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Upper East Side »

Central Park's Playground to get a $1.5M Facelift With New Waterworks

Elements from the playground's original design from the 1930s will return.

Upper West Side »

Woman Charged With Trying to Kidnap 2-Year-Old Boy in Central Park

Cecile Jackson was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and charged with attempted kidnapping, officials said.

Midtown »

Police Arrest Two Suspects in Central Park Mugging

Jeffrey Valdez, 17, and a 14-year-old girl were taken into police custody on Tuesday, police said.  

Upper East Side »

Where to Celebrate Hanukkah in New York City

Watch a menorah lighting or dance the night away for the Festival of Lights this year.

Upper East Side »

Temperatures Set New Record Warmth for NYC

New York was expected to receive some bouts of rain and record-high temperatures days before Christmas.

Times Square & Theater District »

Broadway Actress Sexually Assaulted and Robbed in Central Park

The woman, a cast member in a current Broadway play, fought off the man with her purse, sources said.

New York City »

Thousands Enjoy Spring Weather in Central Park

Thousands flocked to Central Park to take advantage of warm weather before possible early week showers.

Upper East Side »

Upper East Siders Feel Persecuted For Walking Dogs in Central Park

Upper East Side owners said recently that they're getting ticketed too much in Central Park.

Upper West Side »

Woman Struck and Injured by SUV Near Central Park

The unidentified pedestrian, who was hit near West 102nd Street, was taken to St. Luke's Hospital.

Central Harlem »

Cops Hunt Teen Who Allegedly Groped Jogger in Central Park

The 24-year-old victim described a young man who grabbed her groin, police said.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Central Park Rape Suspect Arrested

David Albert Mitchell, 42, was arrested for allegedly raping a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park.

Harlem »

Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Central Park

More than 100 firefighters were battling a brush fire in Central Park near East 106th Street.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Kiwi the Lamb is a Spring Arrival at Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo officials announced the birth of a Babydoll lamb named Kiwi to parents Turnip and Sid.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Bicyclist Stealing iPhones from Pedestrians on Upper East Side

A bike rider has snatched 18 iPhones on the Upper East Side, East Harlem and Central Park since January.

Harlem »

Allegedly Drunken Driver Flips Car Onto Frederick Douglass Circle

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.