PHOTO GALLERY: HAWKS AND EGRETS PLAY IN CENTRAL PARK

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Denton Taylor got some fantastic shots of hawks and egrets in Central Park this week. He sent us the shots above and below on Tues … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORE FREE SHAKESPEARE, IN A LOVELY UWS GARDEN

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The West Side Community Garden on 89th street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues is hosting a new production of A Midsummer Nights Dream b … Read the rest of this entry >>

POPULAR ‘WILD WEST’ PLAYGROUND REOPENS AFTER RECONSTRUCTION

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Central Park's Wild West Playground just off of Central Park West and 93rd street has reopened after a reconstruction that added new sprinklers, swings and cli … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY TO SPRAY CONTROVERSIAL PESTICIDE IN RIVERSIDE PARK

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The city is planning to spray the pesticide Roundup in Riverside Park this week to kill weeds and poison ivy, and is warning people to keep their children and pets … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND HISTORY: HOW 96TH STREET GOT ITS TREES

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Now that almost all residential streets in Manhattan and many in other boroughs have trees lining the islands and streets, I realize it is fifty-two years since our effor … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAYOR TO BAN CARS IN CENTRAL PARK ABOVE 72ND STREET

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Mayor de Blasio announced Thursday that the city will ban cars from traveling North of 72nd street in Central Park year-round. This will make the "park drives dedi … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE KAYAKING HAS STARTED BACK UP IN RIVERSIDE PARK

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Free kayaking has started up again in Riverside Park around 72nd street on weekends from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. "Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL DARK: COMMUNITY BOARD 7 DISCUSSES SHADOWS CAST BY MEGA-TOWERS

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The massive luxury apartment towers being built just South of Central Park continue to multiply, and Committee Board 7 is considering sending a message to policy-makers … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘BUNNY MEETUPS’ ARE NOW A THING ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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It can be lonely being a bunny, hopping around New York without your bunny friends. But bunny owners are attempti … Read the rest of this entry >>

PUBLIC PIANOS COMING TO SEVERAL UWS LOCATIONS THIS WEEK FOR ANYONE TO PLAY

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The Sing for Hope program is back this summer, distributing colorful pianos throughout New York for people to play. Four of the pianos are set to be placed on the Upper West S … Read the rest of this entry >>

CURIOUS PHOTOS ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Readers have sent in some compelling photos in the past few … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOAT BASIN DOCK SMASHED BY HURRICANE SANDY WILL FINALLY BE REPAIRED; PICNIC TABLES COMING

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It's been nearly three years since the 370-foot pier at the 79th street Marina was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, but the structure hasn't been repaired in that time. The "A-dock" was sm … Read the rest of this entry >>

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY: FEEL THE BREEZE AT HUDSON BEACH

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Have you been to Hudson Beach in Riverside Park this summer? The area in the park around 105th street has been bustling since the cafe there reop … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK RESERVOIR TRACK TO FULLY REOPEN NEXT WEEK

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After a major restoration project, the Central Park Reservoir track will reopen next week with a ceremony and a ceremonial inaugural … Read the rest of this entry >>

A FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW PLAN FOR LINCOLN CENTER’S DAMROSCH PARK

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Signe Nielsen, Landscape Architect member of the Public Design Commission of the City of New York, presented a plan on Monday night at a Community Board parks comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

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