Northern Section of Central Park and Public Pool to Get Major Redesign

The city and Central Park Conservancy have announced that they're planning to make substantial changes to the Lasker Pool and the surrounding … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Raccoons Dying from ‘Canine Distemper’ Virus

Canine distemper, a virus that can be deadly in animals, has recently been spreading among Central Park raccoons. Two have tested pos … Read the rest of this entry >>

Explosives That Injured Teen in Central Park in 2016 Were Kept in Bakery Bag, Police Say

Police have released a new clue two years after an 18-year-old college student was severely injured by an explosive that went off in Central Park exactly on July 3, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park is Officially Car-Free; Advocates Celebrate as the Last Vehicle Exits

Starting on Wednesday, cars will no longer be allowed in Central Park, the first time in 119 years that that's been … Read the rest of this entry >>

Toxic Algae Found in Two Central Park Waterways

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has found toxic algae in the Harlem Meer and the Lake in Central Park, according to lab samples taken this m … Read the rest of this entry >>

Streets Closed and Parking Restricted Ahead of Saturday Central Park 10K

There are several parking restrictions and re-routings in the neighborhood and Central Park over the next couple of days for a 10K … Read the rest of this entry >>

Teens Assaulted 14-Year-Old Boy on the Great Lawn: Police

The NYPD is asking for the public's help in locating two teenagers that police say assaulted a 14-year-old on the Great Lawn in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Officer Dragged by Pedicab in Central Park: Reports

A parks enforcement officer was injured on Wednesday after being dragged by a pedicab, police … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Spots Where You Can Gawk at Flowers at Their Peak — Go Now!

Flowers will be blooming all through the spring and summer, but it's not likely to get much better than it is right now. Here are some … Read the rest of this entry >>

It’s Peak Bird-Watching Season in Central Park; Birding Bob and the Gang Are Soaring

Adrenaline is running high among amateur ornithologists as dozens of species of migratory birds make their annual pit stops in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cars Will Be Banned From Central Park Loop Starting in Late June

Cars will be banned from interior Central Park roads starting June 27, Mayor de Blasio said on Fr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Seriously, What the Hell?

The top photo is Central Park on Monday and the bottom photo is Central Park on Tuesday. I mean, what the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Finalists Chosen to Craft Elizabeth Cady Stanton/Susan B. Anthony Statue in Central Park, as Girl Scouts Contribute

The process to bring the first statue of an historic woman to Central Park moved ahead this week, as the Statue Fund chose its four finalists to construct the st … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Draining Central Park Reservoir and Detouring Runners

If the reservoir in Central Park looks a little shallower than usual these days, it's no optical illusion. The city is draining eight … Read the rest of this entry >>

SummerStage Wins Approval for Structural Upgrade and New Stage

Community Board 7 voted to approve the City Parks Foundation's plan to upgrade the SummerStage venue in Central Park, which, accordi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video: Central Park is Lovely and Empty in the Blizzard

Robyn Roth-Moise captured the scene around Central Park's Bethesda Fountain on Thursday, as whipping winds and snow covered the lands … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video: Across the Meer, A Christmas Tree Appears

Robyn Roth-Moise was on hand Thursday night to watch the lighting of the Central Park Christmas Tree at the Harlem Meer toward … Read the rest of this entry >>

How West Side Rag — and Mostly New York Life — Helped Break Ground for a Groundbreaking Statue

You publish a story and you hope that it will move someone, maybe, even, to action. Rarely do you find out. This time was different. On a beautiful autumn day M … Read the rest of this entry >>

7 Top Spots To See Central Park Foliage

It's the peak of the leaf-peeping season, or maybe a little past the peak, so you better see it now before the bitter winter set … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Will Get Its First Monument to Historical Women

The Parks Department will announce on Monday that it's committed to putting up a monument to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, two pio … Read the rest of this entry >>