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LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION TESTIMONY  ON THE MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT DECEMBER 6, 2016 HON. MARK D. LEVINE Good morning, my name is Mark Levine, and I am the Council Member for the 7th District in Northern Manhattan. I am here today to speak in favor of designation of a portion...

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...

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