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 >>

THROWBACK THURSDAY: WHEN SWIMMING POOLS FLOATED IN THE HUDSON RIVER

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Yes, Central Park has Lasker Pool and several gyms and buildings have pools, but there does seem to be a dearth of public p … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO GALLERY: MANHATTANHENGE DID NOT DISAPPOINT

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A perfect Manhattanhenge is rare, as the (likely toxic) clouds over New Jersey tend to get in the way. But Monday was special, and Upper West Siders g … Read the rest of this entry >>

RECONSTRUCTION OF HISTORIC 79TH STREET PIER DESTROYED IN HURRICANE SANDY IS NEARLY COMPLETE

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The 370-foot pier at the 79th Street marina that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy is almost fully reconstructed, with new concrete-filled steel pile … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: HAWK STOPS BY TO VISIT (EAT?) PARAKEET

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Carmen sent the photo above of a friendly hawk who just stopped by her apartment at 505 West End Avenue at 84th street to say hi to her parakeet, wh … Read the rest of this entry >>

RAINSTORM WREAKS HAVOC ON (AT LEAST) ONE RIVERSIDE PARK TREE

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A massive branch crashed to the ground on the outskirts of Riverside Park at 101st street during Monday's storm, according to Ernie Fritz, who … Read the rest of this entry >>

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