The pandemic ignited a conversation about the use of public space, but the city’s lack of public restrooms has led to long lines and some uncomfortable situations.
The American Museum of Natural History’s sculpture of the ex-president, flanked by a Native American man and an African man, will be sent to an institution dedicated to his life.
As the pandemic eases, the park has attracted crowds of young people who regard it as a place to let loose. Residents say the scene is out of control.
As the June 22 primary approaches, Democratic candidates sparred over matters of public safety, schooling and homelessness.
A park in Williamsburg awaits the miniature beauty of its spring blossoms.
Relatives of Scott Green are among the hundreds of families who have buried their loved ones on New York City’s Hart Island.
A much-vandalized bronze statue of “Fame” in Joyce Kilmer Park is to be returned this year with a new head, arms and feet — even without any record of what the statue’s original face looked like.
The Memorial Arch, a granite monument to soldiers and sailors in the plaza, is about to get desperately needed restoration work.
New York and Jersey City opened or upgraded several skate parks just as the pandemic put a premium on outdoor space.
The pandemic has limited access to public pools in New York this summer — and violence has soared.
The pandemic shutdown has meant cuts in the department’s budget and staff, right when green space is needed more than ever.
The rebound of the longtime vendor could be a bellwether for small-business owners in the city who rely on tourists and workers for sales.
Budget cuts have left some of New York City’s green spaces with unmown lawns, unemptied garbage cans and littered playgrounds.
During the pandemic, people are venturing deeper into the city’s forests, wetlands and grasslands, just as budget cuts threaten the spaces’ upkeep.
At one of the eight pools to reopen, a swimmer almost forgot to remove his mask before making a cannonball jump. So, he placed it on his flip-flops and then — splash.
Herman James has set up shop under a pergola near Strawberry Fields, where he has provided free haircuts since May.
The resident caretakers of some of New York’s cherished landmarks may have the city’s strangest work-from-home assignment.
Nearby beaches will open in time, but for now the pandemic will deprive New Yorkers of that pleasure closer to home.
A balance can be found to be both safe and outdoors.