Videos: New Spooky-Amazing Light Show Over the Hudson River Starts Wednesday Night

A very unique show called "Tear of the Cloud" opens tonight. The show by experimental artist Tony Oursler uses projected light cast against the Hudson … Read the rest of this entry >>

Stories Projected in Light on the Old Transfer Bridge, and Two Other Local Art Installations

One new art installation is live with two more set to open in October driven by various public art programs in partnership with NYC P … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Testing ‘Sickly’ Raccoon Found Near Playground in Riverside Park

The city is testing a raccoon found last week near Neufeld Playground near 76th Street in Riverside Park to determine if it has canine dist … Read the rest of this entry >>

How the ‘Garden People’ of Riverside Park Grew a Community

It is always a joy and often a surprise to stumble upon a quiet place where nature abounds in the midst of New York City. Such is the 91st Street Community G … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: A Perfect Picnic Spot in Riverside Park, With Its Own Chandelier

A tree in Riverside Park has a fancy accoutrement: a chande … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gross Alert: Man Washes Butt in a Riverside Park Water Fountain

A man was seen pulling down his pants and washing his derriere (French for butt) in the water fountain next to the dog run at 105th Street i … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>


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 >>