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Central Park robbery

Police: 53-Year-Old Man Choked And Robbed In Central Park

Police said they have stepped up patrols in Central Park because of the spike in crime, but urge residents to remain vigilant.

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07/27/2015

Surveillance image of Central Park robbery suspect (NYPD)

Police Make Arrest In Violent Broad-Daylight Central Park Robbery

Police say Oscar Jiggetts, 55, was arrested in connection with the mugging that took place at 102nd Street and West Drive at 11 a.m. last Wednesday.

07/21/2015

Police say a 77-year-old man was walking near West 102nd Street and West Drive in Central Park when six teens tried to rob him. (credit: CBS2)

Police: Six Teens Try To Rob 77-Year-Old Man In Central Park

Six teenage boys tried to rob a man along the same path in Central Park where a woman was mugged last week, police said.

07/20/2015

Surveillance image of Central Park robbery suspect (NYPD)

Woman Repeatedly Punched, Robbed Of $1.70 During Broad Daylight In Central Park

The secluded path by 102nd Street and West Drive was the scene of a crime at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

07/17/2015

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07/16/2015

This statue of Eleanor Roosevelt is found in Riverside Park. In Central Park, there are no statues of women at all. (Credit: CBS2)

Movement On To Get Women’s Suffrage Pioneers Bronze Statues In Central Park

Central Park could be getting its first new bronze statues in over 60 years as a local group pushes to honor the women responsible for getting all Americans the right to vote.

07/13/2015

The Great Lawn in Central Park (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

Tens Of Thousands Of Faithful Expected to Attend NY CityFest In Central Park

Well-known evangelical figures and Yankees great Mariano Rivera are expected to attend the NY CityFest revival on the park’s Great Lawn.

07/11/2015

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.

07/06/2015

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

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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

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