Raccoon Bites Woman in Central Park

by - July 8, 2010 at 11:24 am - - 2 Comments

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

Maybe the rabid raccoon epidemic isn’t over after all. About a month ago, a woman was sitting near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park when a raccoon came up behind her and bit her on the ankle Read More / Comment »

Rabid Raccoon Problem Appears to be Getting Better

by - July 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm - - Comments Off on Rabid Raccoon Problem Appears to be Getting Better

A rabies outbreak in Central Park that began last year has apparently begun to dissipate after the New York City Parks Department, the USDA and other agencies vaccinated hundreds of raccoons in New York’s parks. Read More / Comment »

Central Park Tennis Bubble Plan Could Rise from the Dead

by - June 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm - - Comments Off on Central Park Tennis Bubble Plan Could Rise from the Dead

tennisLandmark West is once again raising the alarm about the possibility of vinyl bubbles being put over the Central Park tennis courts at 96th Street, even though the parks department Read More / Comment »

Baby Killed by Tree Branch in Central Park

by - June 28, 2010 at 1:51 am - - Comments Off on Baby Killed by Tree Branch in Central Park

fallen+tree+central+parkA branch fell from a tree in the Central Park Zoo on Saturday afternoon and hit a 33-year-old woman holding her 6-month-old daughter. The baby was killed and her mother was critically injured. Read More / Comment »

Shirley Jones is Mad About Your Dog’s Filthy Habits

by - June 14, 2010 at 12:02 am - - 5 Comments

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By Shirley Jones
Do you see what I see? Dogs that relieve themselves on every pole, church and residential or commercial building. Read More / Comment »

Protected Bike Lanes Coming to Columbus Avenue

by - June 2, 2010 at 2:06 am - - 3 Comments

A protected bike lane like this one in Chelsea wil be coming to Columbus Avenue.

A protected bike lane like this one in Chelsea wil be coming to Columbus Avenue.

Columbus Avenue will be redesigned this summer to allow for a protected bike lane along the East side of the street from 96th to 77th Streets, creating a barrier between traffic and bicycles as well as concrete pedestrian islands on some blocks. Read More / Comment »

Falling Tree Branch Injures Three in Central Park

by - May 31, 2010 at 9:41 pm - - Comments Off on Falling Tree Branch Injures Three in Central Park

tree branchThree people were injured on Monday when a branch fell from a tree in Central Park around 74th Street and hit them. A family was apparently picnicking in the park near Read More / Comment »

Meet Victor, the Upper West Side’s Pigeon-Keeper

by - May 28, 2010 at 11:20 am - - Comments Off on Meet Victor, the Upper West Side’s Pigeon-Keeper

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By Melissa Cooper
Outdoors columnist
Once upon a time, flocks of domestic pigeons ruled the skies over Manhattan, spiraling like tiny tornadoes above the rooftops of the Upper West Side and Harlem. But the area has changed and rooftop pigeon coops have Read More / Comment »

Yes, John Lennon Was Shot Here. Now Move the Damn Tour Bus.

by - May 24, 2010 at 1:41 am - - 8 Comments

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Tour buses love to park at the corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West, often to let tourists gawk at the Dakota and the spot where John Lennon was fatally shot by Mark David Chapman in 1980. And it’s driving local residents nuts. Read More / Comment »

Sparrows Living Inside UWS Traffic Light

by - May 21, 2010 at 11:09 am - - Comments Off on Sparrows Living Inside UWS Traffic Light

birdsPut this in the “Only in New York” file. A family of sparrows has made a home inside a traffic signal on the Upper West Side, crawling in and out through a hole in the side of the signal Read More / Comment »

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