Joan of Arc Statue Getting Fancier Digs

Six hundred years after the real Joan of Arc was born, the area around her statue in Riverside Park is getting an upg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fitness Equipment and New Basketball Court Coming to Riverside Park

An asphalt slab in Riverside Park will get some new equipment and a basketball court, the city parks department said this … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Outlines Plans to Open More of Teddy Roosevelt Park to the Public

The city is looking to open up some of Theodore Roosevelt Park's fenced off lawn areas, and has been studying the options for the past few mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Could a Floating Pool Bring Swimmers Back to the City’s Rivers?

Manhattan is surrounded by water—but for nearly 80 years, residents have been dissuaded from swimming in it. In 2010, four fr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: A Guy in Shorts and More Snow Photos

Photo by Howard Freeman of Joy Brown's sculptures in the Broadway me … Read the rest of this entry >>

Stone-Balancer Keeps Building, Even as People Keep Toppling His Creations

Uliks Gryka, the Albanian immigrant who has been building carefully balanced stone sculptures along the Hudson River since this summer, recently cr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video: Across the Meer, A Christmas Tree Appears

Robyn Roth-Moise was on hand Thursday night to watch the lighting of the Central Park Christmas Tree at the Harlem Meer toward … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo Gallery: Happy 700-Pound Monsters Come to Life

The annual balloon inflation has been an Upper West Side Thanksgiving Eve ritual since at least the 1970s. On Wednesday afte … Read the rest of this entry >>

Thanksgiving Parade Preview: Viewing Tips, Route Map and ‘Vapor Wake’ Dogs

As many as 1 million people are expected to show up on the route for this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day P … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bull Moose Dog Run Renovation Gets the OK to Move Forward

The renovation of the Bull Moose Dog Run next to the Museum of Natural History was approved by Community Board 7 on Wednesday night, as the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Majestic Bird on a Railing

A hawk stopped by Karen Luerssen's porch at Lincoln Towers on Wednesday, and spent some time surveying the area, she … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Top Spots To See Central Park Foliage

It's the peak of the leaf-peeping season, or maybe a little past the peak, so you better see it now before the bitter winter set … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Will Get Its First Monument to Historical Women

The Parks Department will announce on Monday that it's committed to putting up a monument to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, two pio … Read the rest of this entry >>

Watch for Fireworks and Street Closures On Marathon Weekend

It's marathon weekend, and the area around Central Park will be buzzing with runners and their friends and families. It's always fun to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bull Moose Dog Run Up for Renovation; Special Focus on ‘Ponds’ and Small Dogs

A popular dog run is expected to get an upgrade that will keep massive puddles from forming when it rains, and create a new protected area for small … Read the rest of this entry >>

Saturday: Central Park to Celebrate 50 Years of Public Art With Festival

The city is putting on a free festival in Central Park on Saturday to celebrate 50 years of public art, holding performances and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Locals ‘Appalled’ As Man Feeds Raccoons By Hand on Central Park West

Since our story on the raccoon that climbed eight stories into a child's bedroom last week, Upper West Siders have reached out to tell their own raccoon ta … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tavern on the Green Parking Lot to be Transformed Into…Something

The parking lot attached to Tavern on the Green will soon be transformed into some other more park-like purpose, according t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Another Artist Starts Placing Whimsical Sculptures Along the Hudson

An artist has been transforming everyday objects into whimsical sculptures in Fort Washington Park along the Hudson … Read the rest of this entry >>

Don’t Eat The Random Melons Growing In The Middle Of Amsterdam Avenue

Some random melons are growing in the pedestrian median next to the bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue at 104th St … Read the rest of this entry >>