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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH, THE CITY. This article was originally published on Oct. 4 at 7:01 p.m. EDT by THE CITY. Indoor dining has returned to New York, albeit in a limited form. But one iconic restaurant in the heart of Manhattan can’t stay afloat. The restaurant at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, long the site of lakeside lunches and picturesque weddings, is shutting for the foreseeable future, according to union officials representing workers and a state notice of layoffs there. The owner of the park eatery, restaurateur Dean Poll, had furloughed workers there in March at the start of the pandemic, the Department of Labor notice said. But those layoffs “will now be considered permanent,” according to Sept. 8 filing. All of the venue’s 163 workers will be...
    (CNN)As news of mass layoffs were happening at their favorite theme park, Disney bloggers from Florida tapped into their online audience to raise nearly $40,000 for their local food bank.Sarah and Tom Bricker have been offering advice since 2011 about all things Disney on their blog, DisneyTouristBlog.com, according to the website. When the Central Florida couple heard that Disney would be laying off thousands of employees, they created a virtual fundraising drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, which has been helping to feed "miles long lines" of Floridians affected by the pandemic, the couple said on their blog. "Whether you live in Central Florida or not, we're all part of the same community as Walt Disney World fans," the Brickers said on their blog after donating $500 to the cause themselves. "Please join us in helping to give back to those who have made so much magic...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Central Park's carriage horses have returned to work for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit New York City last spring. The New York Post reports that drivers were tested for the virus before the carriages rolled on Saturday for the first time in six months, and hand sanitizer was available. “We restarted the business so we can get back in time for Christmas,” Christina Hansen, a spokesperson for the industry, told the newspaper. “It’s the season of the year that we get a lot of our business from the tri-state area and locals.” Though popular with visitors, the industry has long been criticized by animal welfare activists who say it's inhumane to make a horse pull a carriage through present-day Manhattan. Bill de Blasio vowed to ban the carriages when he first ran for mayor in 2013 but had to settle for moving their...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Horse-drawn carriage rides are officially back in Central Park again. Rides ran Saturday for the first time since March after being shut down due to the pandemic. RELATED STORY: Horse Drawn Carriages Return To Central Park After 6 Month Pause But as drivers and tourists celebrated the return, they were met with protesters who are asking the city to get the carriages off the streets again. Horse-drawn carriage rides returned to Central Park on Oct. 4, 2020, but they were met with protests. (Credit: CBS2) They claim that not only are the horses mistreated, but mask rules are not being followed. “They’re showing total disregard for public safety and horse safety now. We need to end this animal abuse,” said Edita Birnkrant, executive director of NYCLASS. The union that is affiliated with the drivers says otherwise. “I think that the horse and carriages is iconic here...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Carriage horses will return to Central Park Saturday for the first time in six months.The drivers are planning to offer free rides to health care workers and first responders with identification.Just a dozen carriages will be allowed, and they'll be sanitized between each ride.Mobile Health, a professional occupational testing company, performed all of the rapid PCR tests for the horse carriage drivers and all results were negative of COVID-19.Meanwhile, New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive and is out for Sunday's game vs. Kansas City, according to ESPN. Other Patriots players are being re-tested. Patriots’ QB Cam Newton tested positive and is out for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City, per @FieldYates and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020The Patriots released a statement that a player tested positive, but didn't release the name.Statement from the New England Patriots. pic.twitter.com/eSTUukh5vl— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 3,...
    By Michael R. Sisak | Associated Press NEW YORK — Actor Rick Moranis was sucker punched by an unknown assailant while walking Thursday on a sidewalk near New York’s Central Park, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. Surveillance video shows a man wearing a black “I (heart) NY” sweatshirt and a backpack hitting the 67-year-old “Ghostbusters” star and knocking him to the ground around 7:24 a.m. Thursday. The attack happened just a few blocks from the Central Park West apartment building where Moranis’ character lived in the movie. Moranis took himself to the hospital and later went to a police station to report the incident, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident and did so on condition of anonymity. Moranis’ representative Troy Bailey said in a written statement Friday: “Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday....
    Actor Rick Moranis was attacked while walking in New York City on Thursday, Fox News can confirm. The "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" star, 67, was sucker-punched by an unknown assailant while walking on a sidewalk near New York's Central Park, a rep for the star confirmed to Fox News on Friday. "Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday. He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes," the rep said in a statement. Surveillance video shows a man wearing a black “I (heart) NY” sweatshirt and a backpack hitting Moranis and knocking him to the ground at approximately 7:24 a.m. Thursday. The attack happened just a few blocks from the Central Park West apartment building where Moranis' "Ghostbusters" character lived in the movie. RICK MORANIS RETURNING TO 'HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS’ FRANCHISE Actor Rick Moranis was attacked while walking in New York City's Upper West...
