Upper West Side Corn Gardener Figures Out the Trick to Growing Ears in A Sidewalk Plot: ‘Lord Be Praised’

The corn growing in a plant bed on 101st Street started as an experiment by local resident Racey Gilbert, who may be a resident of the concrete j … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bull Moose Dog Run Is Dry Again; No Problem With Renovations, Parks Says

The “flooding issue” that beset the Bull Moose Dog Run, beside the Museum of Natural History, last Friday has been resolved, while the run remained … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park Opens New Basketball Courts and Bathrooms

Riverside Park has completed work on a new basketball in the park at 102nd Street, alongside a field house with new bathrooms … Read the rest of this entry >>

Newly Renovated Bull Moose Dog Run Floods, But Remains Open

Jill Weinberg couldn’t believe it when she and her dog Ellie arrived at the Bull Moose Dog Run, next to the Museum of Natural History at 81st S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Check Out the New Riverside Park Skate Park in Action

Young people are already flocking to the new skate park at 108th Street inside Riverside Park to ride rails and all sorts of other features. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

Amusement Park in Central Park May Shut Down for Good

Victorian Gardens, the amusement park that sets up inside Wollman Rink every summer, will not be able to open this year and may have to cease operations ent … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Riverside Skate Park Opens ‘Street’ Section as Construction Continues on Pool-Style Bowl

The Riverside Park Conservancy said this week that the steps, rails and low ramps at its new skate park on 108th Street are open. The skate … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Branch Hits Waitress, Monumental Change in Central Park…and Farming?

August 10, 2020 Weather: Rain expected in the evening, with a high of 93 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

West Side Community Garden Reopens with New Rules

The West Side Community Garden on 89th between Columbus and Amsterdam, which was closed since early in the pandemic, has reopened to the pu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Trees Start Falling on UWS as Storm Rushes In, and City Warns of More Damage to Come (Updated)

Winds have been picking up on Tuesday afternoon as Tropical Storm Isaias hits the East Coast, and they're starting to do damage in the neighbor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Corn Growing in Random Plant Bed on West 101st Street

Backyard gardens have long flourished on the Upper West Side, growing small sprigs of basil, mint and other things to put in your mojito. We … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Upper West Siders Commune with Turtles, Cats and Each Other

Edith Tyson has been out and about in the neighborhood lately, snapping pictures of Upper West Siders enjoying Central Park and other areas. Here are some she sen … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bull Moose Dog Run is Open: ‘It’s Lovely’

Without the fanfare it is due, the Bull Moose Dog Run, next to the Museum of Natural History at West 81st Street, opened its brand-new g … Read the rest of this entry >>

Artist Who Had Planned Soho Opening Moves it To Riverside Park Because of the Pandemic (Update: Postponed)

Artist Michael Stewart will be showing an art project in Riverside Park on Friday after he was forced to relocate it from down … Read the rest of this entry >>

Incredible ‘Flower Flash’ Fills Trash Can at 78th Street and West End Avenue, And Quickly Disappears

Ellen Joy snapped the photo above of a "flower flash" created by florist Lewis Miller Designs on 78th Street and West End Av … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Zoo Reopens as NYC Enters Modified Phase 4; Cuomo Threatens Rollback If Compliance Doesn’t Improve

“Something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo” ...well, maybe not all; the indoor attractions remain closed at the Central Park Zoo about w … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Local Podcast Finds Its Voice in Troubled Times, and Will Pass the Mic to the Community

Forty years ago, Upper West Siders Rebecca McKean and Alan Winson became partners in marriage. One hundred episodes ago, they b … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Debates How to Help Restaurants Handle Outdoor Dining and Stay Safe, But Comes to Few Conclusions

At the Community Board 7 Business and Consumer Issues Committee meeting on July 8, the committee discussed the current safety hazards posed to communities by resta … Read the rest of this entry >>

Budget Cuts Make Rangers an Endangered Species in City Parks

As calls to “defund the police” hit a fever pitch last month, the city’s Urban Park Rangers — unarmed peace officers who focus on education — suffered a far greater workforce cut than the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hudson River Fish Die-Off Was Exacerbated by Climate Change, Scientist Says

It was hard to bear: the sight of hundreds, maybe, thousands, of dead fish floating in the Hudson River for the past week, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

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