DRUG BUSTS AND OTHER CRIMES INCREASE IN CENTRAL PARK

It's not Washington Square Park, but Central Park has been known to attract people looking to achieve more than just a fresh-air high. So far this year the city has been cracking down on drug use at an increasing … Read the rest of this entry >>

RESTAURANT OPENINGS & CLOSINGS: DEAN’S PIZZERIA, INSOMNIA COOKIES, KRIK KRAK

Dean’s Pizzeria on 85th street off of Broadway closed its doors this weekend. The brick-oven spot was considered by some to be one of the best pizza spots on the Upper West Side. It made an old-school square pie and [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY SUDDENLY STARTS CHARGING FOR TOURS

After giving free tours for years, the Central Park Conservancy is now charging for many of them in order to raise money. The conservancy, a nonprofit organization that manages Central Park for the city and contributes about 85% of its [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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