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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Jamaica Bay (credit: CBSNewYork)

NYC Birdwatching Guide

Where you can go – or take the kids – for an introduction world of bird watching in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.


Blizzard Photos Found

See the photos here.