SEE 3 OLD PHOTOS OF CENTRAL PARK ON ITS 164TH BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday Central Park! On this day in 1853, the state legislature voted to set aside 750 acres for the park. It would be several years b … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW PROJECT LETS LOCAL STATUES ‘TALK’

A new project tries to answer the question: "What would statues say if they could talk?" Several statues on the Upper West Side now have signs … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS: TRIATHLETES SPEED THROUGH CENTRAL PARK IN THEIR UNDERWEAR

Hundreds of triathletes prepared for Sunday's big race by running 1.7 miles through Central Park on Friday -- in their under … Read the rest of this entry >>

WOMAN PUNCHED AND ROBBED WHILE RUNNING IN CENTRAL PARK EARLY IN THE MORNING

A 45-year-old woman was robbed at 66th street and Central Drive around 5 a.m. Monday, police … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE RIVERSIDE PARK MOVIES ARE BACK; SEE THE SCHEDULE AND HEAD TO THE PIER!

Riverside Park's free movies at Pier I at 70th Street are back and will be running every Wednesday through August 16. The m … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTOS OF THE DAY: A SUN SHOWER AND DOUBLE RAINBOW

A rainstorm on Saturday led to an awesome double rai … Read the rest of this entry >>

ASSESSING THE DAMAGE: STORM DESTROYED 20 TREES IN CENTRAL PARK AND MORE ELSEWHERE

Monday's brief but ferocious thunderstorm tore through the neighborhood, bringing down trees and sections of buildings. In Central Park … Read the rest of this entry >>

OUTDOOR SCREENING: THE AMAZING STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO CARES FOR RIVERSIDE PARK’S CATS

There are few events capable of evoking a deeper Upper West Side vibe than an outdoor Riverside Park screening of a documentary film … Read the rest of this entry >>

SNAPPING TURTLES ARE ON THE MOVE AND LAYING EGGS IN CENTRAL PARK; WHAT TO DO IF YOU SEE ONE

It's egg-laying season for snapping turtles, and people have been seeing them walking around Central Park, sometimes in unexpected pl … Read the rest of this entry >>

TEAR DOWN THOSE FENCES! SECTION OF PARK AROUND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY TO BE OPENED UP

The American Museum of Natural History's expansion project includes a plan to open up areas around the museum that are currently fence … Read the rest of this entry >>

MASSIVE DEAD FISH SEEN IN HUDSON MAY BE ICONIC ENDANGERED SPECIES

The fish shown above was seen in the Hudson River near 96th Street on Tuesday morning. It appears to be a sturgeon, a fish that's been m … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEED THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS TO DOGS FOUND IN RIVERSIDE PARK

Foxtails are innocuous looking weeds, but they can be dangerous to dogs that sniff or step on them, and one reader says she's … Read the rest of this entry >>

SATURDAY: RACE WILL FORCE CLOSURES ON CENTRAL PARK WEST AND IN THE PARK

Much of Central Park West will be closed on Saturday morning and sections of Central Park will also be inaccessible, as the NYRR holds its Mini 10K … Read the rest of this entry >>

SATURDAY: A LITERARY FESTIVAL IN RIVERSIDE PARK

A literary festival is coming to Riverside Park on Saturday, allowing you to bask in the sun while learning and improving your wri … Read the rest of this entry >>

ANOTHER BIRD RENTS OUT SPACE IN A SIGN ON BROADWAY

It's springtime and the birds are doing their thing. And increasingly, they're doing their thing inside signs with the letter O on Broa … Read the rest of this entry >>

PEREGRINE FALCON LANDS ON EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHER’S FIRE ESCAPE

"The Peregrine Falcon has made an appearance and I happened to be ready with a telephoto lens," wrote Jake Sigal. "The falcon land … Read the rest of this entry >>

4 FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES START THIS MONTH

There are several outdoor concert series that will start soon on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: NY PHILHARMONIC’S CENTRAL PARK CONCERT HAS A COOL NEW TWIST

The New York Philharmonic will continue its popular concert in the parks series this summer, staging its Central Park conce … Read the rest of this entry >>

CENTRAL PARK SCENE: SAILORS AND THE GONDOLIER

Our nation's sailors got to relax a little during Fleet Week, and see what it's like to travel the old-fashioned … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS URGE RESTAURANTS: ‘SAVE YOUR OYSTERS, SAVE THE HUDSON (AND SAVE MONEY ON TAXES)!’

Students from West End Secondary School (WESS), a public middle school at 227 West 61st Street, went to the State Capitol this … Read the rest of this entry >>

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