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Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski today joined Council Member Daniel Dromm to break ground on a $1.7 million reconstruction of Veterans Grove Playground in Elmhurst, Queens. This project will fully reconstruct the play area and...

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Celebrate Fourth of July Looking for the best place in NYC to watch the fireworks, or just a place to barbeque outdoors? We’ve got you covered. Outdoor Pools Opening Our free outdoor pools are open for the summer. Learn about pool rules,...

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