug paraphernalia and used condoms in local park
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Liquor bottles, drug baggies and used condoms are just some of the things left behind in Astoria parks overnight. Astoria parents believe the city is not doing enough to protect their children. There have been numerous incidents of parents entering parks to play with their children in the morning and finding a mess left behind by vagrants who […]

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Cops should have a satellite office to better patrol Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, officials say
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The fourth largest public park in New York City and the police officers who patrol it deserve modern facilities, according to elected officials and residents. State Senator Jose Peralta, Congressman Joseph Crowley and Assemblyman Francisco Moya stood in front of the 110th Precinct stationhouse in Elmhurst on Thursday and called on the NYPD to create […]

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Ping-pong and volleyball courts to open under Triborough Bridge in Astoria next spring
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Ping-pong and volleyball enthusiasts will have a new place to play next spring when a lot underneath the Triborough Bridge in Astoria undergoes renovation. The improvements at Triborough Bridge Playground-A, located on 21st Street and Hoyt Avenue North, were announced in 2013 but the project was postponed for safety reasons. The site was being used as a […]

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