A Curfew and Clashes With Police in Washington Square Park

The confrontation over a new restriction at the Greenwich Village gathering spot has raised tensions over officers’ conduct.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #pop-and-rock-music, #washington-square-park-manhattan-ny

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New York City Plans a Central Park Mega-Concert to Celebrate Reopening

The mayor’s office has asked the producer Clive Davis to sign up musical stars for an event on the Great Lawn in August.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #davis-clive, #de-blasio-bill, #pop-and-rock-music

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Buildings With Sections That Seem to Hover in Midair

Cantilevered towers help deal with space limitations in New York City. They start narrow at the street but expand as they rise, more lollipop than traditional wedding cake.

#architecture, #buildings-structures, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zoning

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Building a Cantilever

Towers with sections that extend into the open air seem to defy gravity. Here are a few ways architects and engineers make it happen.

#architecture, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #engineering-and-engineers, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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5 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

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Amy Cooper Sues Former Employer for Racial Discrimination

Ms. Cooper, who made the call after a man asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, says that she was discriminated against because of her race.

#birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #discrimination, #franklin-templeton-limited-duration-income-trust, #police-department-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Ruffled Feathers Among the Birders of Central Park

“Birding Bob” knows how to find the birds of New York City. But some people aren’t happy about how he does it.

#birds, #birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #documentary-films-and-programs, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #social-media

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On a Storied Stretch of Fifth Avenue, a Symbol of Irish America Reels

The American Irish Historical Society’s mansion on Central Park has long symbolized the ascent of immigrants in the United States. It’s now on sale for $52 million, but many are citing mismanagement and asking the attorney general to intervene.

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Finding Refuge, and a Snowy Owl, in Central Park

When pandemic New York seemed at its most surreal, the park, with its abundant wildlife and familiar progression of the seasons, offered a vision of normal life to a book critic who wandered it daily.

#birds, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #olmsted-frederick-law, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Ice Skating Ends at Central Park After New York City Rift With Trump

The skating season ended abruptly Sunday, a casualty of the decision to boot the former president’s business from operating the two ice rinks in the park.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #ice-skating, #lasker-rink-manhattan-ny, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #wollman-rink-manhattan-ny

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Amy Cooper, Who Falsely Accused Bird-Watcher in Central Park, Has Charges Dismissed

Ms. Cooper, a white woman, called 911 on the bird-watcher in Central Park. Prosecutors asked a judge to drop the charges after she finished an education program about racial bias.

#birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity

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Twitter Is Turning Birds Into Celebrities and Birders Against One Another

A Twitter account helped spread the word about rare birds in the city, but publicizing their locations exposed a rift among birders.

#birds, #birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #social-media

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A Winter Storm Is Set to Wallop the Northeast: What We Know

A nor’easter is expected to stall off the coast of New Jersey and may drop more than two inches of snow an hour in some parts of the region, the National Weather Service said.

#boston-mass, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #connecticut, #east-coast-us, #massachusetts, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #rhode-island, #snow-and-snowstorms

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Do You Remember the Celebrity Birds of New York City?

Rare and striking birds — owls, a duck, a heron — that have turned up in Manhattan have become famous on social media.

#birds, #birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #ducks, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #owls

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Snowy Owl Is Spotted in Central Park, for First Time in 130 Years

The hordes came running and the snow-white raptor became the latest celebrity bird of Manhattan.

#birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #owls, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #snowy-owl

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N.Y.C. Will End Trump Contracts Over Capitol Riot

The mayor said the city would cancel contracts with the Trump Organization for two ice rinks, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Links in the Bronx.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j

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Will New York City Cancel Contracts for Trump Golf Course and Carousel?

The Trump Organization operates two ice rinks, the Central Park Carousel and a golf course. Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering canceling the agreements.

#bronx-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #new-york-city, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #wollman-rink-manhattan-ny

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Will NYC Cancel Trump Golf Course and Carousel Contracts?

The Trump Organization operates two ice rinks, the Central Park Carousel and a golf course. Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering canceling the agreements.

