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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic to Collect Fan Photos for 50th Season of Summer Parks Concerts

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the series, which will run from June 17 through 23.
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WNYC Digital

Remember That Time Wolves Were Maybe Coming to Central Park?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Yes, this was an April Fools joke from the 90s. That doesn't mean intrepid journalist Amy Eddings didn't give this story all her effort. If you're jonesing for her voice, here's a treat.

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WNYC News

Bill to Ban Horse Carriages Prompts Dueling Rallies

Monday, December 08, 2014

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The New York City Council is considering a law that would ban horse carriages by 2016. But teamsters and other labor leaders oppose the bill.

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Transportation Nation

NYPD Targets Scofflaw Cyclists

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cyclists, be on alert: The NYPD is targeting riders who break the rules of the road, as part of a two-week ticket blitz called “Operation Safe Cycle.”

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A Tour of 1970s Central Park

Monday, August 11, 2014

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A Casual Summertime Journey Through a Sprawling Municipal Treasure
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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Walter Dean Myers, A 'Bad Boy' in Central Park

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Eric Poindexter reads an excerpt from Bad Boy, a memoir by Walter Dean Myers, who died July 1st.

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Conducting Business

Why Parks Concerts Are No Picnic for Musicians

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Outdoor summer concerts present many hazards: relentless mosquitoes, noisy airplanes, chatty audiences, and stages baked by the afternoon sun. In this podcast, hear stories from the trenches.

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WNYC News

Central Park 5 Say Despite $40 Million Settlement, Scars Remain

Friday, June 27, 2014

What was supposed to be victory speech, closing the chapter on a decades-long struggle to clear their names, turned into a tearful ceremony outside City Hall on Friday.

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WQXR Blog

Central Park's Bandshell Gets a (Modest) New Shine

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The long-neglected Naumburg Bandshell has undergone a cosmetic cleaning, and the structure's gold leaf inscription, below the edge of the stage, has been given a fresh gilding.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Frederick Law Olmsted Made Parks an Essential Part of American Life

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The visionary landscape architect created Central Park, Prospect Park, Boston's "Emerald Necklace," and more.

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WNYC News

Central Park's Newest Resident: a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Monday, June 02, 2014

A bird that usually just passes through Central Park may now be nesting there — for the first time in the park's recorded history. And birders have checked records going back to 1866.

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WNYC News

Migrating Birds Make Pit Stop in Central Park

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

May is peak migration and it's drawing birders to Central Park in hopes of catching a glimpse of some of the more than 100 species passing through our area.

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WNYC News

See Central Park's $38 Million Renovation of Tavern on The Green

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Five years after going bankrupt, the iconic Central Park eatery has reopened with Victorian Gothic details, new plumbing and a menu that promises locally-sourced ingredients. Check out our photo gallery.

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WNYC News

This $90M View Could Slice into Your Sunshine

Monday, April 14, 2014

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A growing coalition of preservationists and neighbors want the city to protect Central Park from shadows emanating from the new super slim towers rising around 57th street.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shadows Over Central Park

Monday, April 14, 2014

A new tall building is casting a giant shadow on certain parts of Central Park. Janet Babin, WNYC economic development reporter, talks about several more planned tall buildings, and what some activists and residents are doing to try to keep the shadows out of the park.

 

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WNYC News

Time Running Out for Carriage Horses

Monday, February 17, 2014

WNYC

Central Park is hosting its last carriage rides, if Mayor de Blasio has his way.

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WNYC News

Goodbye to NYC's Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Central Park horse-drawn carriage drivers are up in arms over the mayor-elect's announcement that he's putting an end to their business.

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WNYC News

With No Review, New Skyscrapers Darken Central Park

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The tall buildings rising up along 57th Street are going through without public review or environmental input—and will soon cast long shadows over some of the park’s most popular spots.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Central Park Bioblitz

Thursday, October 31, 2013

On August 26 and 27th, scientists and students descended on Central Park and worked around the clock to tally the species of flora and fauna found there. Called the Bioblitz, this census was developed by the Central Park Conservancy and Macaulay Honor College at CUNY to measure the park’s biodiversity. ...

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Transportation Nation

NYC's Summer Streets 2013 Includes Car-Free Central Park

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

WNYC

Pedestrians and cyclists, start your engines: Central Park's East and West Drives will be just for you. At least until Labor Day.

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