PART OF CENTRAL PARK GOES DARK; LIGHT TOWERS AND L.E.D. DOG COLLARS ILLUMINATE THE NIGHT

For the last four weeks, all of the lighting on paths leading into Central Park at the West 85th and West 86th entrances, and the area near West Driv … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO OF THE DAY: A BIRD’S NEST IN AN UNUSUAL PLACE

Real estate is tight on the Upper West Side, but one bird found a cozy nest on Broadway to settle in for the Sp … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘SECRET’ CENTRAL PARK SANCTUARY NOW OPEN EVERY DAY

A nature sanctuary that had been completely closed for decades is open every day this spring, according to the Central Park Conserv … Read the rest of this entry >>

TULIP FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKENDS

The West Side Community Garden on 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues will be holding its annual Tulip Festival … Read the rest of this entry >>

SPRING COLORS ARE BURSTING ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

Hey, at least all this rain is good for something. Mildred Alpern took these photos in the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

A YOUNG HOMELESS MAN’S DEATH IN RIVERSIDE PARK LEAVES A VOID; ‘I WISH I KNEW HIS NAME’

He was always there. The young homeless man in the maroon hoodie, always sitting bolt upright on a Riverside Park bench – sometimes at 75th Street, … Read the rest of this entry >>

RIVERSIDE PARK SWAMP LOOKING EXTRA SWAMPY

There's one heck of a pool of water in Riverside Park near the Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House at 107th Street, as seen in … Read the rest of this entry >>

BELVEDERE CASTLE IS DUE FOR AN UPGRADE, CONSERVANCY SAYS

Belvedere Castle, the iconic Central Park building just South of the Great Lawn, needs a renovation, according to the Central Park Conservancy. The ca … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY RELEASES ‘SUMMER ON THE HUDSON’ EVENTS STARTING IN MAY

It's still frigid outside, but the city has released its list of free spring and summer events in Riverside Park, including yoga, zumba, tai chi and dance for sen … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL ARTIST BUILDS A SNOW HUT IN RIVERSIDE PARK

Local artist Greg Powell, who usually works with a camera or a paintbrush, found a new medium last week: snow. This most recent storm was particularly goo … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO IMAGES THAT SHOW WHY IT’S TOO COLD TO DO ANYTHING AT ALL

It's been awful cold in the past few days and it doesn't figure to let up for at least a week. Mildred Alpern took these photos … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: BLIZZARD OF THE CENTURY TURNS INTO NASTY SLEET-STORM

Tuesday's snowstorm wasn't all it was cracked up to be -- less than a foot of wind-driven sleet rather than two feet of cold dry powder. That didn't stop … Read the rest of this entry >>

A SNOWY MARCH MORNING

The city got a dusting Friday morning that then started to accumulate more qui … Read the rest of this entry >>

CHERRY BLOSSOMS BLOOM IN RIVERSIDE PARK

One tree in Riverside Park is already in the swing of spring, and it's still February! Mildred Alpern got some great shots of the cherry blos … Read the rest of this entry >>

POLICE OFFICERS RESCUE HAWK IN RIVERSIDE PARK

Officers from the 20th precinct and an NYPD special ops team rescued an injured hawk in Riverside Park around 79th Street on Sunday. Helen M … Read the rest of this entry >>

CREWS FIGHT CURRENTS TO FIX HOLE IN ELECTRICAL CABLE UNDER HUDSON RIVER

A rupture in an underwater electrical cable has kept workers in the Hudson River busy for months. Divers and crane operators are curr … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY CUTS TENNIS PERMIT FEES IN HALF, ALLOWS ONLINE SIGN-UPS

The city is cutting fees for tennis permits to $100 from $200, and allowing first-time permit-holders to sign up online. The reduction comes … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: IT’S A SNOW DAY, AND AIN’T IT GRAND!

A snowstorm is expected to dump 10 to 14 inches on the city Thursday, and the city has closed public schools. As always, Upper West Sider … Read the rest of this entry >>

A MESSAGE FROM THE GREENMARKET: BRING US YOUR COMPOST!

Bring your compost to the greenmarket, and you too can help save the w … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK’S WINTER JAM WILL BE MORE LIKE SPRING JAM THIS YEAR; SHUFFLEBOARD?

Due to the fact that New York's climate these days is essentially equivalent to Maryland's climate 25 years ago, Winter Jam won't be very wintry this … Read the rest of this entry >>

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