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 >>

Toxic Algae Found in Two Central Park Waterways

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has found toxic algae in the Harlem Meer and the Lake in Central Park, according to lab samples taken this m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo & Video of the Weekend: Hundreds of Jet Skiers ‘Invade’ the Hudson

The Strong Island Jet Skis group held an "NYC Invasion" on Saturday on the waterways around New York. At one point they b … Read the rest of this entry >>

3 Must-See Free Concerts: Bowie Tribute Concert, Naumberg Bandhsell, Philharmonic in the Park

There are lost of great local events on our calendar, but we wanted to highlight a few special ones coming up in the next week or so … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? 103rd Street!

The bard sure is busy. There are multiple Shakespeares in the Park these days. Starting Tuesday, New York Classical Theatre … Read the rest of this entry >>

Teddy Roosevelt Park Lawns Opened to Public

Two lush green lawns around the Museum of Natural History that were closed to the public for years are now open for part of th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wednesday: Welcome Summer with Food, Music and Joan of Arc

The Joan of Arc Statue Committee and the Riverside Park Conservancy are holding a summer kickoff event at the statue on 93rd Street and Riverside Drive on Wedne … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattanhenge Set for Tuesday and Wednesday

All New Yorkers know that the earth (and probably even the sun) revolves around us, and this week the sun and the Manhattan street … Read the rest of this entry >>