    Honey I Shrunk the Kids star Rick Moranis was punched in the head and knocked to the ground in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York City on Thursday, the latest sign of lawlessness in Bill de Blasio’s New York. Moranis was punched in the head in an unprovoked attack that was caught on video from a surveillance camera in New York City, according to law enforcement sources that spoke to The New York Post. The surveillance footage shows the 67-year-old actor walking on south Central Park West near West 70th Street — steps from his apartment building — just before 7:30 a.m. on Thursday when a man suddenly punched him, knocking him to the ground. “WANTED for ASSAULT October 1, 2020 at 7:24 AM, on Central Park West in the vicinity of West 70 St Manhattan,” tweeted the NYPD Crime Stoppers along with a clip of the video. “Reward...
    NEW YORK – Actor Rick Moranis was sucker punched by an unknown assailant while walking Thursday on a sidewalk near New York’s Central Park, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. Surveillance video shows a man wearing a black “I (heart) NY” sweatshirt and a backpack hitting the 67-year-old “Ghostbusters” star and knocking him to the ground around 7:24 a.m. Thursday. The attack happened just a few blocks from the Central Park West apartment building where Moranis' character lived in the movie. Moranis took himself to the hospital and later went to a police station to report the incident, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident and did so on condition of anonymity. Messages seeking comment were left with Moranis' representatives. Police released surveillance video of the assault in seeking the public's help to find the attacker, but did not say Moranis...
    By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Rick Moranis was sucker punched by an unknown assailant while walking Thursday on a sidewalk near New York's Central Park, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. Surveillance video shows a man wearing a black “I (heart) NY” sweatshirt and a backpack hitting the 67-year-old “Ghostbusters” star and knocking him to the ground around 7:24 a.m. Thursday. The attack happened just a few blocks from the Central Park West apartment building where Moranis' character lived in the movie. Moranis took himself to the hospital and later went to a police station to report the incident, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident and did so on condition of anonymity. Messages seeking comment were left with Moranis' representatives. Police released surveillance video of the assault in seeking the public's help to find...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City takes another step on the road to reopening Friday. Horse drawn carriages are returning to Central Park. Carriage drivers held a news conference in the park announcing they will return on Saturday. Rides were temporarily halted in March, when non-essential businesses were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. RELATED STORY: New Rules Limit Horse Carriage Pickups To Central Park, Drivers Take NYC To Court There are fewer than 70 licensed horse drawn carriage drivers in the city. They’re now affiliated with a transportation workers union. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    The horse and carriage rides that have become symbolic of New York City will return to Central Park this weekend after shuttering for six months amid the pandemic.   The return of horse-drawn carriages to the upper Manhattan park signals a return to normalcy in the Big Apple, but it also underscores the significant plunge in tourism that previously financed much of the city. New York City, which emerged as the country's virus epicenter, recorded an approximate 90 per cent drop in visitors between April and June - a reported $250million in tourism-related taxes.   The city briefly rejoiced this week when indoor dining was allowed, but a state report found that half of its restaurants could close in six months over a lack of diners and tourists.  New York City's quandary laid bare the discrepancies between business owners attempting to jump start the economy and a lack of consumers.  A...
    WICKER PARK — The Chicago Police Department tapped a new Shakespeare (14th) District commander to oversee policing in Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Wicker Park and Bucktown, filling a job that has been vacant since late summer. Commander Elizabeth Collazo, a 21-year veteran of the department, was appointed to the job Thursday. Collazo’s arrival in the 14th District comes after residents questioned for weeks why that leadership position was left open for so long, even as the area struggled with some high profile crimes. The district’s previous commander, Melvin Roman, was moved from his post in late July, according to a police source. Two leaders from elsewhere in the department stepped in temporarily at the 14th District. Since late July, the district logged a string of four armed carjackings and the mugging of a 29-year-old woman at knifepoint outside her home. Overall crime is down this year but those incidents left...
