Central Park Conservancy

FILE -- Cleopatra's Needle, an ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III, stands in Central Park. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Cleaning The Central Park Obelisk

A restoration project is underway for New York City’s oldest outdoor monument.

06/30/2014

(Photo Credit: Central Park Conservancy)

Central Park Goes To The Dogs With 11th Annual ‘My Dog Loves Central Park’ Fair

It’s free and open to the public, and runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weather permitting at the Naumberg Bandshell.

10/04/2013

Queens College biology professor John Waldman (C) takes part in a Central Park plant and animal survey, August 27, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Survey Under Way To Tally All Of Central Park’s Animal, Plant Species

Hundreds of scientists and college students have been in the 150-year-old park since Monday afternoon counting as many plants and animals as they can find in a 24-hour span.

08/27/2013

Photo Credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

No Cars Allowed Until Labor Day On Much Of Central Park East, West Drives

For the next couple of months, much of the East and West drives in Central Park will be closed to automotive traffic.

07/08/2013

Central Park Playground

Central Park Conservancy Begins Work To Renovate 21 Playgrounds

A major effort has been launched to raise money for the purpose of sprucing up all 21 playgrounds in Central Park.

05/13/2013

A Baby Gull Rescued By The Wild Bird Fund. (Photo Credit: Wild Bird Fund/Facebook)

1 Year Later, Wild Bird Fund Sees Plenty Of Wild Birds — And More — On UWS

New York (CBSNewYork) It’s been nearly a year since the Wild Bird Fund opened New York City’s only center for wildlife rehabilitation, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. “Once those doors opened, more and more people came”, co-founder Rita […]

1010 WINS–03/31/2013

John Paulson announces his $100 million donation to the Central Park Conservancy at Bethesda Fountain - Oct. 23, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Hedge Fund Manager John Paulson Donates $100 Million To Central Park

If you’re one of those who likes to get away from it all without leaving the island of Manhattan, then you’ll love today’s news.

10/23/2012

(Photo Credit: Central Park Conservancy)

Central Park Conservancy Hosts Tenth Annual My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair

Central Park goes to the dogs on Saturday as the Central Park Conservancy hosts the 10th annual My Dog Loves Central Park Country Fair.

1010 WINS–10/13/2012

A current light fixture on the Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

LEDs Coming To East River Bridges, Highways, Central Park

The way major parts of New York City are lit is in the midst of a big change, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

05/27/2012

Firefighters work to put out a composting fire in Central Park on April 13, 2012.  (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

FDNY Blames Dry Weather For Composting Fire In Central Park

At one point, the flames from the 2-alarm fire were 20 feet in the air and encompassed tree limbs and trunks.

04/13/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and officials paint the finish line for the 2011 New York City Marathon in Central Park - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Mayor Bloomberg, Officials Paint Finish Line For New York City Marathon

After joining officials to paint the finish line in Central Park, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the park will be ready for this Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

11/02/2011

Central Park (credit: CBS 2)

Central Park Conservancy Plans Upgrades For Park’s 21 Playgrounds

The Central Park Conservancy’s announcement did not put a price tag on the renovations or say which playgrounds would be revamped first.

09/28/2011