The Upper West Side has been seeing more than its fair share of rats lately – and they’re not the kind that can whip up gourmet meals while cracking wise in Patton Oswalt’s voice.
Last year, the Upper West Side nabbed the dubious honor of becoming the most rat-infested part of the Read More
New Yorkers have had four whole days to enjoy the city’s parks system after days trapped inside during Hurricane Sandy. We hope that was enough time to fully recover from cabin fever, because the parks department has announced that it is closing all city parks tomorrow at noon.
Worried that the approaching Nor’easter will knock down precarious branches, the Parks Department has decided to shut the public out of the parks until Thursday, Nov. 8 at noon. Of course, if the storm leaves extensive damage to the already branch and leaf-strewn parks, that re-opening time might get pushed back.
At last week’s opening of Jane’s Carousel, perhaps the only person more excited than the legion of children and Ms. Walentas herself was Adrian Benepe, the city’s Parks Department Commissioner. “I guess it comes with the territory of being a conservator of carousels,” Mr. Benepe told The Observer, finishing off the last of his bag of popcorn. By Mr. Benepe’s count, there are now at least 10, perhaps 12, carousels in the city, depending on how you count them. With the exception of one at Coney Island, all are found in the city’s parks.
The Wall Street Journal adds its voice to the recent spate of stories about the still fruitless negotiations between labor and incoming Tavern operator Dean Poll that would allow one of New York City’s most storied restaurants to finally reopen.
According to the Journal, “The sticking points include the naming of an arbitrator and Read More
The city’s playgrounds, courts and ballfields received poor marks in a report released today by the nonprofit New Yorkers for Parks, “Spotlight on Recreation: A Report Card on Parks Project.”
Between June and August of 2007, the group inspected 49 randomly selected parks in the five boroughs, three times each, and Read More
Some people like to celebrate the Summer Solstice with bonfires and pagan rituals. Others might prefer an evening picnic. Whatever your inclination, there are a bunch of activities this weekend to commemorate the longest day and shortest night of the year on June 21. Most of them are even free!