Hudson River Greenway Bike Path Opens With a Flourish

by - May 21, 2010 at 8:32 am - - 1 Comment

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The last link in the bike path that connects Battery Park City to the George Washington Bridge was opened to the public on Thursday with music and a ceremonial ribbon cutting. No longer will bikers Read More / Comment »

Final Link in Hudson River “Greenway” Almost Finished

by - May 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm - - 2 Comments

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Bicyclists and runners who use the Hudson River path that stretches from Battery Park City to the George Washington Bridge have had to make a detour at 83rd Street that takes them away from the river. But that’s about to change. Read More / Comment »

Tourist Helicopters Banned From Flying Over Central Park

by - May 1, 2010 at 12:12 am - - 1 Comment

helicopter4Activists fighting to preserve the peace in Central Park are having quite a week. First, the parks department dropped plans to put a bubble over the tennis courts in the park at 94th Street, and now the city has issued new rules Read More / Comment »

Rabies Update: More than 100 Rabid Raccoons Found, At Least 233 Vaccinated

by - April 30, 2010 at 12:50 am - - Comments Off on Rabies Update: More than 100 Rabid Raccoons Found, At Least 233 Vaccinated

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

By Melissa of Out walking the dog
On a bright, sunny day at the end of March, a white pickup truck with the letters USDA emblazoned across its side cruised slowly along the paths of Riverside Park. Read More / Comment »

Plans Scrapped for Central Park Tennis Bubble

by - April 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm - - Comments Off on Plans Scrapped for Central Park Tennis Bubble

Community activists won a big battle this week, as the New York City Parks Department has apparently dropped plans to place a 35-foot bubble over the tennis courts in Central Park so people can play in the winter, the Post reported today. Read More / Comment »

Lincoln Center Grass Roof Opens Soon

by - April 25, 2010 at 11:35 am - - 2 Comments

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As you can see by the above picture, Lincoln Center is getting close to opening the sloping glass roof that will sit on top of a restaurant just off of 65th Street on the Lincoln Center campus. The scheduled opening date is Read More / Comment »

Earth Day Special: How and Where to Recycle Bags

by - April 22, 2010 at 1:56 pm - - Comments Off on Earth Day Special: How and Where to Recycle Bags

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Robin Koo is a lifelong Upper West Side resident and a teacher who will write an occasional column on recycling in the neighborhood.

By Robin Koo
We’re commemorating Earth Day’s 40th anniversary today and I’d like to celebrate by sharing with my neighbors some tips about recycling various items like Read More / Comment »

A Car-Free Plaza in Front of Lincoln Center?

by - April 20, 2010 at 9:04 am - - Comments Off on A Car-Free Plaza in Front of Lincoln Center?

After redesigning Times Square and Herald Square to keep cars out, the city is turning its sights on other parts of the city, including the Upper West Side. Dante Park, the small plaza across Read More / Comment »

UWS Dog-Walker Speaks Out: “This Thing Isn’t Mine”

by - April 19, 2010 at 12:21 am - - 9 Comments

dogwalking1Editor’s Note: Katie Barry writes an occasional column about being young and single on the Upper West Side.

By Katie Barry
I never thought I’d be in this place, but here I am: dog-walking. Read More / Comment »

Sierra Club Joins Fight Against Central Park Tennis Bubble

by - April 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm - - Comments Off on Sierra Club Joins Fight Against Central Park Tennis Bubble

tennisA petition drive to stop the city parks department from putting a bubble over the Central Park tennis courts has gained steam, garnering 1,200 signatures and support from a prominent Read More / Comment »

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