Central Park’s Two Skating Rinks to Close for the Season after Sunday As Trump Contract Expires

Central Park's Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink will close after Sunday's skating sessions, according to the Trump Organization, which operates both r … Read the rest of this entry >>

Coyote Pretty: Photographer Gets a Close-Up View of the Central Park Canine

Ben Shyman was planning to photograph birds in Central Park on Friday morning when he came across something else entirely -- the coyote that's been living in the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park’s Snowy Owl Drawing Huge Crowds, Even Celebrities

Central Park's Snowy Owl is the hottest attraction in the city right now. The bird is drawing crowds of more than 100 even when temperatures have f … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Coyote Spotted; Is It Our Old Friend or a New One?

A coyote was spotted several times last year in Central Park, and even became something of a muse during the early days of the pandemic. On Saturday night, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Chariots and 58 Painted Horses; Central Park Carousel Seeks A New Concessionaire

Here’s a chance for a change of career and childhood fantasy rolled into one: run the Carousel in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: New York is the City That Never Thaws

Winter ain't going anywhere, and some New Yorkers are embracing it fully. Jonathan and Dorota Cooper and their son built this homage to the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Floral Heart Placed in Central Park to Remember Covid Victims

It has been difficult to memorialize people who died from Covid-19, in part because of the restrictions on gathe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Changes One Key Rule When Snowfall Is Over 6 Inches

The snow's a-falling and forecasters think it could pile up to more than a foot. That's good news for people who like to play in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cyclists Rally and Ride to Remember a Death and Demand Cross-Park Bike Paths

On Sunday morning, a group of cyclists gathered at the West 85th Street entrance to Central Park to remember one of their ow … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Details Revealed About Man Found Floating in Pond in Central Park on Monday

On Monday, at around 12:30 p.m., NYPD officers pulled the body of a man out of Swan Lake, commonly called the Pond, at the fo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Retrieve Body of Man Found Floating in Swan Lake in Central Park

Police removed the body of a man from Swan Lake, located in the southeastern corner of Central Park, near 59th Street … Read the rest of this entry >>

Enjoy Some ‘Little Bites’ of Theater in Central Park — Free and LIVE!

The show will go on — if not on the Great White Way, then on the Mall in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

First Statue of Real Women is Unveiled in Central Park on Woman’s Equality Day

There could not have been a more invigorating blue New York sky under which to break the bronze ce … Read the rest of this entry >>

Sports Leagues and Parents Push Back after City Says Field Access Will be First-Come First-Served

A new city policy about reserving fields in public parks threatens the ability of local sports leagues to play this fall … Read the rest of this entry >>

Phish Lead Singer Trey Anastasio Spotted Jamming (Privately) in Central Park

Trey Anastasio, the lead singer of Phish and an Upper West Sider, was out and about in Central Park on Sunday, and Bobby Panza snapped some shots of … 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 >>

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 >>