#bronx-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #new-york-city, #trump-golf-links-at-ferry-point, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #wollman-rink-manhattan-ny

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Seeing Color: A Matter of Nature, or Culture?

An exhibition at the Museum of Natural History is the sum of all lessons on hue.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #color, #museums, #pantone-inc, #the-nature-of-color-exhibit

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Trump Spurned New York, but Here’s How He’s Still Tied to the City

The president switched his residency to Florida, but his footprint in New York remains large. Should he return, this is what he’d come home to.

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‘I Had to See That Owl’: Central Park’s New Celebrity Bird

New Yorkers are so obsessed with Barry the barred owl that some are concerned he could be scared away. So far, he seems to like the attention.

#birds, #birdwatching, #brooklyn-bird-club, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #owls

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Modern Love Podcast: No More Secrets

“Honesty is linear.” Relationships require work and redefining, year after year.

#alcoholic-beverages, #breast-cancer, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #new-york-city

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Placing Women on a Different Sort of Pedestal

Public monuments, and the artists who create them, are beginning to represent women and their achievements.

#art, #bergmann-meredith-artist, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #kentucky, #matthews-amanda-1968, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sculpture, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Surprising Census Results in N.Y.C.

The self-response rate was higher than predicted, equaling the 2010 count despite what the mayor called “so many more challenges in the way.” 

#books-and-literature, #census, #census-bureau, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #menin-julie, #new-york-city, #sendak-maurice

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Amy Cooper Made 2nd 911 Call to Falsely Accuse Black Bird-Watcher

Prosecutors said Ms. Cooper called the police twice, saying she had not only been threatened but had been assaulted by a man in Central Park who had asked her to leash her dog.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #discrimination, #police-department-nyc

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Central Park Birder Turns Clash Into Graphic Novel About Racism

The impressionistic novel from Christian Cooper features a Black teenager who looks at birds through binoculars and instead sees the faces of Black people who have been killed by the police.

#cartoons-and-cartoonists, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #comic-books-and-strips, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #dc-comics, #graphic-novels, #martinez-alitha-e, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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For Three Suffragists, a Monument Well Past Due

Central Park will soon unveil its first sculpture depicting nonfictional female figures. “The fact that nobody even noticed that women were missing in Central Park — what does that say about the invisibility of women?”

#2020-suffrage, #anthony-susan-b, #bergmann-meredith-artist, #black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #sculpture, #stanton-elizabeth-cady, #truth-sojourner, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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With Covid-19, a Seismic Quiet Like No Other

Coronavirus shutdowns led to “the longest and most coherent global seismic noise reduction in recorded history,” scientists report.

#barbados, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #earthquakes, #geology, #noise, #research, #science-journal, #your-feed-science

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How the Central Park Barber Spends His Sundays

Herman James has set up shop under a pergola near Strawberry Fields, where he has provided free haircuts since May.

#barbers-and-barbering, #brownsville-brooklyn-ny, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #hair, #james-herman-1988, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc

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When a Corporate Picnic Plus Shakespeare Is Anything but Routine

For a Cantor Fitzgerald lawyer, a summer ritual in Central Park is a reminder of how New York can heal the hurting.

#cantor-fitzgerald-lp, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #hair-play, #henry-v-play, #julius-caesar-play, #shakespeare-in-the-park, #theater

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Amy Cooper’s 911 Call, and What’s Happened Since

The white woman who called police on a Black bird watcher in Central Park is facing charges. But not everyone agrees that’s the right course of action.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brown-aya-1995, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #discrimination, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls

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Amy Cooper Faces Charges After Calling Police on Black Bird Watcher

Ms. Cooper was captured on video calling the police after Christian Cooper asked her to keep her dog on a leash in Central Park.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #police-department-nyc

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How 2 Lives Collided in Central Park, Rattling the Nation

The inside story of the black birder and the white woman walking her dog, whose encounter stirred wrenching conversations about racism and white privilege.

