CB7 Pushes Back On Plans To Close Cherry Walk For Hurricane Sandy Repairs

Community Board 7 is pushing back on possible plans to temporarily close Cherry Walk, a section of Riverside Park and a major thoroughfare for cyclists along the Hudson River Gree … Read the rest of this entry >>

Petition Says New Central Park Pool and Ice Rink Will be Too Small, Asks City to Reconsider

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging the city to rethink a redesign of the Lasker Pool and rink in the northern section of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wayward Chicken Rescued from Riverside Park, Sent to Sanctuary

A chicken that crossed the road to Riverside Park last month is off to a more hospitable home, the Wild Bird Fund said on Satu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Morningside Park Turnaround Plan Includes New Lights and Beefed-Up Police Patrols, Along With Support for Kids

New lights. New cameras. More patrols. These are some of the safety improvements in and around Morningside Park that have been implemented foll … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Coyote ‘Acted Like a Puppy’ In Late-Night Encounter

The Central Park coyote, first identified on West Side Rag in November, has been getting a lot of press lately after the NYPD warned people this week to steer clear of the wild an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Longing for Snow? The City Made Some in Central Park and Will Be Grooming It on Friday

Winter Jam, an annual winter sports event in Central Park, is coming back this Saturday, and the city brought out all the big guns fo … Read the rest of this entry >>

After Eight-Year Effort, Bull Moose Dog Run Will be Ready by July, Parks Department Says

The renovation of the Bull Moose Dog Run is underway and on schedule — really, according to the Parks Depart … Read the rest of this entry >>

Coyote(s) Now Being Spotted on a ‘Weekly’ Basis in Central Park, as City to Hold Coyote Coexisting Workshop

Coyotes have visited the Upper West Side on and off in recent years, but there's been an apparent uptick in reported sightings in the past few mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Chicken Roams Around Riverside Park, Watches Dogs

A chicken was seen clambering on the rocks around 84th street inside Riverside Park on Monday morning. The chicken did not appear to be with an owner, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bald Eagle Faces Off With Hawk, As Gawkers Look On

An eagle that has recently been spending time in Riverside Park flew to a tree on 110th Street in Riverside Park on Thursday, and was soon joined by compa … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Dumping Too Much Salt Ahead of Snowstorms, Local Committee Complains

Community Board 7 is concerned about the large amount of salt that the city appears to be spreading throughout the neighborhood whenever there's a forecast for … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: A Peaceful Snow Day

Finally, we got the decent snowfall we've been waiting for on Saturday, and some Upper West Siders got good s … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board 7 Asks City to Improve Crosstown Bike Routes Following Cyclist’s Death

The community came together to discuss opportunities for safer crosstown pedestrian and cyclist routes through Central Park during a January joint me … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Commander Cites ‘Disturbing’ Rise in Crimes in Central Park by Young People

An increase in thefts and robberies led to a 33% jump in overall major crimes in Central Park last year, and many of those crimes appear to have been committed by young people, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community, Police Voice Concerns About ‘Homeless Encampment’ on 73rd Street and Broadway

Local residents and NYPD representatives are speaking out about a group of people camping out on the street at 73rd Street and Broad … Read the rest of this entry >>

Northeast Corner of Central Park Will Change Dramatically, New Renderings Show

The Central Park Conservancy released new renderings of its $150 million plan to redesign the northwest corner of the park, including the pool and ice sk … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Planning $90 Million Project to Expand Boat Docks Near 79th So More People Can Live There

The city is planning to fix and expand the 79th Street Boat Basin, where dozens of Upper West Siders live on boats docked in the river. The project will allow for the popul … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hawk Keeps Coming Back to the Same Central Park West Porch

A hawk keeps coming back to Jennifer Johnston Stern's porch on 97th Street and Central Park West, just casually hanging out on the wooden railin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Coyote Spotted Again in the Same Section of Central Park, But ‘This Time It Came Closer’

Terry Meehan is a little “unnerved” after his second encounter with what he believes is the same coyote he saw about a mont … Read the rest of this entry >>

Year’s End Column: A Bird’s-Eye View of ‘The Golden City’ from a Lucky Terrace

Several days ago, the world, as viewed from my West 80s terrace, disappeared, wiped away by a fierce snow s … Read the rest of this entry >>