The Ice-Man Sculpteth

A shout-out goes to Phil from the Central Park Conservancy who smashed the icy walkways in Central Park's North Woods last week, allowing people to enjoy the area without slip … Read the rest of this entry >>

Amid the Pandemic, Neighbors Bonded and a Block Association Was Born; You Can Do It Too

Often, the Upper West Side can feel like a small town within a large city. And there are certain blocks within the Upper West Side, that seem to resemble even smaller vill … Read the rest of this entry >>

Billy the ‘Hawk Man’ of Riverside Park Dies; Family Raising Money for a Bench Plaque in His Honor

Bill Healey, who lived on West 76th Street, died in January, leaving a void in the park next to where he lived. Healey was a constant presence in Riverside Park -- a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Columbus Statue Still Getting Round-the-Clock Police Protection

On a rainy Thursday morning several months ago in June the police arrived at Columbus circle and they have not left … Read the rest of this entry >>

Artist Creates Delightful Polar Bear Snow Sculptures that also Highlight Climate Change

Artist Heide Hatry has been making snow sculptures in Central Park that have caught the eye of many Upper West Si … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Rescue Hawk from West Side Highway, Name it ‘Lucky’

Hawks are known for their majesty and grace, but one injured hawk was in a place without either of those things on Tuesday morning -- on the g … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park’s Snowy Owl Drawing Huge Crowds, Even Celebrities

Central Park's Snowy Owl is the hottest attraction in the city right now. The bird is drawing crowds of more than 100 even when temperatures have f … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Coyote Spotted; Is It Our Old Friend or a New One?

A coyote was spotted several times last year in Central Park, and even became something of a muse during the early days of the pandemic. On Saturday night, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Chariots and 58 Painted Horses; Central Park Carousel Seeks A New Concessionaire

Here’s a chance for a change of career and childhood fantasy rolled into one: run the Carousel in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: New York is the City That Never Thaws

Winter ain't going anywhere, and some New Yorkers are embracing it fully. Jonathan and Dorota Cooper and their son built this homage to the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Snow Photos That Will Creep You Out or Warm Your Heart

Give creative people some time and a malleable material, and things sometimes get w … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘SUPing’ on The Hudson; We Don’t Mean Dining, But You Definitely Must Dress!

On a cold winter day you might have spotted a lone person paddling on a board on the Hudson River. It is Upper West Side res … Read the rest of this entry >>

Snowstorm Enters Top-16 in Recorded History; Here’s How to See If Your Block Was Plowed

The storm that hit the city on Sunday and Monday had amassed 18.3 inches of snow in Central Park as of 7 p.m., and it was still g … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cherry Walk in Riverside Park Reopens After Extended Closure

The Cherry Walk section of Riverside Park from 100th to 125th Street has reopened after being closed since late September. The area had … Read the rest of this entry >>

Floral Heart Placed in Central Park to Remember Covid Victims

It has been difficult to memorialize people who died from Covid-19, in part because of the restrictions on gathe … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Done’ Graffiti Sprayed Throughout Riverside Park, Even on a Tree

Graffiti scrawls of “Done” and “Done with Life” have increasingly appeared in Riverside Park over the past few … Read the rest of this entry >>

Trump Sign Defaced Again With ‘Final Days’ Message

It’s happened again. The Donald J. Trump highway beautification sign, located just before the West 79th Street exit on the West Side Hi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gargantuan Snowman With Teal Scarf Refuses to Melt

An extremely tall snowman is standing sentry in the middle of Central Park around West 70th Street, resisting the gradual melt-off that's taken hold throu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Snow Was What We Needed

The snow did not disappoint on Thursday, and Upper West Siders sent in some good shots. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sledding Spots In Central Park, Riverside Park and Morningside Park

The first major snowstorm of the year is sticking, and that means that local hills could be sufficiently covered on Thursday for some solid sled … Read the rest of this entry >>