Community Board Roundup: Local Politicians Ready to Bring Change to DC and Albany, as Museum Fights ‘Scare Tactics’

Local politicians came to the Community Board 7 meeting on Tuesday to update people about their plans for the coming legislative sess … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum Gets Court Permission to Start Basic Site Work for New Building, With Limits; Both Sides Declare Victory

A state appeals court ruling on Friday gives the Museum of Natural History permission to do some basic work around the site of the planned Richard Gilder C … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Construction and Tree Removal for Museum of Natural History Addition

A state judge issued a temporary restraining order on Monday halting construction on the Museum of Natural History's Richard Gilder Center until i … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hearing on Challenge to Museum Expansion Hinges on a Single Letter

The Museum of Natural History is poised to start constructing the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation, a complex … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum of Natural History Closes Part of Surrounding Park for New Building as Opposition Heads to Court

Don’t try to enter Theodore Roosevelt Park from Columbus Avenue and 79th Street; that entrance was blockaded Thursday morning. And i … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lawns Surrounding Museum of Natural History to Be Opened to Public in Pilot Project

Two young women stood in the enough-already April chill, jiggling babies in snowsuits, about 30 degrees and a “range fence” between … Read the rest of this entry >>

Opponents File Suit to Block Museum Expansion Approval, Saying It Will Cause ‘Catastrophic Environmental Damage’

A nonprofit group opposing the Museum of Natural History's plans to build a new educational center on its campus has filed a lawsuit against the pr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum Wins Approval for Expansion, But Opposition Group Vows to Sue

The city approved the Museum of Natural History's plans to expand its campus, adding a new educational center and rerouting … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: A New Mother Laments the Loss of a Fairyland, and The Rise of ‘Infobytes’

For generations of New York City children the mineral and gem room at the American Museum of Natural History was better than a cardboard … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum Expansion Opponents Highlight Asbestos Risks, Push for Last-Minute Commenting Blitz

Opponents of the Museum of Natural History's expansion plans want people to voice their criticisms of the plan now, because time is running … Read the rest of this entry >>

Final Analysis Released for Museum of Natural History’s Expansion as Museum Commits to $100K Annual Park Investments

The Museum of Natural History is committing to be a more active steward of Teddy Roosevelt Park surrounding it as it prepares to e … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Museum of Natural History Exhibit Tests — and Enhances — Your Senses

Our Senses: An Immersive Experience is opening at the American Museum of Natural History on November 20th. The reactions of sixth gr … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Emotional Goodbye to the Hall of Gems; ‘A Lot of People Seemed to Be in Mourning for the Space’

For 40 years, the mineral and gem hall at the Museum of Natural History was a dark, calm refuge for families worn out from a day of yelling at dinos … Read the rest of this entry >>

Breaking: Teddy Roosevelt Statue Bloodied By Vandals

Vandals covered the Teddy Roosevelt statue at the front of the Central Park West entrance to the Museum of Natural History with red paint som … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum Kicks Off Gem Hall Renovation with 9,000 Pounds of Wow

The museum known for its towering dinosaurs now has a rock that would even impress T-Rex. Fourth graders from PS 87 att … Read the rest of this entry >>

Ralliers Call for Teddy Roosevelt Statue To Be Torn Down

A group of about 100 people rallied outside the Museum of Natural History on Monday to call for the city to remove the statue … Read the rest of this entry >>

Museum of Natural History to Update Exhibit That Has a ‘Sometimes Problematic’ Past

“I want to thank the people responsible for the work that is going to be done here with a prayer song blessing this colle … Read the rest of this entry >>

COUNCIL CHALLENGER SAYS POLL SHOWS LOCALS OPPOSE MUSEUM EXPANSION, BUT CHECK OUT THE QUESTIONS

A new poll from City Council challenger Dr. Cary Goodman claims to show that the majority of Upper West Siders are either un … Read the rest of this entry >>

3 PLACES TO WATCH THE ECLIPSE IN THE AREA, AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T HAVE SPECIAL GLASSES

Whether you're ready or not, the moon will blot out the sun on Monday afternoon. And it's better to be ready for that sort of thing, isn' … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY FILES BUILDING PERMITS, BUT IT’S NOT A DONE DEAL YET

The Museum of Natural History has filed building permits for its new education center, but that doesn't mean shovels are about to hit the gr … Read the rest of this entry >>

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