After an Official Warning, A Dog Longs for an Off-Leash Romp

“Why are you keeping me on the leash? Hey! Wake up! This is the spot where you always let me off. We avoided the maniac cyclists. We’re safe now. I’m not movin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Raccoon Distemper Deaths Climb; Did They Get it from Unvaccinated Dogs?

The number of raccoons found dead or dying of canine distemper in Central Park has risen to 69, up from 26 just two weeks … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYC Parks Celebrates “Pooper Scooper” Law Anniversary with 1,000 Canine Waste Bag Dispensers

It’s the 40th anniversary of NYC’s “Pooper Scooper” law, which mandates that New Yorkers pick up after their pups. To honor the glorious occasion, NYC … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Gets Flower Flashed With Huge Garbage Can Bouquet

A huge floral bouquet magically appeared Thursday morning, plunked into a trash can on the southwest corner of 73rd Street and West End Avenue, delighting passersby who wondered:  What? … Read the rest of this entry >>

Outdoor Movie Nights: Five Local Spots Showing Free Films in August

Put on the bug spray and bring a picnic! The Upper West Side has lots of outdoor movies showing this m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: A Perfect Picnic Spot in Riverside Park, With Its Own Chandelier

A tree in Riverside Park has a fancy accoutrement: a chande … Read the rest of this entry >>

Veterinarian Raises Alarm By Saying Woman is ‘Stealing Dogs’ in Central Park

A local veterinarian's office sent out a notice to clients on Friday warning them that a woman is luring dogs away from their owners in Central Par … Read the rest of this entry >>

Who Needs Manhattanhenge, We’ve Got Cathedralhenge!

Yes, Manhattanhenge is cool. But Scott Matthews has found an even more exciting celestial phenomenon that's arguably much co … Read the rest of this entry >>

Van Bursts into Flames in Central Park

An electrical fire in a Central Park Conservancy van sent plumes of smoke into the air early Wednesday mor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Northern Section of Central Park and Public Pool to Get Major Redesign

The city and Central Park Conservancy have announced that they're planning to make substantial changes to the Lasker Pool and the surrounding … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Raccoons Dying from ‘Canine Distemper’ Virus

Canine distemper, a virus that can be deadly in animals, has recently been spreading among Central Park raccoons. Two have tested pos … Read the rest of this entry >>

Storms Wreak Havoc on Neighborhood Trees

A storm Wednesday night knocked down some neighborhood trees, including a massive old Elm on Riverside Drive and 116th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hip-Hop Legend RZA Kicks Off Lincoln Center’s Free Three-Week Festival

Lincoln Center puts on a wide-ranging festival every year for three weeks in late July and August, and this year's fest will start with a unique perform … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Public Art Coming to Riverside Park South

Viewfinding, a sculptural installation from Brooklyn-based artist Sarah E. Brook, will take over Riverside Park at 66th Street in Septembe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Swimmers Beached After Chemical Issue at Central Park Pool; Could Be Closed for Days

A large crowd of swimmers was turned away from Lasker Pool on Friday just as the temperature started to hit heat-wave levels. The pool, lo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park Floods in Brief Deluge; Some Playgrounds Closed

A brief but fierce rainstorm on Thursday afternoon caused wide-scale flooding in Riverside Park, with a highway off-ra … Read the rest of this entry >>

Look Up! Pride Fireworks to Launch on Sunday

There will be a fireworks display on Pier 97, which is in the Hudson River at 57th Street, at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday night as part of Gay Pride festivi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Watch Your Butts! Temps Hitting 145 Degrees on Central Park Benches

The recent heat wave is cooking the benches and other surfaces in Central Park. NBC took an infrared thermometer out to the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Players Say Public Riverside Park Tennis Courts are Monopolized for Private Lessons

A popular set of public tennis courts in Riverside Park has increasingly been monopolized by an enterprise operating expensive tennis lessons and clinics, le … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Central Park Adventure Day Features Zip Lining, Rock Climbing

The city is hosting a free day of adventure activities in Central Park on Saturday, with everything from rock climbing to paddleboarding to outdoor survival trai … Read the rest of this entry >>