Posts Tagged ‘Central Park’

A Few of My Favorite Things

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I love summer, a time when I forcibly inject hedonism into my hectic life. I desert John Stuart Mill and even Woody Allen, who believe pleasure is merely the absence of pain. Afternoons I enter Central Park at Sixth Avenue and start breathing pure air deeply. A cardinal and his red-crested wife fly by. A [&hellip
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THEY’VE HAD IT WITH HELICOPTERS

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Each weekend, writer Sam Leff hears the buzzing of helicopters flying over his house and areas of the park where he walks and bikes. One afternoon, he saw two within five minutes in the West 70s. “Particularly in the last number of months, there seems to be an extreme increase in the number of helicopters,” [&hellip
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GALE BREWER IN COLOR

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The day after Council Member Gale Brewer cast her vote against the successful term-limit extension, she spent her afternoon hunkered down in the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, a public access studio. Brewer filmed three episodes of This Side of Central Park, her new public access show. The shows, which will air over the next three months, [&hellip
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MOMS FOR CAR-FREE PARK

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A group of mothers rallied against the cars that traverse Central Park at excessive speeds, enter the park during car-free periods and engage in other behaviors that are unfriendly toward pedestrians. On Oct. 7, the stroller-clad group, called Mobilized Mothers, along with Borough President Scott Stringer and Council Member Gale Brewer, marched from Central Park [&hellip
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FREE AS A BIRD

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A Harris hawk takes flight during Central Park’s annual Falconry Extravaganza, held on Oct. 5. Visitors to the East Meadow were treated to up-close views of several birds of prey, including eagles, kestrels and hawks, as well as flight demonstrations where the birds displayed their skills in the air. The event was sponsored by the [&hellip
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FAIRYTALE RIDE OR DATED ABUSE?

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Ricky is a 12-year-old pale gray Percheron with a draft horse’s powerfully muscled legs, a gentle demeanor and the ability to make gaggles of young would-be models squeal with delight. He pulls the white carriage with lavender trim that starred in the Disney movie Enchanted—kids are always recognizing it and begging their parents for a [&hellip
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