Rat Academy Is Coming; Learn How to Control the Scourge!

Are you walking the sidewalks of the neighborhood a little more nervously since we reported last month that a “Rat-pocalypse” has hit the city, particul … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum of Natural History Breaks Ground for New Gilder Center; ‘Here We Go, Bravo, and Thank You’

It had the feel of a party, and everyone looked great. The mood was buoyant; people greeted each other warmly; cries of “Hi, haven't seen you in ages” floated abov … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park Is Undergoing Big Changes; We Asked the Conservancy’s Boss All the Questions

Central Park may get the headlines, and the Mandarin Duck, but Riverside Park is the neighborhood's hidden gem. It's the spot to f … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wednesday: New York Philharmonic Will Hold Free Central Park Concert

The New York Philharmonic will hold its annual concert on the Great Lawn on Wednesday, featuring several composi … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Sisyphus Stones Are Back, With More Poetry Too

Artist Uliks Gryka took a break from placing carefully balanced stones in Riverside Park over looking the Hudson River last year, but he's back … Read the rest of this entry >>

Win Two $250 Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park in WSR’s Short Essay Contest

If William Shakespeare had set his romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, on the Upper West Side, he would probably have called it Much Ado About Everything. … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cheech, Chong and 4 Other Goats Sent Home in First Round of Layoffs

The herd is thinning. Six goats from the 24-goat herd that's been chomping weeds in Riverside Park since May 21st have been sent back to Rhin … Read the rest of this entry >>

3 Anglers Explain the Joys of Fishing in the Hudson; How to Bait, Catch, and Even (Yes!) Eat Them

Stroll the Hudson River pier at 70th Street most any day and you'll spot fishermen trying their … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Oscar Wilde Classic Gets a New Twist in Free Central Park Production

“When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people,” says the main character in the first act of Oscar Wilde’s classic sa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park Herd Will Be Thinned as They Gobble the Hill of Weeds; Who Will Win the Game of Goats?

After a boisterous welcoming party on Tuesday, the work began for 24 Hudson Valley goats trucked to New York … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Students Are Selfless About Shellfish; They’re Pushing a Bill in Albany Because ‘Oysters Have So Much Power!’

Whether you delight in slurping down a dozen briny beauties or refuse to ingest bivalve mollusks, oysters deserve your attention. Turns out, oysters are aquatic superhero … Read the rest of this entry >>

Goats Stampede Into Riverside Park to Howls of Delight From Nature-Deprived Cityfolk

Pamplona has the running of the bulls; the Upper West Side has the running of the goats! Twenty-four goats from the Hudson Valley … Read the rest of this entry >>

The 24 Riverside Park Goats Are Becoming Famous, and Have Now Been Profiled By The New Yorker

Twenty-four goats are set to arrive in Riverside Park on Tuesday, and already they've caused enough of a stir to make it … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: A Monstrous Creature Coasts Up the Hudson

Sarah B. Roberts caught site of a massive pink object being pushed up the Hudson River by what looks like a tug boat on Mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: Artist Nicolas Holiber on Building ‘Birds on Broadway’

It's late on a brisk Wednesday evening in May and an eight-foot-tall Double-Crested Cormorant is making its way across the interse … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Special Central Park Playground Gets a Multi-Million Dollar Update, With Extra Attention to the Hippos

The hippos are here to stay. After a comprehensive effort, including almost a year of construction, Central Park’s Safari Playg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Summer on the Hudson Offers Free Concerts, Outdoor Workouts and Kids Activities

Upper West Siders should never neglect to count their blessings, which include not just one, but both of New York City’s most beautiful p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Goat Welcoming Ceremony Planned; Come One, Come All!

Twenty-four goats are coming to Riverside Park this summer to eat our weeds, and the parks conservancy is planning to welcome them at their arr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Watch Free Outdoor Screenings of Spider-Verse and Green Book This Month; Free Popcorn Too!

City Council Member Helen Rosenthal is sponsoring movie screenings in local playgrounds this m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Goats Will Graze All Summer in Riverside Park

Riverside Park will get extra wild later this month, when a herd of goats arrive for a kind of summer intern … Read the rest of this entry >>