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 >>

E-bike Rider Dies After Colliding With Man In Central Park

A 43-year-old man who crashed into a 77-year-old pedestrian in Central Park on Monday afternoon has died from his injuries, according to po … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Try to Slow Bicyclists in Central Park After Four Crashes In Short Span

A series of bicycle crashes around 72nd Street inside Central Park brought out a large police presence on Monday, as one of the crashes left a cyclist in critical condi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Toxic Algae That’s Harmful to Dogs Found in Central and Morningside Parks

Algae that can kill dogs if they eat or lick it has been found in sections of Central Park in recent weeks. Tests taken in the past two weeks have detected cyanobacteria, … Read the rest of this entry >>

It’s Not Just Beavers; Rising Number of Coyotes and a Copperhead Snake (!) Spotted in the Neighborhood This Year

The arrival of a beaver in the Hudson River off of Manhattan's shore turned heads this month. But it’s not the only wild animal that’s made its way to our area this su … Read the rest of this entry >>

Good-Doers are ‘Plogging’ Through Central Park; Find Out What It Is and Start Doing It!

As I was walking my dog in Central Park the other morning, wondering what I was doing in the city in the summer (or, maybe, ever), I bumped into my friend, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free ‘Hercules in the Park’ Will Include Community Members Alongside Pro Actors; Here’s How to Get Tickets

The Public Theater is continuing its season of free performances at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park with a musical adaptation of Hercules, running … Read the rest of this entry >>

Arrest Made in Central Park Homicide as NYPD Tries to Identify Victim

The NYPD is not sure of the identity of the man who was found dead last week next to Lasker Pool in Central Park, and is asking the public for any l … Read the rest of this entry >>

Update: Police Rule Lasker Pool Death a Homicide

A man was found dead with injuries to his head near Lasker Pool in Central Park on Tuesday morning, according to po … Read the rest of this entry >>

Insane Double-Rainbow Stretches Across Central Park As Seen from Barry’s Apartment

Today in rainbow news....holy … Read the rest of this entry >>

2 Central Park Photos Show How the Skyline Has Changed (And Phone Cameras Too)

John A. Wells took two photos at Central Park's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir nine years apart, and they tell … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Look for Suspect in Morning Robbery in Central Park

Police say that a 67-year-old man was robbed while sitting on a bench in Central Park on Friday mor … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Oscar Wilde Classic Gets a New Twist in Free Central Park Production

“When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people,” says the main character in the first act of Oscar Wilde’s classic sa … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>