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 >>

FREE THEATER IN THE PARKS PREVIEW: SAM WATERSTON, STEVE GUTTENBERG, AND MORE

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It's almost free theater season in Central and Riverside Parks and there are some exciting offerings this year -- including Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson in The Tempest and Steve Guttenberg in Henry IV, Pa … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHECK OUT THE FANCIFUL SCULPTURES IN RIVERSIDE PARK BEFORE FRIDAY

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Students from The Art Students League have placed seven sculptures in Riverside Park between 59th and 69th streets as part of a five-year partne … Read the rest of this entry >>

HERE’S THE PROBLEM WITH FEEDING PIGEONS

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Oh pigeon man and pigeon lady, sprinkling your birdseed and bread chunks around the neighborhood. Please look at this photo and consider exa … Read the rest of this entry >>

HUNDREDS OF FREE WALKING TOURS THIS WEEKEND TO HONOR JANE JACOBS

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Get off your butt this weekend, and learn about your neighborhood or another part of New York City with Jane's Walks, a series of more than 200 g … Read the rest of this entry >>

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