    SOUTH Park has divided opinion with a Black Lives Matter twist in it's 1-hour pandemic special after a black student was shot dead by the police. The episode, which aired on Wednesday night in the US, touched upon all the events that have happened over the past year with regards to Covid-19. 6This is the first time that the comedy has brought out a lengthy specialCredit: Comedy Central But one scene in particular has unsettled fans, especially in wake of the Black Lives Matter movement - which was sparked after the death of George Floyd back in May. Cartman, Kyle, Kenny, Stan and the rest of their class were sitting in their protective cubicles during a lesson when a "cop-teacher" came into their class to see if they were following the strict safety guidelines to stop the spread of the deadly bug. And in true Cartman style, the youngster...
    Hoda Kotb was spotted playing with her two daughters in Central Park on Thursday afternoon. A spy told Page Six the “Today” show host, 56, was dressed in athleisure as she ran around with 3-year-old Haley Joy and 1-year-old Hope Catherine. “It was really cute,” said the spy. “She looked like she was having the best time and seemed so happy.” Kotb and her fiancé, Joel Schiffman, adopted Hope Catherine in April last year. At the time, she shared that Schiffman, 61, rarely cries but broke into tears the moment he met his new daughter. Meanwhile, Haley Joy was adopted in 2017. “Haley is a Valentine’s baby, she’s a little nugget. She is the love of my life,” Kotb said at the time, adding that she always wanted to be a mom. Kotb and Schiffman have been together since 2013. They announced their engagement in November 2019. Schiffman has a...
    No topic has ever been too sensitive for “South Park” to mock — and in the Sept. 30 “Pandemic Special” episode, the long-running animated series had its knives out. “The Pandemic Special,” which is the show’s 308th episode, is considered a stand-alone and is the first of its kind for the series. The kickoff to Season 24 sees the police shoot Token (the show’s main Black character) and go on a rampage killing kids who are out after curfew. It also implied that Randy Marsh might be the one who spread COVID-19, since he visited China — a country that banned “South Park” after the Season 23 episode “Band in China.” The show’s version of President Donald Trump — Mr. Garrison — is also shown refusing to take any actions to stop the virus due to the fact that many of its victims are Latinx, and he says on-screen that...
    This Fifth Avenue apartment, with picture-perfect Central Park views, was once owned by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. The spacious four-bedroom, 3½-bathroom home, located at 1255 Fifth Ave. on the stretch called Museum Mile because of its many cultural institutions, is about to hit the market for $2.99 million — down from its previous ask of $3.77 million last year. At 3,042 square feet, the third-floor condo (which has grown in size since Leibovitz lived there thanks to the combination of adjacent apartments by later owners) features a living room with cathedral-style beamed ceilings that reach 14 feet. The residence also has its own private terrace. The eight-story building, which dates to 1925 and is located between East 107th and East 108th streets, comes with a common roof terrace, a gym, bike storage and laundry on every floor. The third-floor Fifth Avenue condo is 3,042 square feet. Compass Compass Compass Compass...
    Comedy Central The South Park pandemic special is the first hour-long episode in the show's 23-season history. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of television production to either shut down or get very creative. Enter South Park with a new pandemic special that is bound to be full of blistering satire and lots of laughs. It premieres Wednesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of the South Park Pandemic Special online for free:Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pagePhilo TVYou can watch a live stream of Comedy Central and 60 other TV channels on Philo TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial: Philo Free Trial Once signed up for Philo, you can watch the South Park Pandemic Special live on the Philo...
    The “South Park” coronavirus pandemic episode will air Wednesday night. Yes, that’s correct, folks. The Comedy Central hit show will return Wednesday night with “The Pandemic Special,” and I couldn’t be more excited. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) Judging from the preview, the episode is going to be absolutely lit. Give the trailer a watch below. The on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park, in the hour-long, supersized episode titled “The Pandemic Special” premiering Wednesday, Sept 30 at 8p ET. pic.twitter.com/wzyTXxjNtl — South Park (@SouthPark) September 15, 2020 The world could use a lot of laughs right now. We need humor more than ever after more than six months of fighting against coronavirus. We need something to lift our spirits and remind us that everything is going to be okay. It looks like “South Park” will do just...
    SCARSDALE, N.Y. — A property at 555 Central Park Avenue Unit: 112 in Scarsdale is listed at $3,150. Check out the details of this listing: Type: Property MLS ID: H6044345 1350 Square Feet Built in 1980 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms School District: Edgemont Copyright 2020 Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. See More Info About this Listing Douglas Elliman - Scarsdale Tel: 914-723-6800 26 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 Elliman.com Property Search Market Reports Elliman Magazine Follow Us On Facebook See More Info About this Listing Daily Voice publishes this article as part of a paid Content Partnership with the advertiser, Douglas Elliman Real Estate To learn more about Content Partnerships, click here. Share this story Share this story Share Tweet ...
