Inside New York’s Throwback Roller-Skating Extravaganza

Music is the key to a summertime experience for pros and amateurs called the DiscOasis in Central Park. Its curator: the funk-disco guru and lifelong skater Nile Rodgers.

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In Juneteenth Celebration, New Yorkers Commemorate Seneca Village

On Juneteenth, a commemoration tells the story of a community that was displaced when the park was created in the 1850s.

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Central Park Has a New “Fastest Known Time”

Oz Pearlman, better known as Oz the Mentalist, ran 19 loops of Central Park — 116 miles — in a single day.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #records-and-achievements, #running, #ultramarathon-running

Central Park Brush Fires May Have Been Deliberately Set, Officials Say

A series of fires in the park’s North Woods section were extinguished without injuries or serious damage.

#arson, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #fires-and-firefighters, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

If Rover Can Make It Here, Perhaps Bald Eagles Can Make It Anywhere

A white-headed raptor has been preying on smaller birds in Central Park. It’s come a long way since conservationists affixed aluminum bands to its legs four years ago.

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Theodore Roosevelt Statue Removal Begins at Museum of Natural History

The equestrian monument to Roosevelt, which has stirred protests as a symbol of colonialism and racism, is leaving its plinth, in pieces.

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Seneca Village and the Search for the Black Utopia

Seneca Village has more stories to tell about Black lives in New York City.

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Tony Kushner, Oracle of the Upper West Side

The most important living American playwright has a number of new projects on the horizon — and plenty more to say about how to make and enjoy art in an era of ongoing turbulence.

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The Best New York City Marathon Photos of the Past 50 Years

The New York City Marathon’s 50th running is on Sunday. This is the story of one race, five boroughs, dozens of champions and over a million hopeful runners.

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New Supertalls Test the Limits, as the City Consults an Aging Playbook

Only three of New York’s 25 tallest residential buildings — and none of the towers on Billionaires’ Row — have completed building safety tasks required by the city.

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New York City Needs Green Solutions to Flooding

Hurricane Ida ravaged places that were once stream beds and wetlands.

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New Development Returns, Along With New Holdouts

After a pandemic lull, colorful tenants and homeowners are once again tangling with developers over megaprojects.

#buildings-structures, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #condominiums, #demolition, #long-island-city-queens-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny

An Upper East Side Triplex for $60 Million, or $20 Million Over Ask

The penthouse, overlooking the Central Park reservoir, was sold by the Swiss financier Jacqui Safra. The closing was the second largest so far this year.

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Tropical Storm Henri Brings Power Outages and Record Rain to Northeast

The storm was expected to continue dumping rain across the region through Monday night, prompting flood watches in several states.

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Central Park Concert Draws Thousands to Cheer New York’s Comeback

Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson were set to celebrate the city’s emergence after the hardships of the pandemic, even as the spread of the Delta variant has driven up cases again.

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City Plans Central Park Concert for the Vaccinated: LL Cool J, Santana and More

LL Cool J, Elvis Costello, Andrea Bocelli, Carlos Santana and the New York Philharmonic will join Bruce Springsteen in performances Aug. 21 on the Great Lawn.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #music, #new-york-city, #television, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records, #we-love-nyc-the-homecoming-concert

Positive Coronavirus Test Halts Shakespeare in the Park for Third Night

“Merry Wives,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, had already pushed back its opening night by nearly two weeks after an injury to its leading man.

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No Place to Go When You Need to Go? These New Yorkers Have Ideas

The pandemic ignited a conversation about the use of public space, but the city’s lack of public restrooms has led to long lines and some uncomfortable situations.

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Manhattan Listings That Have Lingered

Some properties have been unable to find buyers for several years, predating the pandemic slump.

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Trump Sues N.Y.C. for Ending Golf Course Contract After Capitol Riot

The Trump Organization, which had a 20-year contract to operate a public golf course in the Bronx, claims it was unfairly targeted.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Modern Love Podcast: No More Secrets

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

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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.

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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.” 

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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.

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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.

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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?”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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