Raccoon Bites Woman in Central Park

July 8, 2010 by · 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

July 3, 2010 by · 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 »


Hudson River Greenway Bike Path Opens With a Flourish

May 21, 2010 by · 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

May 3, 2010 by · 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 »


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

April 30, 2010 by · 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 »


Lincoln Center Grass Roof Opens Soon

April 25, 2010 by · 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 »


Flower-Stealers Run Rampant in the Neighborhood

April 15, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

flowersThe flowers blooming on the Upper West Side are so beautiful, people can’t seem to keep their hands off of them.

Thieves have been yanking tulips and other plants right out of the ground on Read More / Comment »


The Central Park Coyote Appears to Have Left Us

April 9, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Central Park Coyote Appears to Have Left Us 

coyote5The Central Park coyote was a local celebrity for more than a month, living a peaceful and seemingly happy life in the Hallet Sanctuary in the Southeast corner of Central Park. But the coyote appears to be gone now. Read More / Comment »


The Strange Disappearance of Central Park’s Wild Bunnies

April 2, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Strange Disappearance of Central Park’s Wild Bunnies 

rabbitAs recently as four years ago, wild cottontail rabbits roamed Central Park, hopping through the fields and nibbling on greens. And then, quite suddenly, they disappeared. Read More / Comment »


The Casualties of Spring

March 23, 2010 by · Comments Off on The Casualties of Spring 

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Editor’s Note: This is a monthly Outdoors column by Melissa, who blogs at Out Walking the Dog.

About 10 days ago, a massive storm tore apart umbrellas all over the city. A Sunday morning stroll through a ravaged upper Broadway revealed bones, skin and entire carcasses strewn about the streets. Read More / Comment »


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