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 >>

Hawk Keeps Coming Back to the Same Central Park West Porch

A hawk keeps coming back to Jennifer Johnston Stern's porch on 97th Street and Central Park West, just casually hanging out on the wooden railin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Coyote Spotted Again in the Same Section of Central Park, But ‘This Time It Came Closer’

Terry Meehan is a little “unnerved” after his second encounter with what he believes is the same coyote he saw about a mont … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bicyclist Killed on Road Crossing Central Park Where Activists Want a Protected Lane

A 50-year-old doctor was hit and killed by a school bus full of kids crossing Central Park on the 96th Stret transverse on Wednesday. The cyclis … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Tis The Season for An Origami Tree and Several Holiday Tree Lightings Around the Neighborhood

On Monday morning, November 25th, the American Museum of Natural History kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of its annual Origami Holiday T … Read the rest of this entry >>

Coyote Spotted in Central Park Near West 82nd Street; ‘He Followed Us.’

The wild animal that followed Terry Meehan through Central Park on Saturday night was almost certainly a coyote, he said. He spotted it around 9:45 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Park Workers ‘Rescue’ Wayward 20-Pound Carp in Historic Bethesda Fountain; Passers-By Ask ‘Is It a Crocodile?’

A carp must have taken a wrong left turn at the lake in Central Park and ended up in Bethesda Fountain on Tuesday, turning a calm urban oasis into an episode of The Big C … Read the rest of this entry >>

Passers-by Gawk as ‘Goose Whisperer’ Stalks and Captures Bird in Central Park

It's not so easy to catch a goose -- not that anyone was suggesting it was. But Wild Bird Fund Director Rita McMahon made it look easy earlier this month when she gr … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Bronze Ceiling’ Broken; Design for First Monument to Real Women in Central Park Approved

The rendering pictured above is one step closer to becoming a reality — the first statue of historical women in Central Park, where around two dozen monuments to men, cartoons and ani … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Ask for Help Finding 3 Suspects in Central Park Mugging

Police are looking for three men who they say mugged a couple walking in Central Park last … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park’s ‘Monumental Women’ Receive Community Board Thumbs-Up After Historians Question Design

By now it isn’t news that there are 23 statues of historical figures in Central Park and not one of them is of a woman. (Alice, Mother Goose and Juliet are fictional.) Tha … Read the rest of this entry >>

Green Muck In ‘The Pool’ Likely Isn’t Toxic Algae, But Other Central Park Waterbodies Still Have It

Toxic algae has invaded several waterbodies in Central and Morningside Parks, but one particularly mucky lake is covered in something else, the … Read the rest of this entry >>

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