Tag Archives: Central Park

NYC Plans Central Park “Homecoming” Mega-Concert

The New York Times reports: Brunch crowds are back. Rush-hour traffic is back. Tourists in horse-drawn carriages are back. But the best proof that New York City has returned to its full glory may be a mega-concert in the green expanse of Central Park. Seeking a grand symbol of New York’s revitalization after a brutal pandemic year, Mayor Bill de …

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“Central Park Karen” Sues Former Employer Over Firing

Bloomberg News reports: Franklin Templeton characterized a former employee as “racist” for calling the police on a Black birdwatcher whom she had words with while walking her dog in Central Park, publicized the incident on Twitter, and falsely claimed it conducted an investigation before firing her, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan. Amy Cooper said the …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Skaters Tackle Cultist At NYC Rink

New York City’s CW affiliate reports: A man carrying a “Trump 2024” flag was tackled by an ice skater at Wollman Rink in Central Park over the weekend, video of the incident shows. The crowd of ice skaters booed the man, who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, as he skated on the ice holding the flag, the …

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Charges Dismissed Against “Central Park Karen”

The New York Daily News reports: A Manhattan judge on Tuesday dismissed all charges against a white woman who called the cops on a Black bird watcher in Central Park for requesting she leash her dog. Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi said prosecutors were satisfied with Amy Cooper’s progress in a program designed to have her take responsibility for the …

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Prosecutors Reveal “Central Park Karen” Made Second 911 Call Claiming Bird Watcher “Tried To Assault” Her

The New York Times reports: Amy Cooper, the white woman who called the police on a Black bird-watcher in Central Park, made a second, previously unreported call to 911 in which she falsely claimed that the man “tried to assault her,” a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Ms. Cooper, who appeared in court remotely to answer misdemeanor charges that she had …

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Victim Wants No Part In “Central Park Karen” Case

The New York Times reports: The Manhattan district attorney’s decision to charge a white woman with filing a false police report against a Black man in Central Park does not have the support of one key person: the victim himself. The man, Christian Cooper, has not cooperated with the prosecution’s investigation. “On the one hand, she’s already paid a steep …

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“Central Park Karen” Charged With Filing False Report

New York’s 1010 WINS reports: Amy Cooper, the woman who called police on a Black birdwatcher in Central Park, will be charged with falsely reporting an incident, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said Monday. In a statement, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said his office “initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper for Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third …

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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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