White Woman Called Police on Black Birdwatcher in Central Park, ‘Weaponizing White Fragility’

A confrontation in the Ramble in Central Park between a white woman walking her dog and a black man watching birds became the hottest topic on social media over the past … Read the rest of this entry >>

Snapping Turtle Attack Leads to Duckling Rescue Effort in Central Park (Update: Ducklings Saved!)

On Tuesday, local birders shared reports of an adorable mallard duck family swimming around the Central Park Pool, a pond on the park’s northwest end at 102nd St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pandemic Nights: March-April, 2020

If you stand near Wollman Rink at the southern end of Central Park at 7 p.m., when New Yorkers throw open their windows and applaud the health … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Will Limit Crowds at Sheep Meadow, Mayor Says

The weather is expected to be beautiful this weekend and that's good and bad news in the age of the coronavirus. The city wants to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lonesome Coyote Spotted Again in Central Park, Serves as Muse to Another Inspired Writer

David Garden was walking through Central Park when he spotted a coyote -- likely the same one that has been living there for the past year. Perhaps because this coyote is … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Renovations Discussed at Zoom-ed Community Board Meeting

During the Community Board 7 (CB7) Parks & Environment Committee’s April meeting, representatives from Central Park Conservancy (CPC) convened over video confe … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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