A Startling New Sight In Central Park: Hospital Tents

Hospital tents began going up in the East Meadow of Central Park on Sunday, as a volunteer group working with Mount Sinai gets ready to open an overflow hospital in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Clap Because You Care Tonight and Every Night at 7 PM; Global Movement Reaches New York City

Neighboring Westsiders, for you who are still in town, tonight at 7 p.m. and all nights going forward are your chance to pay back some moral sup … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Staying Fit and Limber in the Lockdown

The gyms are closed, and running in high-traffic areas can feel too close for comfort. So West Siders are finding other ways to get sw … Read the rest of this entry >>

Kids Leave a Message for the Spring They Will Miss

Some young people posted the poem above to a fence at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument at 89th Street just inside Riverside Park. I … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Overheard Conversation On a Dog-Walk Leads to Fear, Worry and ‘A Side of Outrage’

Small actions today can have large consequences over the next two weeks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading epidemiologist, said on Face the Nation, “if it … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park’s Decision to Open Sheep Meadow and Other Lawns Early Starts Debate on Safety

Normally, a decision by Central Park to open Sheep Meadow, the sweeping lawn around 67th Street inside the park, would be met with cheers. Bu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Exercising in the No-Touching Age; Soccer Lessons Go Online-Only and ‘Six Feet Apart’ Workouts Start in Central Park

From running clubs to youth soccer teams, exercising is often a group activity in New York City. Not anymore. People who coach sports, or wo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board 7 Approves Skate Park Naming After Local Skateboarding Pioneer Andy Kessler

Community Board 7, elected officials, and the skating community came together to support the naming of a renovated skate park in Riverside Park after beloved skateboarder Andy Kes … Read the rest of this entry >>

Carriage Horse Dies in Central Park, Prompting Call for New Laws

A carriage horse died after stumbling and falling in Central Park on Saturday, prompting new calls from animal activists for laws to protect the ho … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rangers Search for Rare Duck Gagging on Plastic Ring in Central Park

A rare duck known as a common merganser was spotted last week in Central Park with a plastic ring in its mouth that was keeping the duck from ea … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>