Barbecues, Birthdays and Tangos: New York Parks Are Bustling Again

While Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer in the city, New Yorkers have already been filling the city’s green spaces, celebrating the joy of being together.

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A Historic Brooklyn Mansion Goes on the Market for $30 Million

The 1901 building, which faces Prospect Park, has been owned by the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture for 74 years and could set a borough record.

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How a Jazz Musician Who Gives Free Shows in Brooklyn Spends His Sundays

Since April, Alegba Jahyile has performed almost every night at the Boathouse in Prospect Park. He starts the day with pumpkin soup.

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For These Shows, Take a Hike

If you participate in a sound walk and no one is there to applaud, does it count as theater? Our critic argues that it does. Or at least that it can.

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See How N.Y.’s Caribbean Community Kept Carnival Vividly Alive

This year, the official West Indian American Day celebrations were canceled — but the Carnival spirit came through.

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Trash Piles Up in Parks, Just When New Yorkers Need Them the Most

Budget cuts have left some of New York City’s green spaces with unmown lawns, unemptied garbage cans and littered playgrounds.

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Keeping a Distance, From Everything but Nature

As warm weather beckons, New York City residents are slowly venturing back outdoors. We suggest some spots families can enjoy while staying safe.

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One Bright Thing

Need a little lift? Amid the bleakness, 18 Times writers shared moments that lightened their mood.

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