For about a decade Michael Bloomberg's administration fought the Central Park Five wrongful imprisonment lawsuits. When Bill de Blasio campaigned to replace Bloomberg as mayor, he vowed to end the fight and reach a "swift settlement" with the men. Then he took office and months went by and there was ... More >>
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a 28-year-old woman checked herself into Mount Sinai Hospital and called 911 to report that she had just been raped in Central Park. Completing those two tasks alone requires an uncommon amount of bravery: According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, ... More >>
Go birding in Central Park
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Fresh Churros and Hot Chocolate | Revisiting John Brown Smokehouse]
The Ritz-Carlton Central Park is about to get ritzier with a new restaurant opening: BLT Market, which previously occupied the space closed a few months back. The luxury hotel chain recently announced that Auden, with executive chef Mark Arnao, will be taking over on September 28. The restaurant's ... More >>
Amy Adams stars in Into the Woods
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo w/SMOD Central Park SummerStage Sunday, July 22 Better than: Air conditioning in a heat wave. There's a shopping list of fine pop bands from throughout the African continent listed on one page of drumming major John Miller Chernoff's esteemed 1979 ethnographic study African R ... More >>
There's a contest whereby various couples are competing for the public's approval, the one that gets the most votes earning a wedding in Central Park. Want to vote? Want to throw your support to the only gay couple in the bunch?
*Ride your bike. It works for me! I could give a shit about the environment, but if it's helping, I have no problem with that. In fact, I'm willing to accept all prizes. *Recycle something. Even an old boyfriend. Everything--and everyone--is reusable once you've gotten over the initial thrill.
Find new treasures in Central Park
The latest fine-dining establishment to get slapped with a C grade from the Health Department is BLT Market, in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Central Park South.
See the fall colors and get in shape
Cuddle up for Poly Pride
Yet another embattled Central Park restaurant.Dean Poll, whose inability to come to an agreement with restaurant workers at Tavern on the Green eventually led to its closure, is still butting heads with workers now. According to Crain's, a couple dozen staffers at the Central Park Boathouse g ... More >>
Yesterday, by many accounts in the tri-state area a "gorgeous day" absolutely "perfect for swimming" was that moment of the summer in which a white 40-year-old male gazed out at the cool waters of the Central Park Reservoir. As if compelled by a seeming mirage, he scaled the chain-link fence ... More >>
If your last walk through Central Park felt eerily quiet, you can thank the NYPD. Over the past few weeks, they have started enforcing eight quiet zones within Central Park, where music and loud noises are prohibited. The zones include the Bethesda Fountain, Shakespeare Garden, Sheep Meadow, ... More >>
turkspot.wordpress.comFood trucks and cocktails -- together at last!Food trucks seem poised to take over the dining scene. And now, one of the few perks of eating in a brick-and-mortar establishment has been co-opted by mobile food vendors, too. Well, one such vendor, anyway. So far. The Pera ... More >>
The city is planning to bring horseback riding back to Central Park, reports the New York Post. After Claremont Riding Academy closed in 2007, the 4.2 miles of bridle paths in the park had been used mostly by joggers and dog walkers. Now Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe says that riding will ... More >>
Cyclists in Central Park have been issued over 200 tickets so far in 2011 for traffic violations as the city works to crack down on riders not stopping for red lights. But on Tuesday morning, the NYPD took it to a new level, setting up a speed trap, radar gun and all, at the bottom of a Centr ... More >>
via isardasorensen/twitpicIt's happened a couple times before, but this time it stuck -- there's a layer of snow over cars, Central Park, our backyards that are only so because our windows happen to look at them...While some of you may legitimately dislike snow, we feel that it's nice and coz ... More >>
CHOW.comThe lovely lobster mushroom.Although there's still no sign that M. Wells will be opening for dinner anytime soon, the restaurant will be extending its hours tonight in order to serve its customers a menu featuring mushrooms harvested from the Gaspé peninusla, Québec, and ... More >>
Start the weekend right
C'mon, Steve, indulge us.So Pavement Week ends tonight, with one more show in Central Park. We all had a good time, though, right? Dredged up some memories? Sung a few half-remembered choruses? Got rained on? Made some money? (Actually, no, we didn't make any money.) And though the set lists ... More >>
Pavement Central Park Wednesday, September 22 Well, if nothing else, last night's lightning-delayed, rain-soaked Pavement convocation in Central Park (only two more to go!) was a great opportunity for Stephen Malkmus to say a bunch of ridiculous, borderline offensive stuff about the weather. Upon ... More >>
I should probably mention that I've been cross-referencing different sources to figure out which restrooms to scope out in the city. There's Nyrestroom.com, Thebathroomdiaries.com, and, for this week's big bathroom occasion, I used Centralparknyc.org, the official website of Central Park, to ... More >>
Learn the British sport of lawn bowling
Tensions are running understandably high and everyone is on alert. Sunday, the NYPD bomb squad was called to a questionable SUV parked near the American Museum of Natural History on 79th Street and Central Park West. As of 2:45 p.m. EST, the New York Post, CNN and the New York Times have no ... More >>
The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in identifying three suspects (pictured) wanted for an armed robbery that occurred in the Central Park Precinct.
Try Central Park! Or go to YouTube, leave Molly of Rocketboom a comment or video response, and she may just send you a homemade card. The odds are long, as over a hundred lonely souls have commented since she put this up about an hour ago. But love always finds a way.
We warned you and we warned you and we warned you and we warned you and we warned you about the trees. But did anyone listen? Now, just weeks after a Google employee was bashed into a coma by a falling oak limb in Central Park, Wednesday night's storm left the Park littered with fallen trees and b ... More >>
"People still ask me, 'Oh, when are you coming back on the screen? We miss you.' Blah, blah, blah. But I wouldn't feel very good if I had to do that again." The beatific Argentinean singer/song-writer Juana Molina began playing music in 1996, after she abandoned a very successful television car ... More >>
Photo of John Morton by Kathy KearnyJohn Morton, the New York musician famous for his elaborate music box-aided compositions, has apparently talked the city and Central Park into allowing him to use the pedestrian tunnel just north of the zoo as a site for an audio installation, Central Park Sound T ... More >>
There's a statue of what appears to be Che Guevara in Doris Freedman Plaza in Central Park. The sculptor, Christian Jankowski, says it's actually a statue of a guy playing Guevara -- two nearby Jankowski statues also portray "professional street performers who strike poses as historical or fantastic ... More >>
It's been three episodes and now we're definitely able to say with complete certainty that we don't care. Eat me daily reported that the show is getting hammered in the ratings, and after last night's Central Park episode - was the Black team's pigeon from the park, too? - we're going to have a har ... More >>
Michelle Obama will enlist the help of 23 fifth-graders to dig up a patch of the White House lawn in which an organic vegetable garden will be planted. The garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt's WWII victory garden, will be visible to passers-by. [NY Times] Some of the city's A-list restaurate ... More >>
Persians celebrate the birth of spring with a table of fruits and grains. We like to do it with a visit to the Shake Shack. The new uptown location is not actually in Central Park so we got our burger, shake and crinkly fries to go, and footed it past the American Museum of Natural History to find ... More >>
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