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Park or playground? New York development hinges on definition

Parks require approval of state legislature, governor before modification but playgrounds do not

City officials planned to turn the Marx Brothers Playground site into a 68-storey tower with school facilities, retail space and a mix of market-rate and affordable housing.

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WHETHER an East Harlem ballpark will give way to what could be the tallest building between Midtown Manhattan and Boston may hinge upon the definition of a park versus a playground.

The latest battle between New York's preservationists and...

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