Posts Tagged ‘Central Park’

Upcoming New York City Bike Events

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Bike Show, Breaking News, Lifestyle

Bike Expo NYC May 3-5  Pier 36—Basketball City, South & Montgomery Sts. bikenewyork.org Presented by Eastern Mountain Sports, this expo will have manufacturers including Shimano, Raleigh, Timbuk2, TrailRail and VIVA showcasing their stuff, as well as hands-on programming throughout the three-day event. Thinking about touring the country on your bike? Eastern Mountain Sports will be [&hellip
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The Voice Heard Around the Upper West Side

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, Lifestyle, Our Town, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

Meet Michael McGlone By Andrea Barbuti If you hear a distinctive voice in Central Park reciting, “Could switching to Geico really save you 15 percent or more on car insurance?” it’s probably the real thing. “The Geico guy,” as many people around the country know him, makes his home on the Upper West Side. Besides [&hellip
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No Horsing Around this Time

Written by Anam Baig on . Posted in News Our Town

Will the Central Park horses finally be outlawed? By Anam Baig and Sean Creamer Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages have been a traditional New York City tourist attraction since the 1930s, but animal rights activists have been pushing for years to close the stables, free the horses and find them a home outside the Big Apple. [&hellip
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More Bikes, Less Cars in Central Park

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

A new shift is about to once again change the battling dynamic between vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians traveling through Central Park. In the coming weeks, the Central Park Conservancy and the Department of Transportation will be jointly presenting a plan to community boards 7 (Upper West Side) and 8 (Upper East Side) outlining their plans [&hellip
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No Horsing Around this Time

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

FW-Horse Carriage2(as)_1 Will the Central Park horses finally be outlawed? By Anam Baig and Sean Creamer Central Park’s horse-drawn carriages have been a traditional New York City tourist attraction since the 1930s, but animal rights activists have been pushing for years to close the stables, free the horses and find them a home outside the Big Apple. [&hellip
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2012 OTTY Awards: Neighborhood Girl Who Runs the Met

Written by Paulette Safdieh on . Posted in News Our Town, OTTY Awards, Our Town, Special Sections

By Paulette Safdieh Visitors come to the Upper East Side from all over the world for a bite to eat at Serendipity 3 or a carriage ride through Central Park, but most of all to spend some time visiting Museum Mile. Our famed museums along 5th Avenue keep our neighborhood bustling with culture and give [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Lifestyle, Our Town

Tapped In: Notes from the Neighborhood CAR WASH WORKERS TARGET UES OWNER Last Friday, a group of car wash workers rallied at LMC Car Wash on East 109th Street to protest what they claim is its mistreatment of workers and to campaign for better working conditions. The car wash is one of about 20 in New York City operated by Lage Management Company; owner John Lage was ordered to [&hellip
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New York Family: New York Estate of Mind

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Family

art388nar Celebrated Playwright And Author Theresa Rebeck Tackles New York City Real Estate And Family Ties In Her Latest Novel By Brittany McNamara In her new novel “Twelve Rooms with a View,” acclaimed playwright and novelist Theresa Rebeck introduces the character of Tina, a cash-strapped woman who learns on the day of her mother’s funeral that [&hellip
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Horsedrawn Carriages May Be Forced Into Retirement

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Assemblymember Rosenthal re-doubles effort to ban horse-drawn carriages in NYC. “Handsome cabs,” the horse-drawn carriages and tourist draw that occupy much of Central Park and environs, may be about to have their “licenses suspended” indefinitely. The proposed retirement plan was brought to State Legislators by Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan), [&hellip
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