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 >>

IT’S A MIRACLE! EVERYBODY’S SATISFIED WITH REVISED RIVERSIDE PARK SKATEPARK DESIGN (EXCEPT ONE GUY)

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The federal government may be gridlocked, but Community Board 7 is working just fine. Everyone present at Monday night’s Parks & Environment Committee meeting, incl … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS RETURNING TO LINCOLN SQUARE; CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE

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Starting next month, you can grab a bite every Wednesday and head over to Richard Tucker Park, at Broadway and 66th Street for free lunchtime concerts … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE CUTEST LITTLE PARK IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS GETTING RECONSTRUCTED

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Septuagesimo Uno, a teeny-tiny park on 71st street between Amsterdam and West End Avenue, is being reconstructed to ad … Read the rest of this entry >>

DESIGN OF NEW RIVERSIDE PARK SKATEPARK NOT YET ‘CONCRETE’; CHANCE TO WEIGH IN AT JUNE 27 MEETING

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It seemed like a done deal. The plans for a new skatepark replacing the 20-year-old one at Riverside Park and West 108th street had s … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCALS EMBRACE TANGO, AND EACH OTHER, AT SUMMERTIME MILONGAS

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Don’t talk to strangers; dance with them. This Argentinean adage finds plenty of adherents at free, outdoor milongas (tango gatherings) happening around the UWS this su … Read the rest of this entry >>

SECOND DAY OF SUMMER PHOTOS: DIVINE LIGHT, PATIO FURNITURE ACCIDENT, MINI-MANHATTANHENGE

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Tuesday was quite photogenic. Check out some compelling photos from around the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

AFTER CENSORSHIP CONTROVERSY, CITY WILL ALLOW NOOSE SCULPTURE IN RIVERSIDE PARK

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It took ten minutes for civil rights attorney Norman Siegel and Alessandro Olivieri, General Counsel at the NYC Parks Department, to … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO MAJESTIC TREES OUTSIDE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM GET SAVED FROM THE AXE

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The Museum of Natural History announced on Thursday that it's figured out a way to save two large trees that were initially slated to be removed to mak … Read the rest of this entry >>

RAVENS WIN WEST SIDE LITTLE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN A NAIL-BITER

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Early Sunday morning, in Riverside Park at 103rd, the West Side Little League championship game was held for the 12 & under divi … Read the rest of this entry >>

SKATEBOARDERS CALL NEW RIVERSIDE SKATEPARK PLAN ‘WEAK’ AND ‘EXCLUSIONARY’

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While the architect for an updated skateboarding park inside Riverside Park at 108th street says the design is a major improvement, some skateboa … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘TWAS A FINE RAINBOW

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One hell of storm on Sunday led to one hell of a rai … Read the rest of this entry >>

FRENCH EMBASSY TO PUT ON OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE ‘SUMMER IN PARIS’

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If you can't afford a ticket to Paris this summer, the French embassy is offering the next best thing: a free film festival celebrating the City of L … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK EXPANDS HOURS FOR SPECIALLY PRESERVED NATURE SANCTUARY

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The Hallett Nature Sanctuary, a four acre parcel in the Southeast portion of Central Park that was closed to the public for decades, now has expanded visiting ho … Read the rest of this entry >>

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK SEASON OPENS TUESDAY NIGHT WITH SPECIAL TWIST

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Tuesday marks the first night of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, and this year's production of Taming of the Shre … Read the rest of this entry >>

CATHEDRALHENGE GETS A SPECIAL GUEST

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Cathedralhenge is the special phenomenon when the rising sun crosses in front of the archangel Gabriel at the top of the Cathedral of St. John the D … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY ACCUSED OF CENSORING ‘NOOSE’ SCULPTURE CREATED FOR RIVERSIDE PARK EXHIBIT

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An artist who created a sculpture for a city-sponsored program in Riverside Park South says the parks department is now forcing him to censor his … Read the rest of this entry >>

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