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By Ivan PereiraAcross the city, hidden gems are off limits to New Yorkers, like the roof and interiors of Grand Army Plaza, the Washington Square Park arches and the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.A City Council hearing Thursday explored giving the public a chance to check out...

By Hannah ParryNew York's abandoned leper colony may be reopened to the public for the first time in more than fifty years.The city's parks department is considering granting 'limited' public access to North Brother Island, the 20-acre abandoned island which sits just 350 yards away from the South Bronx.Now New...

By Emma WhitfordThe Parks Department said Thursday that it is willing to explore the possibility of "limited" public access to North Brother Island, the 20-acre abandoned island off of the South Bronx that's been closed to the public since 1963, overgrown with kudzu and poison ivy and strewn with crumbling 20th-century...

COMMITTEE ON PARKS AND RECREATION AN EXAMINATION OF PARKS DEPARTMENT PROPERTIES CURRENTLY INACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC DECEMBER 1, 2016 HON. MARK D. LEVINE OPENING  STATEMENT Good Afternoon, I am Mark Levine, Chair of the City Council’s Committee on Parks & Recreation.  I want to welcome you to our hearing on...

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