Posts Tagged ‘Central Park’

Casino Giant Wynn Inks Deal in New York

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

Wynn Wynn Resorts is the latest major casino company to contract with a New York lobbyist, inking a six-month, $60,000 deal this month with Albany lobbying firm LJM Rad. It’s no surprise the Las Vegas-based company would sign up a lobbyist in the state: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to legalize full-fledged casino gambling, the Legislature took [&hellip
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Kids Learn About the Great Outdoors

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

sheep-meadow-l By Jennifer Lehner You and the kids may be dyed-in-the-wool urbanites, but come summer, that doesn’t mean that you don’t crave cooling ocean breezes and sand between your toes, yearn for the chance to break out binoculars (you just have to find them first) and gaze up at the stars, and desperately want to set [&hellip
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After Resignation, Adrian Benepe Celebrates Central Park Anthology at the Strand

Written by NYPress on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

by Mayara Guimaraes A Central Park celebration took place yesterday at the Strand Bookstore, with Adrian Benepe, who announced his resignation as the city’s long time Parks Commissioner this Monday, opening a reading event where the contributors to the book Central Park: An Anthology commented on their experiences with the park and read their essays. [&hellip
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Are Horse Drawn Carriages Coming to an End?

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

They came from all walks of life, some in heavy horse suits despite midday June weather, to descend on the steps of City Hall and rally for an end to New York City’s horse-drawn carriages. (by Alissa Fleck) They are New Yorkers for Clean, Livable & Safe Streets (NYCLASS), as well as community members and [&hellip
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Blackboard Awards: Lindsay Werner, Life Lessons from the South Side to the Upper East Side

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

By Stephen Santulli Lindsay Werner’s third-grade students read classics and Shakespeare. They can predict how much money their lemonade stand will take in on a particular day based on the temperature outside. These are some of the advantages of teaching in the rarefied setting of Philosophy Day School, a small private school of about 150 [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

Compiled by Megan Bungeroth, Amanda Woods, Adel Manoukian ART AT THE ARSENAL Urban artists will gather June 18 for The Horticultural Society of New York’s Block Party to feature new and original street work in the Arsenal building at Central Park. The silent auction and meet-and-greet event benefits the Society’s GreenHouse Program, which provides horticultural [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth & Amanda Woods UWS Slasher Convicted A state Supreme Court jury found Upper West Side resident Julian Kurita guilty of second degree murder last week. Kurita was convicted of killing his father, Fumitaka Kurita, in their shared Upper West Side home on July 19, 2010. That night, police received a 911 [&hellip
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The Summer’s Five Hottest Shows

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, Theater, West Side Spirit

Best Theater-HARVEY by Andrew Eccles School may be out, but the hardworking kids in the New York theater scene still have homework to do this summer. Below, a list of the five most anticipated events of the 2012 summer season.   Harvey Hot on the heels of last year’s debut in The Normal Heart, two-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons (The [&hellip
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Pedal to the Pavement

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Best Bike Trail-Hudson River Greenway(as)_1 The best cycling spots around Manhattan and beyond To most New Yorkers, Manhattan-based cyclists seemed to be faced with their own unique set of obstacles: screeching cabs, distracted pedestrians, drivers unexpectedly opening their car doors in the bike lane during rush hour. The island, however, is also home to some of the best cycling routes [&hellip
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