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Prospect Park (credit: CBS2)

Ban On Cars On West Drive In Prospect Park Takes Effect

West Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Park Circle, which had been open to vehicles for two hours during weekday afternoons, will now be permanently car free.

11 hours ago

New road blocks are seen in Central Park as a car ban goes into effect on June 29, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold.CBS2)

No Cars Allowed In Central Park Above 72nd Street As Vehicle Ban Goes Into Effect

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the vehicle ban earlier in June.

06/29/2015

Starting Monday, there will be a ban on cars in certain areas of Central Park (Photo: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Central Park Car Ban Goes Into Effect Monday

That means the drives in most of the park will be mainly for recreational use.

06/28/2015

Gay Pride Flag (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Thousands Gather In Central Park To Kick Off Gay Pride Weekend

5,000 people hit the pavement for the 5-mile run, the largest LGBT sporting even in NYC.

06/27/2015

Photo Credit: Mermaid Parade

Best Things To Do In New York City This Weekend

No matter what you do to welcome the sunny season or celebrate dad, go forth and have fun!

06/19/2015

Prospect Park (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Announces New Traffic Restrictions In Central & Prospect Parks

Major sections of Central and Prospect parks will be permanently car free, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.

06/18/2015

Prospect Park Lake (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sources To CBS2: De Blasio To Announce Weekday Car Bans In Central, Prospect Parks

Sources told CBS2 Wednesday night that Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected soon to announce the closure of large parts of Central and Prospect parks to car traffic on weekdays.

06/17/2015

Police are looking for two men accused of robbing a victim in Central Park around 10 p.m. Friday (NYPD)

Another Mugging Reported In Central Park

The suspects are described as being two black men in their late teens or early twenties.

06/06/2015

Cecil Richardson, 55, is led out of the Midtown North Precinct after being charged in a string of robberies in Midtown and Central Park. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Police: Suspect Linked To 6 Robberies, 7th Attempt In Central Park, Midtown

Police on Friday apprehended a suspect in six robberies and a seventh robbery attempt in Central Park and Midtown.

06/05/2015

A view of Central Park from the 75th floor of 432 Park Avenue  on Oct. 15, 2104. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images)

Community Board Wants Halt On High-Rises Just South Of Central Park

Manhattan Community Board 5 on Tuesday officially called for a moratorium on high-rises that have been popping up south of Central Park.

05/26/2015

Police have stepped up their presence in Central Park following a string of robberies (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Police Step Up Presence At Central Park Following Another Robbery

Police are seemingly omnipresent at Central Park even as residents express concerns about the rash of robberies.

05/25/2015

Cecile Jackson

Police Arrest Suspect In Attempted Kidnapping At Central Park Playground

Cecile Jackson has been charged with second-degree attempted kidnapping.

05/20/2015

Police say a suspect made off with a man's wristwatch in The Ramble section of Central Park. (Credit: CBS2)

Another Mugging Reported In Central Park

Police are investigating another mugging in Central Park. It happened just after 1 a.m. Wednesday at West 81st Street and Central Park West in The Ramble section of the park, CBS2 reported.

05/20/2015

Central Park mugging surveillance image

Teenage Boy, Girl Charged In Central Park Gang Assault

A 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl were charged Tuesday in connection with a gang attack on another pair of teens in Central Park earlier this month.

05/19/2015

A sketch of a suspect who allegedly tried to kidnap a 2-year-old boy in Central Park. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Woman Tried To Abduct Boy, 2, From Central Park Playground

Police released a sketch Friday of a woman who allegedly tried to abduct a 2-year-old boy at Heckscher playground in Central Park this week.

05/15/2015

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