NEW PLAYGROUND HAS TURF FIELD, WATER SPRAYERS, INVENTIVE EQUIPMENT

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The Parks Department cut the ribbon on a new playground and turf field on 60th Street between West End and Amsterdam Ave … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: JOHN LENNON, 50-FEET TALL IN TECHNICOLOR

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Artist Eric Waugh painted an image of John Lennon and placed it in the Bandshell on Wednesday to make a plea for peace and cele … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEDNESDAY ONLY: 50-FOOT TALL PAINTING OF JOHN LENNON WILL GO UP IN CENTRAL PARK

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If you can get out to Central Park on Wednesday, you'll see a monumental tribute to one of the great artists of our time: a 50-foot … Read the rest of this entry >>

4 VOLUNTEER EVENTS THIS FALL IN RIVERSIDE PARK

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There are several ways to get involved in maintaining and beautifying Riverside Park this fall, starting on Saturday. To … Read the rest of this entry >>

MASSIVE RIVERSIDE PARK REDEVELOPMENT BEGINS; NEW PLAZAS, VOLLEYBALL COURTS COMING

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A project that will transform Riverside Park from 65th to 68th Street has begun and is likely to last as long as two y … Read the rest of this entry >>

79TH STREET PIER REOPENS AFTER FEMA-FUNDED RECONSTRUCTION; PICNIC TABLES COMING SOON

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A 370-foot pier over the Hudson River that's been deteriorating for years and was fully wrecked by Hurricane Sandy was reopened to the public this … Read the rest of this entry >>

TEENS ON BIKES COMMITTING ROBBERIES IN RIVERSIDE PARK: POLICE

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A string of robberies by teenagers on bicycles have police on alert, according to NYPD and a recent media re … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUNDAY: FREE TENNIS LESSONS IN CENTRAL PARK FROM A STYLISH COMPANY

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Fashion brand Lacoste can help you play effortlessly beautiful tennis where you never scuff your linen shorts. This S … Read the rest of this entry >>

BICYCLIST CRITICALLY INJURED IN CENTRAL PARK FALL

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A bicyclist who was reportedly trying to avoid a jogger in Central Park around 102nd Street and East Drive on Wednesday evening … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW WEBSITE TRACKS THE ZIKA THREAT ON THE UWS AND CITYWIDE

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The city has unveiled a snazzy new website that goes through the measures that officials are taking to prevent an outbreak of Z … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH NEW YORK VIBE, AND NEW VENUE

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The free outdoor Central Park Film Festival is back next week! This year the Central Park Conservancy will s … Read the rest of this entry >>

AMAZING PHOTOS FROM TUESDAY’S ELECTRICAL STORM

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Lightning shot through the sky on Tuesday night and some local photographers snapped dramatic and well-timed ph … Read the rest of this entry >>

PARROT CAMPS OUT AT DOG RUN, DELIGHTING HUMANS AND EATING APPLES

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A parrot has apparently taken up residence at the 72nd Street dog run in Riverside Park and has taken to eatin … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: CAMPING OUT IN CENTRAL PARK IN THE HEATWAVE

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Hardy campers set up tents at the Great Hill in Central Park on Wednesday night as part of an annual camp-out program, and … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHEAP DATE NIGHT ALERT: CINEMA PARADISO IN A COMMUNITY GARDEN

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The West Side Community Garden on 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam is hosting two free movie nights this s … Read the rest of this entry >>

SATURDAY: FREE LOU REED EXTRAVAGANZA AT LINCOLN CENTER

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Starting with Tai Chi and ending with a movie, Lincoln Center will pay tribute to Lou Reed with a daylong extravaganza Saturday in Dam … Read the rest of this entry >>

SUBLIME SHOTS OF THE DOUBLE RAINBOW

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After Monday's storm, Upper West Siders got quite a … Read the rest of this entry >>

GABRIEL EXULTS IN THE GLOW OF CATHEDRALHENGE

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As seen from Scott Matthews' window on 106th Street, the sun passed behind the Archangel Gabriel at the top of the Cathedr … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHY YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT THE LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS FESTIVAL, STARTING WEDNESDAY

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For those of us stuck in the sweltering city for the summer, Lincoln Center has a gift every year: the Out of Doors Festival features d … Read the rest of this entry >>

MASSIVE RIVERSIDE PARK TREE FELLED DURING STORM, CLOSING DOG RUN

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A giant linden tree lost half of its canopy in this afternoon's thunderstorm closing the Dog Run in Riverside Park at 72nd Street, a priv … Read the rest of this entry >>

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