Tag Archives: Central Park

Central Park Karen Fired By Manhattan Investment Firm

NPR reports: A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. Then, video shows her calling police and telling emergency operators that the man was threatening her and her dog. The woman, who has been identified as Amy Cooper, has apologized. “It was unacceptable. And you know words are just …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Central Park Karen Calls Cops On Black Man Simply For Asking Her Put Her Dog On A Leash

NBC News reports: A white woman called the NYPD and accused a black man of threatening her and her dog after an exchange that started when the man asked the woman to leash her dog in Central Park. Christian Cooper captured part of the exchange in a now-viral video that was posted to Twitter by his sister. The woman, later …

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Man Arrested In Terror Threat To Bomb Central Park

New York’s CBS affiliate reports: A man who allegedly threatened to blow up the “Alice in Wonderland” statue in Central Park was arrested after police found knives, rifle ammunition and what appeared to be three empty pipe bombs in his Manhattan apartment, prosecutors say. Kevin Fallon, 30, sent a group text to several people he knew around 8 p.m. on …

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Field Hospital Of Tents Goes Up In Central Park [VIDEO]

Patch New York reports: A field hospital is being built in Central Park’s East Meadow to expand Mount Sinai Hospital’s capacity as New York City hospitals are overwhelmed with patients coming in sick with coronavirus, city officials announced Sunday. The Central Park field hospital is the latest example of efforts to expand hospital capacity at Mount Sinai and at hospitals …

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Central Park Sees Cherry Blossoms In Mid-January

The Wall Street Journal reports: Some New Yorkers did a double-take as cherry blossoms flowered in Central Park over the past few days, thanks to unusually mild weather. Light-pink cherry blossoms are traditionally a sign of spring, when many cities hold festivals in their honor. But a stretch of unseasonably warm days recently has had some species of cherry trees …

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Trump Scrubs Name From Manhattan Skating Rinks

ABC New York reports: At two of President Trump’s oldest businesses — a pair of ice rinks in Central Park, which Trump has run since the 1980s — Trump Organization employees did something unusual in the past few weeks. They started removing the Trump name. Now, as skating season begins, the president’s name is gone from the boards around each …

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MANHATTAN: De Blasio Bans Cars From Central Park

AM New York reports: A car ban in Central Park will go into effect in June, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Twitter Friday morning. “Central Park goes car free in June. 24/7, 365 days a year — because parks are for people, not cars,” he wrote. Motorists will not be allowed on the “loop drives” below 72nd Street, the …

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NEW YORK CITY: Alt-Right Pizzagate Lunatics Disrupt Julius Caesar Performance Because Trump [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A production of “Julius Caesar” in Central Park was disrupted on Friday evening by two protesters who objected to the bloody scene in which the title character, played by an actor costumed and styled to resemble President Trump, is knifed to death. A woman who later identified herself on social media as Laura Loomer jumped …

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NEW YORK CITY: Man Critically Injured In Central Park Explosion, Bomb Squad On Scene, Fireworks Suspected

The explosion happened close to a memorial service for Holocaust activist Elie Wiesel, but despite what some are saying on Twitter, there’s no evidence that the incident is related. ABC News reports: A man was severely injured in an explosion in New York’s Central Park today, but it was not yet clear what caused the blast, police said. Three men …

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MORE HATE FALLOUT: Organizers Cancel Annual Central Park Celebration Of Mississippi Cuisine & Culture

From the New York-Mississippi Society: We, the founders of the Mississippi Picnic in Central Park and the New York-Mississippi Society, are officially canceling this year’s picnic in its 37th year. As a result of the unfortunate adoption of House Bill 1523, we have been informed that several concerned groups in New York City intend to demonstrate in protest of the …

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80,000 Greet Pope Francis In Central Park

USA Today reports: Pope Francis cruised through Central Park early Friday evening to the cheers of tens of thousands who stood in line at security checkpoints for hours to enter the site. Waving to the cheering crowds, Pope Francis’ motorcade made its way from 72nd Street down to near 59th Street as he passed through on his way from Our …

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NEW YORK CITY: Scalpers Hawk Tickets To Pope Francis Procession In Central Park

The New York Times reports: About 40,000 New York area residents learned on Thursday that they had won two tickets in a city-sponsored lottery to watch Pope Francis’ procession through Central Park on Sept. 25. A day later, many of them had been moved by the spirit of capitalism to offer those tickets on eBay and Craigslist, in some cases …

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NYC Sees Warmest Day In Seven Months

Millions of New Yorkers poured into the streets and the parks this weekend to enjoy the first real break in one of the longest, coldest winters in many years. The wind chill was back down in the low 40s last night, but still!

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De Blasio To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages

The New York Daily News reports that one of the first acts by Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio will be to ban horse-drawn carriages, which have long been the target of animal rights activists. “We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor …

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NEW YORK CITY: Philly Gay Couple To Reopen Tavern On The Green

Crain’s New York Business profiles the well-connected Philadelphia gay couple who will re-open Central Park’s legendary Tavern On The Green, which closed in bankruptcy in 2009 after almost 75 years in business. Philadelphia restaurateurs Jim Caiola and David Salama celebrated this summer when they were selected by the Bloomberg administration over several local heavyweights to run Tavern on the Green. …

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Afternoon View – Central Park

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Tourist Sues NYC Over “Lucky Bag” Sting

A tourist has filed a $1M lawsuit against New York City after he was arrested during a “lucky bag” sting in Central Park.  In the operation, police left popular electronics or handbags containing cash on park benches, then lurked nearby to see who would turn the found items in. Yakov Dubin, 49, says he was wrongly collared by police after …

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Central Park Reports On Damage

The Central Park Conservancy reports that hundreds of mature trees were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Some buildings, benches, and fencing were also damaged or ruined.  The park remains closed until the danger from falling limbs has been dealt with.  (Yesterday my neighbor, who is a park volunteer, was in tears describing the famous Promenade.  I’m afraid to even go look …

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$100 Million Gift For Central Park

Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson has donated $100M to the Central Park Conservancy. His gift is believed to be the largest personal donation to any park in American history. John Paulson, 56, was set to meet with Mayor Bloomberg this morning to formally announce the mind-blowing contribution. Paulson was previously best known for making a killing in 2007, short-selling the …

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Central Park Gay Marriage Proposal

She rowed her girlfriend out from under the bridge as friends secretly gathered overhead for “Operation Rainbow Umbrella.” The girlfriend said “Yes” as Central Park visitors applauded and took photos from from the shore. Many more photos here. (Tipped by JMG reader Acacius.)

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