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Friday Talking Points -- As The Turd Tornado Turns...

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The week began with a speech Donald Trump read off a TelePrompTer. And in a stunning development -- are you sitting down? -- he then did not stomp all over his message by saying monumentally stupid things for the rest of the week. No, really!

The Time To Save Our NYC Parks Is Now

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 06.04.2016 | New York
Mark Ruffalo

What makes a park a park? Ordinarily, that might be a question for a New York dinner party. Today, it is an urgent legal question before the New York Court of Appeals. As a Villager, I'm naturally concerned that any of our local parks could be wiped out to make way for more construction. Overall, our city is park-starved.

Take A Walk In The Park With Scarlett Johansson's 'Her' (Sort Of)

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.24.2014 | Technology

If you were jealous of Joaquin Phoenix's relationship with Scarlett Johansson in "Her," you can at least take a walk in the park with her just as he d...

New York City Needs a Parks System Which Is Both Fair and Fabulous

Mark Levine | Posted 05.20.2014 | New York
Mark Levine

A healthier and more transparent parks budget would allow the city to lift up the quality of all its parks, while simultaneously reducing the gap between the jewels and the rest of the system.

IMAGES: What The Newest Section Of The High Line Will Look Like

| Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

By Mathew Katz CHELSEA — A circular garden filled with trees and plants is coming to the newest section of the High Line. New designs for the m...

It's Official: Free-Range Parks Performers Face Fines

The New York World | Posted 04.10.2013 | New York

These days, as blues musician Demarco Evans performs in Washington Square Park, he's thinking about more than just hitting the perfect chords on his g...

Hedge Fund Manager Makes Record Donation

Posted 10.23.2012 | New York

In the largest parks donation in US history, a billionaire hedge fund manager has donated $100 million to the Central Park Conservancy in New York Cit...

WATCH: 9 Animals Shot With Darts In The Bronx

Posted 10.18.2012 | New York

Nine animals, including a Canadian goose and a squirrel, have been found shot by blow darts in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx over the last few years. ...

PHOTOS: 'Imagining The Lowline'

Posted 09.06.2012 | New York

The creators of the Lowline, an exciting project that hopes to bring an underground park to an abandoned railway in the Lower East Side, have organize...

Dear New York City: Stop Being a Police State and Let Us Drink Beer in Parks

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.09.2012 | New York
Stephen Robert Morse

I roll my eyes every time someone says that New York is the greatest place on earth. The inhabitants of the greatest places on earth have freedom. The people of New York, well, we have civil liberties that are in line with the plutocracy in which we live.

IMAGES: City To Extend High Line To 34th Street

Posted 07.25.2012 | New York

The High Line received its third and final section on Tuesday thanks to a donation from CSX Transportation, the company that had previously donated th...

Wanna Get A Sneak Peek Of The New McCarren Park Pool?

| Meredith Hoffman | Posted 06.11.2012 | New York

WILLIAMSBURG — Anxious to get the first glimpse of McCarren Pool? Visitors can get a sneak peek the night before its official opening if they're ...

LOOK: High Line's Spring Benefit

Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

Friends of the High Line hosted their annual Spring Benefit on Tuesday, where some of the park's biggest fans including $20 million donors Diane von F...

Parks in New York City: Historic Photos from the Museum of the City of New York

Lacy Schutz | Posted 09.24.2011 | New York
Lacy Schutz

New York City is home to more than 1,700 parks covering approximately 29,000 acres of land. The first park, Bowling Green Park, was established in 1733 on what had been a parade ground and marketplace.

The Highline: Public-Private Partnership and Bloomberg's Leadership Creates a Great NYC Park

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

I believe that history will judge Michael Bloomberg to have been a superb mayor. Among his greatest accomplishments has to be the creation of one of New York's most novel parks -- the High Line.

NYC Wants More Than Hot Dog Carts In City Parks

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Enough with the hot dogs and stale pretzels, already. The New York City Parks department is looking to vamp up its food selections with a push for new...