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DogVacay Finds Someone To Take Care Of Your Dog While You’re Away

What do you do with your pet when you have to leave town? Typically, the options are board it or perhaps have a friend or neighbor take care of it. A new service hopes to expand the alternatives.

04/17/2012

The Coney Island Boardwalk (credit:Friends Of The Boardwalk)

The 5 Best Scenic Running Paths Outside Manhattan

Sure, Central Park and Riverside and the path along the East River downtown are great scenic spots for runners, but not everyone lives in Manhattan. The rest of the city’s runners need only check out these great options for runners with some of the finest scenery New York has to offer.

04/09/2012

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5 Favorite Outdoor Activities In NYC

Here are our suggestions for some of the best outdoor activities in New York City. Now go on, get out there.

CBS New York–04/08/2012

FILE - Winter Jam NYC. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Parks Department Cancels Annual Winter Jam Due To Warm Weather

The annual event would have been held on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. It allows New Yorkers a chance to try out winter sports for free.

01/27/2012

The 2 in 2012 is hoisted into place for New Year's Eve in Times Square - New York, NY - Dec 27, 2011 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD Gears Up To Secure Times Square For New Year’s Eve

The men and women in blue and some others undercover will be out in full force this Saturday night in and around Times Square.

12/30/2011

A cyclist makes his way through Central Park - New York, NY (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cops Cracking Down On Speeding Bikers In Prospect Park

Cops say they’re ticketing bikers who exceed the park’s 25 mile per hour speed limit. The move comes after a few pedestrians were reportedly run over by bicyclists who were going too fast.

12/06/2011

Tali The Italian Greyhound (credit: CBS 2)

Greyhound ‘Tali’ To Get Surgery After Attack By Pit Bull Mix In Prospect Park

“Whenever he moves, he’s crying and whining, sometimes I don’t sleep at night because he’s crying all night,” said Kasia Bednarska, Tali’s owner.

11/12/2011

Tali The Italian Greyhound (credit: CBS 2)

Italian Greyhound ‘Tali’ Attacked By Pit Bull Mix In Prospect Park; Owner Needs Help

His breed is built for speed, but Tali the Italian Greyhound won’t be moving fast anytime soon.

11/11/2011

Running in Central Park

NYC’s 5 Best Running Spots

Whether you’re looking to explore a new part of New York City, find a way to spice up your exercise routine or just enjoy a change of scenery – running is a habit that will serve you well, and NYC is a great place to do it.

CBS New York–11/04/2011

Prospect Park trees (file/credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

Activists Say Rotting Trees In Prospect Park Pose ‘Immediate Danger’

Activists say the Parks Department is ignoring the “immediate danger” of giant, rotted out trees that surround the lake at Prospect Park.

09/21/2011

Pigeon in New York City (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Pursue Prospect Park Pigeon Poachers

According to parkgoers, the possibly homeless group of hunters first catch small animals, like a pigeon, and then roast their kill over an open fire.

07/29/2011

A public piano is seen in Central Park near Columbus Circle - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

Public Pianos Returning To New York City

The pianos will be out for those who can play a little and those who can really play.

06/07/2011

Overflowing garbage can in Prospect Park (credit: cathyerway/Flickr)

Pig-Sty In Prospect Park? Residents Say, ‘Yes’

Brooklyn residents say part of Prospect Park’s landscape has become a landfill.

06/03/2011

Demonstrators walk past City Hall in Paterson on April 18, 2011 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Fears Rise As Paterson, N.J. Police Force Lays Off 125 Officers

Members of the police union marched to City Hall screaming “911, Who ya gonna call!” as they protested the layoffs of 125 police officers in Paterson on Monday.

04/18/2011

Main Street - Paterson, NJ (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Paterson Residents React To Police Layoffs

125 Paterson cops are handing in their badges and guns. That’s a quarter of the police force being laid off.

04/15/2011

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