What was once a hotbed of crime and drugs has transformed in the past decade into the crown jewel of the East Village. The 10.5-acre green space underwent a $2.1 million renovation in the ’90s, and the result is a cleaner, greener park—one that's especially dog-friendly, with fenced-off areas for pooches big and small, and three bone-shaped doggy swimming pools. The park also contains several monuments, including an elm tree that serves as a memorial to Hare Krishnas.
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7th to 10th Sts between Aves A and B
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Once again, the city becomes a movable ode to Bird for a weekend in August. While this fest may be named for the legendary Charlie Parker, SummerStage’s jazz program isn’t stuck in the past. This year’s boundary-pushing talent, presented over three days,...Jazz Friday August 26 2016 - Sunday August 28 2016 FreeRead more