A Special Central Park Playground Gets a Multi-Million Dollar Update, With Extra Attention to the Hippos

The hippos are here to stay. After a comprehensive effort, including almost a year of construction, Central Park’s Safari Playg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Skateboard and Scooter Expansion Means New Signs in Central Park

Wheeled vehicles used to mostly mean bicycles, but new modes of transportation have been expanding in the city. So the parks depar … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sections of Central Park Closed After Apparent Suicide

“At 6:25 am, Friday morning, an unidentified male was found hanging from a rope attached to a bridge inside of Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: A Fresh Dip in Central Park

Way back in the day, people would take a dip on a hot day in the swimmin' holes in Central Park. This photo from the M … Read the rest of this entry >>

Coyote Spotted in Central Park; What to Do if You See One

A coyote was climbing around in Central Park over the weekend, according to a woman who snapped a shot of the animal while she was … Read the rest of this entry >>

City’s Horse-Related Changes to Central Park Called ‘An Illegal End-Around’

The city is reconstructing a section of Central Park to accommodate horses and carriages, but preservationists and a top former parks off … Read the rest of this entry >>

Snow Blower Brings a (Tiny) Winter Wonderland to Central Park

We haven't gotten much real snow this winter, but an upcoming event near the Bandshell at 72nd Street is helping turn part of the park w … Read the rest of this entry >>

Research Brings New Light to the Lost ‘Seneca Village’ in What is Now Central Park

In advance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Central Park Conservancy historian Marie Warsh led the West Side Rag and colleagues from New York Amsterdam … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday: A Unique Talk About Central Park’s History

Author Stephen Wolf will tell stories about Central Park -- some historical, some fictional -- at a special talk on Monday night. Wolf, a profess … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: 12 Photos of Fun, Frozen Days in Central Park

There hasn't been much snow yet this winter, but some could be coming this weekend, and it's worth a look back at how some previous genera … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rain Can’t Stop a Dramatic Start to 2019

Upper West Siders braved the rain and went up to the roof to celebrate the New Year's fireworks over Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Releases First Map Designed for People With ‘Limited Mobility’

The Central Park Conservancy has just released a map with much more information on it about how to move around the park, including for people … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: Giving Thanks for the Mandarin Duck and My Fellow Birders

On October 10, 2018, I heard the first reports of an exotic duck in my backyard thanks to a tweet from Manhattan Bird A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gusty Winds Follow Snow; City Advises ‘Stay Out of All Parks’

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until noon. The NYC Parks Department is advising people to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Billionaire-Building Shadows Creep Across Central Park; ‘Olmsted and Vaux Would Not Be Happy’

The New York skyline has resumed its ascent in recent years, with several ultra-luxe residential buildings climbing into the sky. Acti … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park’s Delacorte Theater to Get a Major Makeover

The Delacorte Theater, home of Shakespeare in the Park, has gotten pounded by the elements since it opened in 1962. It's also not ADA-compliant … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Seek Suspect in Central Park Attack That Left Man in Critical Condition

Police are looking for the man depicted in the drawing and surveillance image above for an attack on the east side of Central Park last m … Read the rest of this entry >>

October Events in Central Park Are The Hot Fall Ticket

Central Park in October is a land of enchantment celebrated in romantic comedies and advertisements for pumpkin-based food prod … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Looking for Man After Woman’s Wallet Swiped at the Great Lawn

Police say the man above took a woman's wallet out of her purse on Sunday, August 19 after she left it unattended on the Great Lawn in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Councilman Wants to Evict Trump Organization from Central Park Attractions

Local City Council Member Mark Levine has been determined to get The Trump Organization out of Central Park ever since Donald … Read the rest of this entry >>

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