New York was expected to receive some bouts of rain and record-high temperatures days before Christmas.
The woman, a cast member in a current Broadway play, fought off the man with her purse, sources said.
Thousands flocked to Central Park to take advantage of warm weather before possible early week showers.
Upper East Side owners said recently that they're getting ticketed too much in Central Park.
The unidentified pedestrian, who was hit near West 102nd Street, was taken to St. Luke's Hospital.
The 24-year-old victim described a young man who grabbed her groin, police said.
David Albert Mitchell, 42, was arrested for allegedly raping a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park.
More than 100 firefighters were battling a brush fire in Central Park near East 106th Street.
Central Park Zoo officials announced the birth of a Babydoll lamb named Kiwi to parents Turnip and Sid.
A bike rider has snatched 18 iPhones on the Upper East Side, East Harlem and Central Park since January.
An allegedly drunken driver was arrested early Thursday after flipping his car into the Frederick Douglass Circle at Central Park and 110th Street, narrowly missing a newly-installed statue of the abolitionist leader.
Actor Alec Baldwin could ditch his Upper West Side digs for a SoHo pad, according to recent reports.
Cops have linked a sex assault in Central Park, near West 66th Street, Friday night to eleven others, primarily on the Upper East Side.
Police are looking for a pedicab driver wanted for a vicious attack on two people inside Central Park last month.
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