This organization is bringing the first monument honoring a woman to Central Park

This organization is bringing the first monument honoring a woman to Central Park

It took over seventy years of advocacy for women to be granted the right to vote in the United States. Determined, pioneering citizens such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.…

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People are going crazy over this family of raccoons living at Central Park

People are going crazy over this family of raccoons living at Central Park

While many of us struggle to cope with recent events and all the streses of our complicated lives, these bashful bandits remind us that, sometimes, you just have to take a break and…

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Horse carriage saga continues as de Blasio's latest bill collapses in City Council

Horse carriage saga continues as de Blasio's latest bill collapses in City Council

Related: New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses Via NY Times Images via Shutterstock (1, 2) central park, horse-drawn carriage, horse-drawn…

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Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Related: Snag a Piece of NYC History at the Landmark Preservation Commission’s Architectural Salvage Auction Via The New Yorker New York City Grid, John Randel, Jr.,…

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Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stance on horses in Central Park has shifted quite a bit since his campaign days two years ago. Back then, he took up the cause to ban the park’s historic…

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New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

The New York City Council is gearing up to launch a bill that would make major changes for horse-drawn carriages and pedicabs in Central Park. The proposal involves moving horse stables…

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Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

    If you were in Central Park yesterday, no, you weren't seeing double. You were seeing Twinning. A special Tandem Bike Parade with…

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NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

“Prospect Park has always been my family’s backyard. That’s a sentiment New Yorkers in every borough feel about their parks. Making the loop drives in Central and Prospect Parks…

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6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Arguably our favorite garden in the city, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an ideal place to see the first signs of spring in New York City. Bright yellow buds on…

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Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever sold in New York City

Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever sold in New York City

The 10,923-square-foot condo is housed in the luxurious mixed-used building on West 57th between Sixth and Seventh avenues. At 1,000-feet-tall, One57 is currently the tallest…

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Is the Central Park Loop About to Become Car-Free?

Is the Central Park Loop About to Become Car-Free?

Could a car-free Central Park Loop be in New York City's future? Manhattan City Council members Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine recently introduced a bill that would test the idea by…

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Horse-Drawn Carriages Anger Animal Lovers at New York Fashion Week

Horse-Drawn Carriages Anger Animal Lovers at New York Fashion Week

Argentine designer Victor de Souza's New York Fashion Week show drew crowds last week, but not everyone was there to see the clothes. Many were protesters from PETA, NYCLASS, and the…

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Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Did you know that there's no need to trek all the way upstate to go camping? Whether it's waking up to birds chirping in Van Cortlandt Park or staring up at the starry sky from the…

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Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

NYC's annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists…

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10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

Earth Under the Spotlight Get up close and personal with Mother Earth as you collect rocks, survey soil, and study pond water in High Rock Park. Examine samples of these elements under…

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Horseless Electric Carriages Debut at the New York Auto Show

Horseless Electric Carriages Debut at the New York Auto Show

Animal Rights Group NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets) commissioned the model prototype in hopes of creating a permanent replacement for Central Park horse…

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PHOTOS: The New Tavern on the Green is Aiming for LEED Silver Certification

PHOTOS: The New Tavern on the Green is Aiming for LEED Silver Certification

As most New Yorkers now know from reading the numerous anticipatory articles about the re-opening, Tavern On The Green was originally a sheepfold built in 1870 to house 200 sheep who…

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Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring Local Ingredients

Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring Local Ingredients

After two years of renovations and a series of hold ups, Central Park's historic Tavern on the Green restaurant is finally set to reopen this month. Philadelphia restaurateurs Jim…

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Liam Neeson Clashes with Mayor de Blasio on NYC Horse Carriage Ban

Liam Neeson Clashes with Mayor de Blasio on NYC Horse Carriage Ban

You probably know Liam Neeson for his Taken movie series, but now the actor has taken a starring role in the fight against Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed horse carriage ban. Last…

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Newly Renovated Tavern on the Green Slated to Re-Open This Month

Newly Renovated Tavern on the Green Slated to Re-Open This Month

After years of being shuttered, Central Park’s historic Tavern on the Green will soon be reopening to the public. Originally built in 1871, the restaurant was recently given a $15.9…

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Winter Jam 2014: Ski, Sled and Snowboard on a Giant Mountain of Snow Today In New York!

Winter Jam 2014: Ski, Sled and Snowboard on a Giant Mountain of Snow Today In New York!

If you've been shaking your fist at Old Man Winter these past few weeks, here's a chance to experience all of that snow from Hercules and Janus in a whole new light. On January 25th,…

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Tavern on the Green Slated to Reopen This Month with Local Food-Filled Menu

Tavern on the Green Slated to Reopen This Month with Local Food-Filled Menu

The long-awaited resurrection of New York’s historic Tavern on the Green restaurant is slated to make its big debut later this month. The reconstructed Central Park gem, which is now…

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Bill de Blasio Says “It’s Over” for Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park

Bill de Blasio Says “It’s Over” for Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park

Horse-drawn carriages might soon be a thing of the past if Bill de Blasio has his way. The mayor-elect recently vowed to end the use of hansom cabs in Central Park at a press…

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Super-Skinny Skyscraper Taller Than the Empire State Building Gets Approval for Midtown NYC

Super-Skinny Skyscraper Taller Than the Empire State Building Gets Approval for Midtown NYC

It’s skinny, it's taller than the Empire State Building and it’s coming to Midtown. SHoP Architects’ super-slim, 1,350-foot-tall tower just got the “ok, you can build…

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What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

If you're a fan of the Roosevelt Island Tram, imagine how cool it would be if those amazing panoramic views of Manhattan actually became part of your daily commute from Queens to…

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