City Debates How to Change Central Park’s Traffic Signals to Smooth the Flow of Pedestrians and Cyclists

With cars having been banned from Central Park, the traffic signals that were placed there to manage traffic make less sense -- and may be m … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Tension Between Birdwatchers and Dogwalkers Was Simmering Even Before the #AmyCooper Incident

On May 25, a video taken by Chris Cooper went viral. Chris Cooper, who is Black, was out birding in the Ramble, in Central Park. Amy Cooper, who is White, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Board Wants More Enforcement of Cyclists Breaking Central Park Traffic Rules

Tuesday’s community board meeting also hosted debate surrounding a resolution addressing pedestrian safety and cyclist and vehicle activity in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Jogger Hit by Bicyclist Inside Central Park Near West 74th Street in ‘Critical But Stable Condition’ (Updated)

A bicyclist and a pedestrian collided Tuesday morning at 7:05 a.m. inside Central Park around West 74th Str … Read the rest of this entry >>

Orphaned Ducklings Learning to be Ducks in UWS Apartment

The five Mallard ducklings who lost their mother in a snapping turtle attack last Wednesday in the pool at the northwest corner of Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

White Woman Called Police on Black Birdwatcher in Central Park, ‘Weaponizing White Fragility’

A confrontation in the Ramble in Central Park between a white woman walking her dog and a black man watching birds became the hottest topic on social media over the past … Read the rest of this entry >>

Snapping Turtle Attack Leads to Duckling Rescue Effort in Central Park (Update: Ducklings Saved!)

On Tuesday, local birders shared reports of an adorable mallard duck family swimming around the Central Park Pool, a pond on the park’s northwest end at 102nd St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pandemic Nights: March-April, 2020

If you stand near Wollman Rink at the southern end of Central Park at 7 p.m., when New Yorkers throw open their windows and applaud the health … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Will Limit Crowds at Sheep Meadow, Mayor Says

The weather is expected to be beautiful this weekend and that's good and bad news in the age of the coronavirus. The city wants to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lonesome Coyote Spotted Again in Central Park, Serves as Muse to Another Inspired Writer

David Garden was walking through Central Park when he spotted a coyote -- likely the same one that has been living there for the past year. Perhaps because this coyote is … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Renovations Discussed at Zoom-ed Community Board Meeting

During the Community Board 7 (CB7) Parks & Environment Committee’s April meeting, representatives from Central Park Conservancy (CPC) convened over video confe … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Startling New Sight In Central Park: Hospital Tents

Hospital tents began going up in the East Meadow of Central Park on Sunday, as a volunteer group working with Mount Sinai gets ready to open an overflow hospital in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park’s Decision to Open Sheep Meadow and Other Lawns Early Starts Debate on Safety

Normally, a decision by Central Park to open Sheep Meadow, the sweeping lawn around 67th Street inside the park, would be met with cheers. Bu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Head of Central Park Conservancy Tests Positive for Coronavirus; Staff Members Quarantined

Elizabeth Smith, the president of the Central Park Conservancy, tested positive for the coronavirus, the conservancy said. Her husband, Rick Cotton … Read the rest of this entry >>

Carriage Horse Dies in Central Park, Prompting Call for New Laws

A carriage horse died after stumbling and falling in Central Park on Saturday, prompting new calls from animal activists for laws to protect the ho … Read the rest of this entry >>

Petition Says New Central Park Pool and Ice Rink Will be Too Small, Asks City to Reconsider

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition urging the city to rethink a redesign of the Lasker Pool and rink in the northern section of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Coyote ‘Acted Like a Puppy’ In Late-Night Encounter

The Central Park coyote, first identified on West Side Rag in November, has been getting a lot of press lately after the NYPD warned people this week to steer clear of the wild an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board 7 Asks City to Improve Crosstown Bike Routes Following Cyclist’s Death

The community came together to discuss opportunities for safer crosstown pedestrian and cyclist routes through Central Park during a January joint me … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Commander Cites ‘Disturbing’ Rise in Crimes in Central Park by Young People

An increase in thefts and robberies led to a 33% jump in overall major crimes in Central Park last year, and many of those crimes appear to have been committed by young people, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

Northeast Corner of Central Park Will Change Dramatically, New Renderings Show

The Central Park Conservancy released new renderings of its $150 million plan to redesign the northwest corner of the park, including the pool and ice sk … Read the rest of this entry >>

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