Tag: Central Park (Manhattan, NY)

$110 Million for a ‘Mostly Forgotten’ Part of Central Park

Weather: Enjoy the gorgeous day, New York. There will be lots of sun and a high around 70. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana). ImageCreditJames Estrin/The New York Times Central Park draws tens of millions of visitors each year. But not every section of the park, which stretches from 59th to 110th […]

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Algae That Can Kill Dogs Is Discovered in 3 N.Y.C. Parks

The green sludge appeared in New Jersey’s largest lake in June, ruining a usually bustling season of lakeside leisure. Then in July, it surfaced across lakes in the Pacific Northwest and along the entire Mississippi seacoast, forcing the closure of the state’s beaches. Now, the green-blue blooms of toxic algae have been found in lakes […]

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Trump’s Signature New York Hotel and the Art of the Compromise

For more than two decades, the Trump International Hotel and Tower has soared over Central Park, a crown jewel of President Trump’s family business that features luxury hotel rooms and exclusive private residences just off Columbus Circle. In true Trump fashion, the hotel and tower are branded with the Trump name on three hard-to-miss signs. […]

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In Central Park, a Concert for Immigrant Rights. And Selena.

Doris Muñoz saw the crowd streaming in — grandmothers, young children and college students, many outfitted in Selena T-shirts — and pulled out her phone. “I had to FaceTime my mom and just cry it out,” she said recently. It was July of last year, and Muñoz, a Los Angeles-based music promoter and manager, was […]

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The V.I.P. Party in Central Park

Central Park is New York’s backyard. So imagine the surprise thousands of people will get when they head to the park later this week and find the Great Lawn — the heart of Central Park — closed for a private event. That event is OZY Fest, a weekend-long festival of “live music, conversation, comedy and […]

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$399 for a Festival in Central Park? The Great Lawn Goes Capitalist

The Great Lawn in Central Park has been the setting for some of the most iconic outdoor performances in New York City, from Simon and Garfunkel to Diana Ross, from Elton John to James Taylor. New Yorkers flocked there to hear Luciano Pavarotti belt out arias in 1993, to celebrate mass with Pope John Paul […]

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Central Park’s Castle Gets a $12 Million Fairy-Tale Makeover

The French have Versailles. The British, Buckingham Palace. And Spaniards, the Alhambra. Not to be left out, New Yorkers have a castle of their own, too. Maybe not as grand or lavish or old. But still revered. Belvedere Castle has risen above the meadows and woods of Central Park since 1872, like an aging sentry […]

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A Bird Show Spots a Rival, and Bird-Watchers of Color Are Angry

For Jason Ward, an animal lover who grew up in homeless shelters in the South Bronx, hosting the bird-watching web series “Birds of North America” is beyond a dream job. Ward, 32, has birded in Prospect Park with the comedian Wyatt Cenac, near Brooklyn Bridge with the Feminist Bird Club, and in Cape May, N.J., […]

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Why Electric Scooters and Bikes Are Finally Coming to New York

Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms early, with a high in the upper 70s. The weekend should be sunny and warm — perfect picnic weather. Alternate-side parking: In effect until July 4. ImageCreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times Have you ever ordered food to be delivered to your office or apartment? If you […]

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Central Park Five: Trump Will Not Apologize for Calling for Death Penalty in 1989

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] President Trump said on Tuesday that he would not apologize for his harsh comments in 1989 about the Central Park Five, the five black and Latino men who as teenagers were wrongly convicted of the brutal rape of a […]

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Linda Fairstein, Once Cheered, Faces Storm After ‘When They See Us’

For much of her life, Linda Fairstein was widely viewed as a law enforcement hero. As one of the first leaders of the Manhattan district attorney’s sex crimes unit, later the inspiration for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” she became one of the best known prosecutors in the country. She went on to a […]

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How a City in Fear Brutalized the Central Park Five

This is a story of the biggest story of its day, a crime that set a high-water mark for depravity, an urban atrocity that caused existential hand-wringing for America’s biggest city. It was a story that — over 30 years — changed from solid to liquid to gas, all but vanishing. “When They See Us,” […]

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Overlooked No More: Emma Stebbins, Who Sculpted an Angel of New York

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. This month we’re adding the stories of important L.G.B.T.Q. figures. By Jennifer Harlan The Angel of the Waters alighted in Central Park with more of a thud than a splash. “All had expected something great, something […]

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