#audubon-society-new-york-city, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #floyd-george-d-2020, #franklin-templeton-limited-duration-income-trust, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity

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Christo, Artist Who Wrapped and Festooned on an Epic Scale, Dies at 84

Mountains, museums, bridges and Central Park were just some of what he used to make astonishing and popular art with his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.

#arkansas-river, #art, #australia, #berlin-germany, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #christo, #deaths-obituaries, #floating-piers-exhibit, #jeanne-claude

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Coronavirus, Racism and Injustice: No One Is Coming to Save Us

Eventually doctors will find a coronavirus vaccine, but black people will continue to wait for a cure for racism.

#black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #louisville-ky, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

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The Central Park Video and #LivingWhileBlack in New York City

The confrontation between a black bird watcher and a white woman walking her dog reminded many black residents that a diverse city can also be hostile.

#black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #discrimination, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

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Why Amy Cooper’s Use of ‘African-American’ Stung

In a racist confrontation with a black bird-watcher in Central Park, her choice of words was striking.

#black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #discrimination, #franklin-templeton-limited-duration-income-trust, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper: A Confrontation in the Park

Readers react to articles about a white dog walker who called the police about a black bird-watcher.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #race-and-ethnicity, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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How White Women Use Themselves as Instruments of Terror

There are too many noosed necks, charred bodies and drowned souls for them to deny knowing precisely what they are doing.

#black-people, #capital-punishment, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #lynching, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #stinney-george-j-jr, #whites, #women-and-girls

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Amy Cooper Leveraged Racial Power and Failed

Historically speaking, when white people are afraid, it is usually people of color who get hurt.

#black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #discrimination, #minorities, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #social-media, #whites, #women-and-girls

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Christian Cooper, That Central Park Incident and His Feelings About Her Fate

Christian Cooper is already back birding at Central Park. “I’m not excusing the racism,” he said. “But I don’t know if her life needed to be torn apart.”

#birds, #black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #cooper-christian-birder, #discrimination, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #race-and-ethnicity

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Amy Cooper Represents the Racism I Haven’t Missed During Quarantine

The video of a white woman threatening a black man in Central Park illustrates exactly why I’m so relieved to be spending more time inside.

#black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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White Woman Apologizes for Calling Police on Black Man in Central Park

Video of the incident touched off intense discussions about the history of black people being falsely reported to the police.

#black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-media

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Fulfilling the Promise of Our Cities in This Time of Coronavirus

It’s a dark hour for America’s cities, but they’re critical to building a better nation.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #poverty, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas

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Evangelical Leader Franklin Graham Responds to Critics of Samaritan’s Purse Central Park Field Hospital

His critics accuse him of discriminating against L.G.B.T. people. “Just because I don’t agree doesn’t mean I’m against them,” he said.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #epidemics, #evangelical-movement, #graham-franklin, #hospitals, #muslims-and-islam, #samaritans-purse, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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What Phone Calls Have Given Me That Video Chat Can’t

Just as I’m imagining their environment, their clothes, their gestures, they’re imagining me. We’re making a cocoon where only the two of us live.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #friendship, #los-angeles-calif, #senses-and-sensation

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Chicago Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages Starting in 2021

After the City Council’s vote on Friday, operators will be unable to renew their licenses and the city will stop issuing new ones.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animals, #carriages, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #chicago-ill, #horses, #humane-society-of-the-united-states, #people-for-the-ethical-treatment-of-animals, #politics-and-government

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Treating Coronavirus in a Central Park ‘Hot Zone’

They’ve set up field hospitals in wartime, after natural disasters and during disease outbreaks overseas. But this is a first.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #samaritans-purse, #tents

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Franklin Graham Says He Is Being Harassed Over Central Park Hospital

The evangelical leader’s relief group has been criticized for requiring workers at its field hospital to say they oppose same-sex marriage.

#cathedral-church-of-st-john-the-divine-manhattan-ny, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #graham-franklin, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #samaritans-purse, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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Coronavirus Cases in N.Y.C. Near 4,000; Brooklyn Count Soars: Live Updates

A surge in new infections coincided with an increase in testing capacity in New York State, and Connecticut delayed its primary.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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