Coyote Sighting Sparks ‘Amazement and Fear’

The Central Park coyote got a lot of attention this past winter, but hasn't been heard from much since. Until a few days … Read the rest of this entry >>

Kids Flock to the UWS for a Free Camp Centered Around Bicycling and Nutrition

A new free bike camp wrapped up their inaugural session on the Upper West Side last F … Read the rest of this entry >>

Waterline Square Park Hosting Nightly Olympics Viewing

Waterline Square Park between 59th and 61st Street near the Hudson River is hosting Olympics-viewing events for the next two … Read the rest of this entry >>

Delayed by the Pandemic, ‘Broadway Blooms’ Brings Outdoor Sculpture Back to the Broadway Malls

Although the official launch is not until August 2nd, sculptor Jon Isherwood’s exhibition of eight carved marble fl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wollman Rink’s New Prices Criticized By Local Leaders; ‘What Will a Hot Dog Cost’?

It was never a bargain to skate at Wollman Rink, the iconic ice skating rink at the southern end of Central Park. When the Trump Organization ran it — before i … Read the rest of this entry >>

Shakespearean Shakeup: Merry Wives Star Injured, and In-Person Standby Lines Are Back

The official press opening of The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Merry Wives has been postponed from July 27th to Augus … Read the rest of this entry >>

Western Fires are Causing Hazy Skies, Unhealthy Air in New York

A haze is hovering over the city, as seen in the photos above and below by Jeff French Segall, And meteorologists say it can be l … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Column: If I Produced NYC’s ‘Mega Concert’ Here’s Who Would Play

I started thinking, what if I could put on a ‘mega’ NYC reopening event -- eight iconic star … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cyclists to Be Detoured in Section of Riverside Park on Weeknights

Construction in Riverside Park South means cyclists will be diverted onto the pedestrian walkway next to the water starting on M … Read the rest of this entry >>

Goats Run to Glory In Front of Adoring Crowd

Country goats delighted the city crowd on Wednesday, as the second Running of the Goats took place in Riverside Park at 120th Street. Twenty … Read the rest of this entry >>

Shakespeare Returns to the West Side Community Garden

The West Side Community Garden is back in action, with free Shakespeare performances taking place starting this weekend. The g … Read the rest of this entry >>

Public ‘Running of the Goats’ Returns to Riverside Park Wednesday; Then They Feast

After a hiatus in 2020, goats are returning to Riverside Park this year to chomp their way through the park's underbrush. A ceremonial "Running of the Goats" … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pop-Up Neighborhood Sing-Along at Lincoln Center Plaza With The Young People’s Chorus

As the sun tops off a mostly gray day, a pop-up sing-along will enliven the neighborhood at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 11t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Triathlon Cancels Swimming Portion Because Hudson River Bacteria ‘9 Times Higher Than What is Deemed Safe’

Bacteria levels in the Hudson River were so high on Saturday that organizers of the triathlon canceled the swimming portion of the race on Su … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nine Local Community Gardens With Fascinating Backstories

“It is a treasure. I have had great conversations in a beautiful spac … Read the rest of this entry >>

Park Film Fest Starts Friday, July 9th, With a Twist

The French Embassy is sponsoring films in city parks this month, with the option to watch them in parks or at … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park’s Wollman Rink and Carousel Get New Operators After Trump Organization Pushed Out

The New York Parks Department has chosen new operators for Wollman Rink, months after the mayor said the Trump Organization could no longer operate the ri … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rejoice, Resplendent New York: Shakespeare in the Park Is Returning on July 6th — But No Line This Year, A Lottery!

“We all understand how precious what we do is and how easily it can be ripped away fro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Turtle Teaches Woman That Sometimes What Seems Stuck Is Not

Being stuck feels all kinds of terrible — you know it, you’ve been there. For much too … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Raccoons are Back Romping and Having Babies

There was a raccoon baby boom at the height of the pandemic, and for much of 2020 people enjoyed watchin … Read the rest of this entry >>