On Thursday, the men wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape and assault of a jogger in Central Park agreed to a $40 million settlement with the city. The amount corresponds to the roughly 40 total years the men, known Collectively as the "Central Park Five," spent in prison after their conviction. B ... More >>
Last night, Tavern on the Green (67th Street and Central Park West) hosted its grand opening gala, which signaled that after a weeks-long soft opening, the Central Park complex is once again ready to serve the hundreds of New Yorkers and park visitors that will flood it daily. Owners Jim Caiola and ... More >>
It's hard to believe, but not so long ago you could stand on Central Park South and see the horizon in every direction. Cube Cities has thrown together an animation of how fast the city south of 59th Street went from crowds of squat buildings and farmland to a region with one of the highest concentr ... More >>
Ugly but delectable: the snakehead fish New Yorkers were shocked by recent news that snakeheads - fierce predatory fish that originated in Southeast Asia - had been discovered in Central Park's Harlem Meer. They were said to be bigger and more dangerous than piranhas. The Central Park Conservancy ... More >>
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As opposed to pigeons, mice and bees, raccoons are not that commonplace in New York. Then again, this city is full of surprises...According to the Post, the furry critters have been popping all over Central Park, specifically in the Rudin Playground - that small family-oriented area near Centra ... More >>
Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina at Central Park this morning.Yesterday my wonderful colleague Jen Doll penned a list of 11 things to do in NYC before the summer ends, and I'd like to add one item to her list: Catch one of the outdoor concerts put on by the national morning shows. This morning I ... More >>
Think about this when you're relaxing in Central Park over the weekend: An entire community once lived there, with homes and several churches and at least one school, right in the park (before it was the park). We're talking about Seneca Village, a largely African-American community of some 2 ... More >>
We just hit a record 102 degrees in Central Park, which is wayyyy better than the measly 101 degrees we achieved on July 22 of 1957, you guys. Everyone, pat yourself on the sweaty back! It's thanks to all of us that this could even be possible. Also! With humidity, the heat is 116 degrees, re ... More >>
viaThings making Central Park slightly less pleasant: Cops are looking for 23-year-old Firdaus Nazarov, a pedicab driver who, along with three others, allegedly attacked two fellow pedicab drivers in the park near Central Park South at 10 p.m. on June 4 to "settle a preexisting beef." One of ... More >>
via @Z100NewYorkBackstage, will.i.am looked sad. But dry. The Black Eyed Peas & Friends The Great Lawn, Central Park Thursday, June 9 Better than: Sitting in Central Park and waiting for nothing to happen before the heat broke. The confusion started at around 5:15 p.m. last night, when NY ... More >>
New data from the Central Park Conservancy provides way more statistics about Manhattan's greenest section than you might've ever thought imaginable, including the fact that it's still dominated by locals: almost 70 percent of Central Park's visitors are from around here. The Report on the Pu ... More >>
via NYT/Marilynn K. YeeWhere does the East Side of Manhattan end, and the West side begin? This is a question we thought we always knew the answer to (you know, where street numbers start all over again, or maybe, more vaguely, where Central Park cleaves Upper Manhattan in two?). And yet, per ... More >>
There's a short article in today's New York Post full of ill will for the annoying bicycle riders that hog New York City streets and parks. Or that's how the paper paints the nuisances, who "not wanting to spoil their 'fun,' recklessly blow through red lights in Central Park." The tabloid, of ... More >>
Yes, your Metrocard is now more expensive. That's not the only thing. The New York Times has summarized the numerous annoying increased costs of travel in the city, noting that not only is the subway going to cost you more, but so will parking (as of today), bridge and tunnel tolls, license p ... More >>
Watch this guy goof around in Central Park, for cheap. Real cheap. The year was 2009. You heard that Pavement were reuniting. You either love them or have been told by people older than you that you should love them. They announced a show in Central Park, for a year later. Like, a whole year ... More >>
via the Daily NewsAnimals have gone wild! New York's furry and feathered are suddenly acting like the worst of humans. Good thing they can't speak or give the finger because they'd be shit-talking like Mel Gibson and flipping off women and children like uncouth New Jersey drivers on Fourth of ... More >>
Every summer, one of the hottest dates in town emerges out of Central Park. And it's back. With Al Pacino.
Ants, be damned.As the weather turns balmy, Landmarc has started offering ready-to-go meals that come packed with a picnic blanket and frisbee for the perfect Central Park picnic. Landmarc in the Park lunches vary from simple sandwich meals for $15 to a lounge-in-the-grass box for $20-$25. Pi ... More >>
As New Yorkers, we're used to dealing with our own brand of wildlife. We've got an extended family of pigeons holed up in our air shaft, rats in our garbage cans, and a feral human population like whoa. But in recent months encounters with less-than-urban creatures have been all up in our news sourc ... More >>
via CresnyA few years ago, I started noticing that Central Park was getting too, you know, nice, with its perfectly groomed flora and flawless looking landscaping.
Not an April Fool's joke: The bunnies are officially gone from Central Park. The native rabbit population, the Eastern cottontail, had died out. Or maybe they just got tired of sleeping with so many jerks and moved to the Midwest to meet a decent buck, settle down, and start a family.
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Central Park joggers and dog-walkers: Watch out for rabid raccoons. Infected animals are popping up in and around the park in shockingly high numbers, especially north of 96th Street and along Central Park West. Less than two months into 2010, there have already been more identified cases of animal ... More >>
. . . at a polyamorous cuddle party and picnic
Winnie KwokM. Ward M. Ward should have been the commencement speaker at my college graduation instead of the blindingly sequined, paperback-writing, thriller novelist swami who dispensed the sole pearlescent aphorism of "Give 'em hell!" before talking mostly about shoes, and not even as a me ... More >>
Didn't we warn you about the trees? In 2007 we saw them crush cars in Brooklyn. Last summer, after a series of arboreal assaults, a tree on NYC Transit property severely conked a woman in Queens -- and the hits just kept a-comin'. In September a tree smashed a windshield, injuring a driver. I ... More >>
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