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Guide To NYC’s Summer Streets

Summer Streets — a combination of a walking tour, bike tour and block party that celebrates New York City’s streets — promises three Saturdays of free summer fun in the month of August.

08/08/2014

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Boy Lost In NYC Calls It ‘Greatest Day Of My Life’

A 9-year-old boy who got separated from his family at the Central Park Zoo says being lost for two hours in New York City was the greatest day of his life.

08/03/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses with her new book, "Hard Choices" during a book signing at a Barnes & Noble on June 10, 2014 in Union Square.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Returns To NYC To Continue Book Tour

Clinton’s first book tour stop in Union Square on Tuesday morning attracted around 1,000 people.

06/12/2014

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Snow Leopard Cubs Born At Central Park Zoo Make Their Debut

They currently weigh in at about 30 pounds each, but are expected to grow to 65-120 pounds.

11/04/2013

Pink-eared and Spectacled Eider Ducklings (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Rare Waterfowl Hatch At Central Park Zoo

Duck, duck, goose! The Central Park Zoo is seeing a baby boom among rare and endangered waterfowl.

10/16/2013

Gus the Central Park Zoo polar bear (Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society)

Central Park Zoo Polar Bear Gus Dies At 27

Gus lived a long life by polar bear standards. Male polar bears in zoos have a median life expectancy of less than 21 years, according to the WCS.

08/28/2013

A photo of Pattycake from 2010.
(Photo: Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society)

Pattycake, First Gorilla Born In NYC, Dies At 40

Pattycake was born on Sept. 3, 1972 at the Central Park Zoo and lived there with her parents Kongo and Lulu. In 1983, she went to live at the Bronx Zoo. Two books were written about her.

04/01/2013

Crested Coua chick hatched at Central Park Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Rare Crested Coua Chick Hatches At Central Park Zoo

With this successful hatching, the Central Park Zoo is only the fourth zoo in the U.S. to have successfully reared a coua chick.

10/22/2012

Peacock (file/credit: Orlando Sierra/AFP/GettyImages)

Peacock Strutting The Streets Of Queens; No Reports Of Missing Peacock

Kew Gardens residents said the peacock’s been in the neighborhood for at least a week. Officials from a nearby zoo and botanical garden say they are not missing a peacock. So far, the colorful bird has eluded animal care and control officials.

08/22/2012

Baby giraffe at Bronx Zoo (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

The 5 Best New York Spots to Spend A Summer Day With Your Family

With school out and longer days, it is the perfect time to take the family out to enjoy a beautiful sun-soaked day. This city boasts no shortage of fun for any family. From zoos to ballgames, it’s all-American excitement every day. Pack up the kids and head out to the best spots to spend a summer day with your family in New York.

07/13/2012

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8 Baby Penguins Star As ‘The Real Chicks Of Central Park Zoo’

You’ve heard of the Real Housewives of New York. Now meet the Real Chicks of Central Park.

11/15/2011

Irene Hope, born in a stable at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo, on Saturday, Aug. 27, as NYC braced for the roar of Hurricane Irene. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Lamb Born At Central Park Zoo As Irene Approached New York City

Amid all the chaotic preparations for Tropical Storm Irene, workers at the Central Park Zoo on Saturday found a lamb was born in a stable cuddled up against its mother. The lamb has been named Irene Hope.

09/01/2011

Biru, a 1-year-old red panda, rests in a tree in his new home at the Central Park Zoo. (credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

Central Park Zoo Welcomes 1-Year-Old Red Panda

You now have one more reason to go to the Central Park Zoo thanks to Biru, a 1-year-old red panda.

08/15/2011

Peacock On Upper East Side (credit: CBS 2)

Peacock Back At Central Park Zoo A Day After Escaping To Fifth Avenue Luxury Building

Apparently the bird grew tired of the high-class digs this morning. It leaped from the ledge where it had been perched, and flew back to the zoo.

08/03/2011

John Lahutsky, Andrei Sullivan, and Joe Girardi in Central Park - New York, NY - Jul 29, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

New York Yankees HOPE Week Reunites Childhood Orphan Friends Over A Decade Later

At 18-months-old John Lahutsky was declared incurable with cerebral palsy and didn’t see the outside of a Russian orphanage for years.

07/29/2011

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