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Costumed street performers receive tips from the public after posing for pictures in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Task Force Of 100 To Crack Down On Times Square ‘Nuisance Issues’

The NYPD has established a new task force to patrol Times Square, and that is just the beginning of the city’s efforts to combat the spread of aggressive panhandling, costumed characters and other quality of life issues.

08/26/2015

People ride on the new SeaGlass Carousel, a giant, glass, shell-shaped carousel housing 30 luminescent fish figures in Battery Park during a preview on Aug. 19, 2015. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SeaGlass Carousel Opens In Battery Park

Each seat features a pastel, transluscent sea animal encased in a shell-like building.

08/20/2015

The SeaGlass Carousel at Battery Park (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

SeaGlass Carousel, Featuring Color-Changing Fish, Set To Open In Battery Park Thursday

The carousel, which opens to the public Thursday, features 13-foot-tall fish that change colors, go up and down and spin around, all to the accompaniment of classical music.

08/19/2015

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5 Best Carousels In New York City

Around and around they go, providing endless fun for the whole family.

08/07/2015

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Best Public Art In New York City

Read on for five of the best places to go to see public art in New York City.

07/27/2015

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Seen At 11: Why Are NYC War Memorials Sitting Stashed Away In Battery Park?

Historic sculptures and war memorials meant to honor the people and events that helped shape our city sit languishing, stashed away behind a fence at one of the city’s busiest parks.

02/06/2015

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New York City’s Best Secret Places To Visit

New York has a number of fascinating secret places, some that even a New Yorker may not be aware of.

10/15/2014

Zelda, Battery Park's beloved resident turkey, spends Thanksgiving 2013 under a picnic table (Credit: Irene Plagianos/DNAInfo)

Zelda, Resident Wild Turkey Of Battery Park, Dies After Being Hit By Car

Zelda, the famous wild turkey who called Battery Park her home for 11 years, has died, according to a published report.

10/08/2014

Demonstrators unfurl a banner on Broadway during the Flood Wall Street protest on September 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Flood Wall Street’ Protesters Were Exercising First Amendment Rights

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a decision by the NYPD not to clear the streets during the “Flood Wall Street” climate change protest the day before.

09/23/2014

Protesters at the "Flood Wall Street" demonstrations on Sept. 22, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Over 100 Arrests As Protesters Flood Wall Street Over Global Climate Change

Police used pepper spray and arrested more than 100 people Monday, as activists flooded Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis.

09/22/2014

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How To Save On Sightseeing In New York City

Many of New York’s top attractions can be visited for free or at a discount.

08/06/2014

A bill in the New York state Legislature would create a path to state citizenship for 2.7 million undocumented people living in New York. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Immigrants, Advocates Rally For New York State Citizenship

The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, D-Bronx, said the legislation would grant state citizenship if “someone can demonstrate proof of identity, live here for three consecutive years, pay taxes for three consecutive years.”

06/16/2014

A view of the the  Statue of Liberty, (Photo: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Governors Island To Reopen, Statue Of Liberty To Begin Summer Hours, On Memorial Day Weekend

Governors Island will reopen, and summer operating hours will begin at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, on Memorial Day Weekend.

05/01/2014

Tourists walk by a sign announcing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to a US government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013.(credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Talks To Reopen Statue Of Liberty Amid Government Shutdown

The official said the state is working with parks officials to try to determine the cost of a plan to reopen the popular visitors’ destination in New York Harbor.

10/11/2013

The Honey Fitz. (credit: Steve Scott/WCBS 880)

JFK’s Presidential Yacht Makes Stop In NYC This Weekend

While in New York City, the yacht will be taking members of the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on free cruises.

07/12/2013

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