Central Park

  • Voice Choices

    August 13, 2014


    Get serenaded by a master of soul

  • Voice Choices

    June 18, 2014


    Be rugged and outdoorsy, even in the city

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    This Week's Four Best Food Events

    Has the end of tax season left you feeling, well, taxed? Reward yourself with a beer or ice cream at a museum -- two of the best events happening this week.

  • Voice Choices

    July 10, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    June 5, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    April 10, 2013


    Enjoy the spring weather for charity

  • Voice Choices

    January 23, 2013


    Shape up in Central Park

  • Voice Choices

    July 18, 2012


    Beach House shack up in Central Park

  • Voice Choices

    July 18, 2012
  • Voice Choices

    July 4, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    $3 Draft Beers at Central Park's Public Fare

    Home to Shakespeare in the Park, Central Park's Delacorte Theater also hosts a seasonal outdoor cafe run by Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group: Public Fare. The outdoor cafe is open for the season, serving hotdogs with crushed barbecue potato chips, scallions and tangy housemade sauce, as ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 25, 2012


    Enjoy the pleasure of going outside (without going outside)

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Central Park Zoo's Baby Penguins Have a Blog

    Have you seen the baby penguins of the Central Park Zoo? There are eight of them, and they are adorable. And like anything adorable, or moderately savvy about the internet in the year 2011, they have a blog! It is called The Real Chicks of Central Park, and it promises "chick flicks, chick pics, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Peanut Butter Prices On the Rise; Topping Meat with Meat at Burger Restos

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced that he decided to become a vegetarian as part of his anti-animal-cruelty campaign. [NY Post] A new study has shown that it's possible to achieve peanut tolerance by attaching peanut proteins onto blood cells and reintroducing them to the body. [Sun Times] Meanwh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Central Park Boathouse Strike Over; Tavern on the Green Food Tracks Pack It Up

    ​The 44-day strike at the Central Park Boathouse has finally ended, with the the two sides agreeing to a four-year union contract. [NY Times] The above-mentioned contract has both the union and the restaurant hopeful that a deal can be reached at Tavern on the Green. [Wall Street Journal] Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Our 10 Best Hotel Restaurants

    Robert SietsemaHead to the Trilby for a calm brunch and nosh on these poached eggs and corned beef hash​In recent years, hotel restaurants have gone from being spots for humdrum steak dinners to some of the most exciting dining destinations around, enticing locals as well as guests to pull up ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Perfect Picnic to Pack Your Lunch, New York

    A perfect picnic, delivered.​Summer may not be here yet, officially speaking, but picnicking season is already in full swing. Perfect Picnic, a new food shop and picnic-delivery service based on the Lower East Side, has you covered for all your packed-lunch needs.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Topless Woman Went to Midtown and Central Park, Too

    via @olidub​The lady we wrote about earlier this week, the bare-breasted one who was completely legal in her toplessness, by the way, unless she's doing it as part of a "commercial enterprise," was spotted later by various sources in Midtown and also at Central Park, Bowery Boogie reports. Som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Central Park Boathouse Management in Hot Water Following Sexual Harassment Charges

    The Village Voice​Looks like the management of the Central Park Boathouse restaurant are some real d-bags. According to the New York Daily News, six current and former employees have brought charges against the famed spot, citing a hostile working environment and claiming they were fondled an ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 25, 2011


    You have eight weeks to make it into Shakespeare in the Park

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    It's Nice Out! Time to Picnic with These Packed Lunches

    flickr/19melissa68A-tisket a-tasket , a lovely wicker picnic basket​The weather might be wonky, fluctuating from cold to hot like a menopausal gal, but that just means you need to take advantage of the sunny day while you can. And the best way to do that would be with a picnic. Now that Fork ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Ten Things You Can Do With an Ostrich Egg

    ​The eggs can be used to amaze and mystify children. You've probably seen the display of ostrich and emu eggs at the green-awninged Roaming Acres Farm at the Greenmarkets. The ostrich eggs are bone-white, strangely shiny, and of unbelievable girth. In fact, an ostrich yolk is the world's la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    SummerStage Announces Its Massive 2011 Lineup

    ​As the winter thaws out, more summer concerts are showing up on the calendar's horizon. Today, the City Parks Foundation announced the schedule for this year's SummerStage, which takes place from June 7 to September 2 in parks all around the city, with the mainstage happening at Central Park. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    City Seeks Old-Timey Food Carts for Central Park

    The food cart is just out of frame.​Mobile food vendors have been dabbling in the genres of medieval fantasy and even explosive action these days. But, if the Parks Department has its way, we're likely going to see more of them doing period pieces.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Snow, Snow, Snow, Etc.; Beloved Twitter Apps Return; Man Finds Wallet After 40 Years

    ​• Happy Presidents Day! In case you haven't noticed yet, it snowed. Central Park was reporting 2.5 inches as of this morning. There's a chance of more snow over the afternoon, and again tonight. [Weather, NY1] • Protests in Libya against Muammar Qaddafi's totalitarian rule are spreading, ... More >>

  • Film

    February 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Georgina Bloomberg Is Movin' on Up. To the Upper West Side. With Central Park Views.

