Hippo Playground Hosting Free Art Classes for Kids on Weekdays

weekday from 10 a.m. until noon … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Park Floods in Brief Deluge; Some Playgrounds Closed

A brief but fierce rainstorm on Thursday afternoon caused wide-scale flooding in Riverside Park, with a highway off-ra … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Players Say Public Riverside Park Tennis Courts are Monopolized for Private Lessons

A popular set of public tennis courts in Riverside Park has increasingly been monopolized by an enterprise operating expensive tennis lessons and clinics, le … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free Yoga, Music, ‘Butt and Gut’ and More are Starting at ‘Summer on the Hudson’

The city is once again holding Summer on the Hudson this year, offering free events from now through September in Riverside … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Mysteries: The Disappearing Chicks and the Mysterious Stains on West End Avenue

Mysteries abound on the Upper West Side, and there are two new ones in our case … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free Outdoor ‘Overlook’ Concerts Start Sunday in Riverside Park

Starting Sunday, April 22 (today), the Riverside Park Conservancy will hold free concerts on Sundays at 2 p.m. in the park at 116th street, overloo … Read the rest of this entry >>

West 79th Street Rotunda in Riverside Park to Get A Refresh

The West 79th St Rotunda Complex, a traffic circle that sits atop the Boat Basin Cafe and a pedestrian path into Riverside Park -- is getting rehabilit … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pregnant Woman Punched After Dispute Over Off-Leash Dog in Riverside Park

A man assaulted a pregnant woman in Riverside Park after chastising her about her off-leash dog, accordi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Joan of Arc Statue Getting Fancier Digs

Six hundred years after the real Joan of Arc was born, the area around her statue in Riverside Park is getting an upg … Read the rest of this entry >>

Fitness Equipment and New Basketball Court Coming to Riverside Park

An asphalt slab in Riverside Park will get some new equipment and a basketball court, the city parks department said this … Read the rest of this entry >>

STONEHENGE RISES ON THE HUDSON

A French artist has been assembling stone sculptures on the edge of the Hudson River in Riverside Park. The care … Read the rest of this entry >>

HAWK REMINDS RATS WHO IS THE TRUE KING OF THE PLAYGROUND

Rats have gotten very frisky this summer, making a home for themselves in and around the playgrounds on the Upper West S … Read the rest of this entry >>

PHOTO ESSAY: MY PERSONAL GIVERNY IN RIVERSIDE PARK

No need to travel to the gardens of Giverny fifty miles outside of Paris to view summer flowers in a splendidly untamed setting. Thanks to volun … Read the rest of this entry >>

RATS SPREAD IN LOCAL PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS, ‘ENCROACHING ON INNOCENT CHILDREN’

The Upper West Side’s rat population appears to be surging, with rodents proliferating in parks and playgrounds, even making some play areas off-limits to … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘FERAL LOVE’ DOCUMENTARY ON THE CAT-LOVING MUSICIAN OF RIVERSIDE PARK NOW SET FOR AUGUST 11 SCREENING

Feral Love, the documentary about New York Philharmonic violist Dorian Rence and how she came to care for cats living … Read the rest of this entry >>

FREE RIVERSIDE PARK MOVIES ARE BACK; SEE THE SCHEDULE AND HEAD TO THE PIER!

Riverside Park's free movies at Pier I at 70th Street are back and will be running every Wednesday through August 16. The m … Read the rest of this entry >>

OUTDOOR SCREENING: THE AMAZING STORY OF THE WOMAN WHO CARES FOR RIVERSIDE PARK’S CATS

There are few events capable of evoking a deeper Upper West Side vibe than an outdoor Riverside Park screening of a documentary film … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEED THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS TO DOGS FOUND IN RIVERSIDE PARK

Foxtails are innocuous looking weeds, but they can be dangerous to dogs that sniff or step on them, and one reader says she's … Read the rest of this entry >>

4 FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES START THIS MONTH

There are several outdoor concert series that will start soon on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

MAN FOUND HANGING FROM TREE IN RIVERSIDE PARK

A 51-year-old man was found hanging from a tree in Riverside Park near 91st Street early on Thursday. Police were called at 7:37 a.m., acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

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