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Transgender Man Sues NYC For Kicking Him Out Of A Men's Locker Room

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A transgender man has sued the city of New York after being kicked out of a men's locker room by Parks Department employees at a Staten Island pool la...

Pushing Privatized "Partnership" Agenda at New York City's Public Parks -- Part 3

Cathryn Swan | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

People are against parks being privatized, the commercialization and sanitizing of our parks, the overarching corporate influence on these public spaces, the public increasingly being denied access to their commons, the resulting lack of transparency and accountability, and so much more.

IMAGES: A Brooklyn Bridge Beach?

DNAinfo | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — Public kayaking, freshwater wetlands and a new beach could be on the way to Manhattan's East Side, thanks to an updated East River...

Astoria Characters: The Green Farmer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

First things first. The chickens need to be fed. Rob McGrath heads past his crops to the chain-link coop he just built in his back yard. When he scatters the feed on the ground, the six clucking hens huddle around him like football players.

Astoria Characters: The Modest Missionary

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.29.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Eartha Thompson-Washington sparkles in the sunlight. Her tunic, the color of blushing pink rosebuds, is studded with mini-mirrors and gold sequins.

WATCH: Aziz Ansari Mows Lawn In Central Park

AP | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari takes his parks persona seriously. On Monday, the actor and comedian helped New York City's ...

Noose Discovered At One World Trade Center

Posted 12.30.2011 | New York

A noose was found hanging from the 64th floor of 1 World Trade Center Tuesday. A construction foreman returning from holiday break discovered the ...

WATCH: Black Baby Doll Hanging From Noose Found On NYC Parks Department Headquarters

wpix.com | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices

The New York City Parks and Recreation Department is under investigation after a 60-year-old African American employee found a black baby doll hanging...

After One Month Of NYC Smoking Ban, Only One Ticket Issued

Posted 08.27.2011 | New York

A month after New York City banned smoking in public parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, a New York Daily News photographer remains the city's only ...