    ​Making up for that whole being dumped by man and horse debacle, Georgina Bloomberg, the mayor's younger daughter, has purchased herself a little pick-me-up to the tune of a co-op on Central Park West. The 27-year-old shelled out "very close" to the asking price of $4.15 million, reports the N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Is There $10,000 Buried in New York City? Maybe.

    ​You may have heard: Two guys who wish to remain anonymous and who produce puppet videos are promoting a scheme in which they've allegedly buried a wooden chest containing $10,000 in golden dollar coins (an alloy of copper, zinc, manganese and nickel) somewhere in the five boroughs (but not Ce ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    It's a Visor; It's a Yarmulke; It's a Yamulkap?

    via Gothamist​Wearing a Yamulkap makes a statement: Religious observance and sun protection are not mutually exclusive. The cap, sporty and understated, with a brim to shade from the sun attached to a yarmulke to keep with Jewish tradition, might be one of the smartest inventions of our time, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2010


    Good thing that jeans

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Here Is The Set List For Pavement's First Reunion Show

    ​They began, as all high-profile indie-rock reunions must, in New Zealand, rocking out to "In the Mouth a Desert," which I'm sure was cathartic.. This dude has most of the set list; this dude breaks it down by album. "Fight This Generation" tends to be particularly violent live, so that's good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Clip Job: Peace March, 1966

    Ginsberg at the Peace March, photo by Fred W. McDarrah​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 31, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 24 Peace March, 1966 By Paul Warren I live on 103rd Street near Central Park West, one of the very few whites in a block of Negroes and Puerto Ricans. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Week in Review: Get Ready #Bonnaroo You're Gonna Be My Bitch For the Weekend

    Rebecca Smeyne In the week we didn't go to the mud-soaked hobbit/hippie fest that is Bonnaroo (well, except for the top secret one of us who did, and is even now Twittering about it), all three members of SOTC did go to Prospect Park, where we wandered the green green grass 27,000 parents and thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Tavern on the Green Night Club Announcement was a Hoax

    Yesterday, a press release pinged into our mailbox announcing that the Tavern on the Green would be turned into a "trendy club" on Thursdays. The release was so comically stupid, with talk of bottle service, lines throughout the park, and making Central Park "exclusive," that we wrote a little post ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2009

    Summer Guide: Amadou & Mariam's A Global Affair

    Damon Albarn lends this "blind couple from Mali" a dash of Britpop

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Falling Tree Menace Hits Central Park

    How many times have we warned you about these trees? Now that their mayhem is not longer restricted to Queens, perhaps you'll listen. A tree in Central Park gave several people "quite a scare" when it unexpectedly fell on Saturday. In NY1's footage it looks to be close to 40 feet high, and had it f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Sheraton Turns Sheep Meadow Into Office

    To celebrate its new Link@Sheraton "technology lounge" feature (presumably more spectacular than the business centers currently offered in many hotels), Sheraton is holding a "Global Out of the Office Day" in Central Park's Sheep Meadow today. About 600 employees of parent group Starwood Hotels & Re ... More >>

  • Theater

    August 12, 2008

    Hair's Central Park Revival Still Shines With Youthful Energy; Buffalo Gal Skillfully Reworks Chekhov

    Still grows on you 40 years later; Gurney's new play tells a more rueful comeback story

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Voice Choice: Mike Birbiglia

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia loves to milk his underdog status for laughs as a 30-year-old stand-up (today’s his birthday!) who gets no respect (his routine includes the humiliating story of the time he was introduced as a “middle-tier” comedian at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City). But now that he’s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Ah, What Urinetown Hath Wrought! (NSFW)

    I just got invited to haul my pooper over to a show called Ladies and Gents, a noir thriller set in a 1957 Dublin public toilet, being performed in the bathroom at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. (No shit!). And moments after that, a friend sent me the link to a video for 2 Girls 1 Cup, the notor ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2004
  • News

    July 20, 2004

    Sunday in the Park Without George

    Democracy in the Park puts the grass in grassroots organizing

  • NYC Life

    July 29, 2003
  • News

    April 30, 2002

    Spring in Her Step

    One Person's Journey From Walking to Running

  • Film

    January 2, 2001

    The Knobbies '00

    The Year in Princely Cock-Ups

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