Verdi Square, Once Known for Rats, Now Has a ‘Meadow’ and New Benches

Verdi Square on Broadway between 72nd and 73rd Streets has been known for lots of things over the past few decades, from heroin to rats. But a comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

59-Year-Old Man Stabbed Thursday Night in Riverside Park

A 59-year-old man was found with a stab wound in his neck in Riverside Park around 83rd Street on Thursday around 8:25 pm, police … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park’s ‘Monumental Women’ Receive Community Board Thumbs-Up After Historians Question Design

By now it isn’t news that there are 23 statues of historical figures in Central Park and not one of them is of a woman. (Alice, Mother Goose and Juliet are fictional.) Tha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Upper West Sider Will Unicycle 100 Miles Around Central Park on Saturday to Raise Money for Art

Upper West Sider John Stone plans to unicycle 100 miles around Central Park on Saturday to raise money for arts organization The Paper Bag Players, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Little Shop of Horrors: Is Toxic Jimsonweed Taking Over, Or Are We All Just Overreacting?

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of New York City being invaded by a toxic, hallucinogenic weed are greatly exaggerated, according to Crystal Howard, assistant commissioner, communications, NYC Parks … Read the rest of this entry >>

Before-and-After Riverside Park Photos Show That the Goats Didn’t Just Nap This Summer

Sometimes it seemed like the goats brought to Riverside Park this summer mostly spent their time napping. Maybe that's be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Plant Known for Hallucination Causes Consternation; City Chooses Remediation

The deadly hallucinogenic plant that flowered inside a concrete pedestrian island on 93rd Street and Columbus Avenue was ripped from its roots on M … Read the rest of this entry >>

Deadly Hallucinogenic Plant Blooming in Columbus Avenue Bike Lane Divider

If the line at Trader Joe’s doesn’t blow your mind, the plant across the street could—and kill you, if you ea … Read the rest of this entry >>

20th Precinct Combines Legwork and Technology to Locate Missing Tourist With Alzheimer’s

The first tweet was sent by the NYPD 20th Precinct at 2:11 p.m., Thur … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: A Sunset to Remember

Thursday night's sunset was a stunner, and Upper West Siders caught it from several an … Read the rest of this entry >>

As Goats Prepare to Leave, Sendoff Planned For Wednesday

The Riverside Park goats were leaf-chomping champions this summer, clearing a hill between 119th and 125th Street. But their city sojourn is about t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Long-Delayed Riverside Park South Playground and Plaza Expected to Open This Month, Without Bathroom Building

A playground and plaza expected to open a year ago in Riverside Park South should open in the next month, the parks department tell … Read the rest of this entry >>

E-bike Rider Dies After Colliding With Man In Central Park

A 43-year-old man who crashed into a 77-year-old pedestrian in Central Park on Monday afternoon has died from his injuries, according to po … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Try to Slow Bicyclists in Central Park After Four Crashes In Short Span

A series of bicycle crashes around 72nd Street inside Central Park brought out a large police presence on Monday, as one of the crashes left a cyclist in critical condi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Falling Tree Smashes Park Bench, Narrowly Misses Woman and Children

A large section of a tree fell in Riverside Park on Monday afternoon, smashing a bench underneath and nearly hitting a woman and two children, according to a wit … Read the rest of this entry >>

Toxic Algae That’s Harmful to Dogs Found in Central and Morningside Parks

Algae that can kill dogs if they eat or lick it has been found in sections of Central Park in recent weeks. Tests taken in the past two weeks have detected cyanobacteria, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Watch the Met Opera on Outdoor Screens at Lincoln Center This Week

All week, the Metropolitan Opera will be showing films of performances on a screen in Lincoln center's central plaza for its annual Live in HD fest … Read the rest of this entry >>

Floating Billboards Continue Even After Governor Signs Ban

Digital billboards floating on boats on the Hudson River have been broadcasting advertising for months. The governor signed a bill on Monday to ban the prac … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Amazing Shots of the British-U.S. Flyover

Red white and whoa! A joint Hudson River flyover with Royal Air Force and US Air Force planes cr … Read the rest of this entry >>

No Ruling at CPW Bike Lane Hearing; Now Awaiting Judge’s Decision and Possible ‘Intervenor’

The legal battle between the city and a Central Park West condominium over a bike lane being installed on the avenue conti … Read the rest of this entry >>

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