Posts Tagged ‘Central Park’

Jonathan Kuhn Keeps Art Alive

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Park-Life600 By Elena Oumano The day after the Twin Towers fell, Jonathan Kuhn and his two young sons headed for the woodland solace of Central Park’s North End Ravine, where a lone man was catching crayfish in the stream. Nearly 12 years later, the director of arts & antiquities for NYC’s Parks Department walks several times [&hellip
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Letters

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Intrusive Bike Share To the Editor: Down in Community Board 2, the Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a bike share station in Father Fagan Square, a half-acre park that commemorates four local heroes who died attempting to save others trapped in burning buildings. Responding to requests from the Community Board and local civic groups, as well [&hellip
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Olympic Sprinters Trained in Central Park

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

by Amanda Woods Four sprinters who will compete in this year’s Olympics, many of them record-setters and breakers, trained for their lifelong dream competition in one of New York City’s most popular jogging spots: Central Park. Erison Hurtault, who will compete in the 400-meter dash; Julius Mutekanga, who will take on the 800-meter dash; Jeremy [&hellip
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New HBO Documentary Focuses on the Bird, Birdwatchers of Central Park

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

HBO launched a documentary on Monday that explores a unique facet of New York City personality: the bird-watching community of Central Park. Birders: The Central Park Effect, directed by New York nature lover Jeffrey Kimball, chronicles four seasons in the lives of both the birders and the wild birds they admire year-round in the oasis [&hellip
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Some of the Great Things to do in New York City by Age 15

Written by New York Family on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Plus, some really good alternatives! By Eric Messinger I guess you could think of this as a list of greatest hits—the New York City places, institutions and experiences that offer children the biggest wows, the most fun and some truly impactful and inspiring learning moments. Of course, our children are so lucky to have all [&hellip
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Can You Guess the Downtown Locales of Willow Smith’s New Video?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town Downtown

“I am Me” video showcases some pretty NYC spots There are many people who would argue that New York City, intrinsically, seems to have its own personality. Its diversity, culture, and scope that come naturally with a city so large aren’t only a part of a New Yorker’s life, but seem to permeate the works [&hellip
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Who’s Really Behind That Furry Costume? A Look at NYC’s Elmo Impersonators

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An Elmo impersonator was arrested and subsequently hospitalized Sunday outside the Central Park Zoo for shouting, among other things, anti-Semitic obscenities at passersby. (by Alissa Fleck) An investigation into Elmo’s background uncovered the man, who gave the name Adam Sandler, formerly ran a Cambodian pornography site. Additionally, Gothamist revealed Elmo-gone-crazy-in-the-park is by no means an [&hellip
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Daniel Sullivan Helms a Winning “As You Like It”

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Photo by Joan Marcus. Here’s a mini-history lesson to go along with Daniel Sullivan’s marvelous new staging of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a perfect fit for the Public’s annual Shakespeare in the Park presentation (now celebrating its 50th anniversary): it comes on the heels of several underwhelming neutered versions of the Bard’s work. Last year’s All’s Well That [&hellip
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Go the Way of the Horse and Buggy

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

FW-Horse Carriage2(as) A citywide ban on horse-drawn carriages is long overdue By Elizabeth Forel New York is one of the most congested cities in the world. It is no place for slow-moving horses pulling flimsy carriages mixed in with taxis, fire trucks, police cars and buses. In January 2006, a horrific accident occurred on 9th Avenue and [&hellip
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