Posts Tagged ‘Central Park’

Notable New Yorkers Reveal Their Sacred City Spots

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By Emily Thomas “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice in the classic children’s story by Lewis Carroll. The well-known phrase became an adage for 9-year-old Jeryl Brunner when she wandered into Central Park and discovered the sculpture of Alice atop a bronze mushroom reaching for the White Rabbit’s pocketwatch. “I remember looking at the statue and [&hellip
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City Week: September 17 – September 23

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Allen Houston Friday, September 17 Russian Revolution—Poet Alex Galper introduces Battleship Potemkin, considered one of the world’s most influential films. The Sergei Eisenstein film commemorates the uprising aboard a battleship, one of the pivotal events of the Russian Revolution of 1905. Rubin Museum of [&hellip
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Stick Up in Riverside

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Two people were robbed at gunpoint in Riverside Park Aug. 30. A 21-year-old Brooklyn resident from Romania was sitting with his co-worker, a 21-year-old woman from Great Neck, Long Island, in the park around West 66th Street at 12:10 a.m. Four men, they told police, surrounded them and one displayed a fire arm. “Don’t move. [&hellip
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Ecofest Fights For Survival

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By Allen Houston Ecofest, an event organized by the West Side Cultural Center in city parks for the past 21 years, is fighting extinction. In May, the organization was denied a permit to host its annual day-long celebration in Central Park Oct. 10. The group appealed the decision in June, but that request was also [&hellip
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Make Way for West Side Ducklings

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By Alexandra Waldhorn With help from students at P.S. 166 on West 89th Street, five little ducklings made their way from the shade of a schoolyard evergreen bush to a lake in Central Park, near West 100th Street. Last month, a wild female mallard duck unexpectedly chose to lay six eggs in the school’s Reading [&hellip
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