Dog Run in Riverside Park at 72nd Street Closed for Six Months for ‘Reconstruction’ to the Dismay of Some Pet-Lovers

Once again, a lack of communication by the city has caused a kerfuffle on the Upper West Side. Recently, the Riverside Park Conservancy anno … 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 >>

Riverside Park Opens New Basketball Courts and Bathrooms

Riverside Park has completed work on a new basketball in the park at 102nd Street, alongside a field house with new bathrooms … Read the rest of this entry >>

With City Budget Cuts Looming, Riverside Park Conservancy ‘Will Do Our Very Best to Fill in the Cracks,’ Director Says

New York City faces a $9 billion dollar loss in tax revenue this year, which will result in massive cuts to city services in fiscal year 2021 when the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park Free Summer Activities Going Virtual: Yoga, Pilates and Even Shakespeare Workouts

Summer on the Hudson, Riverside Park's signature festival of free outdoor fitness, kids and art events, will become Summer in Your Living … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tree Falls On a Group of People in Riverside Park, Causing Multiple Injuries

A tree fell in Riverside Park around 92nd Street on Wednesday around 6 p.m., hitting at least three people and causing serious injuries, according to two witnesses and the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Deer Reported Running Through Riverside Park Before Being Hit on the Highway

West Side Rag reader Jeff Cohen was walking his dog in Riverside Park before 8 a.m. on Wednesday when he said he saw something surprising -- a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pier i Reopens for Takeout, A (Restrained) Sign of Spring

Pier I, the cafe in Riverside Park around 70th Street that's always bustling in the summer and spring, has reopened, but without the large gatherings … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board 7 Approves Skate Park Naming After Local Skateboarding Pioneer Andy Kessler

Community Board 7, elected officials, and the skating community came together to support the naming of a renovated skate park in Riverside Park after beloved skateboarder Andy Kes … Read the rest of this entry >>

At ‘The People’s Garden’ There is Splendor in Every Season

Riverside Garden in the park at 91st Street, may appear dreary but a closeup look reveals some intriguing transitions to spring. Some yellow aconites are po … Read the rest of this entry >>

CB7 Pushes Back On Plans To Close Cherry Walk For Hurricane Sandy Repairs

Community Board 7 is pushing back on possible plans to temporarily close Cherry Walk, a section of Riverside Park and a major thoroughfare for cyclists along the Hudson River Gree … 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 >>

City to Spend $11.5 Million Towards Fixing Riverside Park Flooding Problem

Riverside Park has been awarded $11.5 million by Mayor Bill de Blasio to address current and future drainage and flooding pro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park’s ‘Leaf Lift’ Lets You Volunteer and Pretend You Have an Enormous Lawn

Raking leaves is a meditative undertaking that can calm your soul and...who are we kidding, it's backbreaking! But leaf-raking is important and you can help out the Riverside Park Conser … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video of Dark Ride Through Riverside Park Shows Perils of New Bike Detour

A video of a ride through Riverside Park on a new bike path shows the perils of navigating the area at night -- particularly as the sun goes down ear … Read the rest of this entry >>

Storm Tears Trees Out of the Ground in Riverside Park

Halloween was blissfully dry, but a nasty wind-storm whipped through the neighborhood overnight. Trees appear to have been ripped -- roots and all -- from the earth overnight in Riverside … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fallen Leaves Create Evocative Still-Lifes in Riverside Park

What happens to the autumn leaves that drift from the beech, oak, and ginkgo trees that line the pathway entering Riverside … Read the rest of this entry >>

Collision Between Cyclist and Pedestrian in Riverside Park Shows Dangers of New Bypass, Witness Says

A cyclist crashed into a pedestrian in Riverside Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Ken Coughlin, a member of Community Board 7 who showed up right after … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Workout Area and Half-Court Junior Basketball Court Open; Community Can Vote on More Projects Like It

A new recreation and fitness area intended for tweens and younger adults opened in Riverside Park at 76th Street this week, and it’s just what the neighborhood ordered — liter … Read the rest of this entry >>

Famous Indian Actor Will Host Comedic Workout Saturday

Indian actor Anupam Kher will host a "laugh fitness class" in Riverside Park on Saturday at 9 a.m., the first class of its kind in the park. Kher has appeared in over 500 films … Read the rest of this entry >>