    They went down to Denver to have themselves a time. With the coronavirus pandemic limiting fan attendance at sporting events, cardboard cutouts are in vogue. But the Denver Broncos took the fad to a whole new level on Sunday, putting cutouts of the entire town of “South Park” in the upper bowl of the stadium for its game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There were more than 1,800 cutouts, according to ESPN, featuring characters from the Comedy Central series that began in 1997 and is based in a fictional Colorado town, and all of them were wearing masks. Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny — along with Chef, ManBearPig and even Mr. Hanky — were all spread out across five sections of the stadium. The Broncos reached out to Comedy Central about buying cutouts of the characters, per ESPN, which along with fan-purchased cutouts has raised $130,000 for local charities....
    NYPD officers charge at protesters, arresting people on sidewalk Berkeley becomes 1st city to ban junk food at grocery store checkouts South Park characters fill the stands at Denver Broncos game The Denver Broncos revealed on Sunday that they've added some huge fans to the crowd — the characters from the town of South Park! © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Comedy Central "Gang's all here," the team's account tweeted, along with a video showing main characters Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, Stan, and Randy Marsh as cardboard cutouts at Empower Field at Mile High. Behind them were rows and rows of other characters from the long-running Comedy Central cartoon. And the best part? They're all wearing masks. Gang’s all here. ????@SouthPark | @ComedyCentral pic.twitter.com/3OLVXQSK12— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 27, 2020 Goin’ down to Denver gonna have myself a time. pic.twitter.com/FpR5ZBXwAT— South Park (@SouthPark) September 27, 2020 Fans of the series might...
    A carefree Michael Cohen was spotted strolling around Central Park as he serves out the remainder of his three-year prison sentence at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.   President Donald Trump's former fixer and personal lawyer stepped out on Friday morning for a walking around the park near his home on the Upper East Side, as seen in photos obtained by DailyMail.com. Cohen traded his usual suit-and-tie ensemble for a more casual look with jeans, a baby blue polo, a zip-up hoodie and a black mask pushed down under his chin as he sat on a bench taking phone calls.   The 54-year-old - who is serving the last two years of his prison sentence for lying to Congress, tax evasion and campaign finance violations on 'home confinement' - has only been sighted a few times since he was released from custody in July.   However, he's remained very much in the...
    Prison is just a walk in the park if you’re Michael Cohen, as these new photos show. President Trump’s former fixer spent Friday morning ambling through Central Park. He also sat on a bench and chatted animatedly on his cell phone. The now-disbarred attorney remains on “home confinement” due to prison coronavirus concerns — two-thirds into his three-year federal sentence for lying to Congress, tax evasion and campaign finance shenanigans. Cohen, who lives on the Upper East Side, avoided his favorite fancy neighborhood restaurants, Avra and Le Bilboquet, and the kind of in-your-face display of leisurely luxury dining that got him in trouble in July. But he’s apparently allowed to take the air occasionally, as he did in pedestrian-looking jeans and hoodie and for an hour Friday. Cohen was even photographed strolling along the  same stretch of park where Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew were photographed together in 2010.
    Prison is just a walk in the park if you’re Michael Cohen, as these new photos show. President Trump’s former fixer spent Friday morning ambling through Central Park. He also sat on a bench and chatted animatedly on his cell phone. The now-disbarred attorney remains on “home confinement” due to prison coronavirus concerns — two-thirds into his three-year federal sentence for lying to Congress, tax evasion and campaign finance shenanigans. Cohen, who lives on the Upper East Side, avoided his favorite fancy neighborhood restaurants, Avra and Le Bilboquet, and the kind of in-your-face display of leisurely luxury dining that got him in trouble in July. But he’s apparently allowed to take the air occasionally, as he did in pedestrian-looking jeans and hoodie and for an hour Friday. Cohen was even photographed strolling along the  same stretch of park where Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew were photographed together in 2010. Filed...
    MICHAEL Cohen cut a lonely figure as he took a walk in Central Park on Saturday morning. The president's disgraced ex-lawyer was spotted after ex-Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman told him Lara Trump "badmouths the first family." 5Cohen sat on a bench and relaxed for part of his walk, which lasted approximately an hourCredit: The Mega Agency 5Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth is a former Trump aideCredit: Getty - Contributor 5Michael Cohen was enjoying the last of the warm summer weatherCredit: The Mega Agency Newman - a former reality TV star who became a White House political aide after appearing on the Apprentice of which Trump was the boss - reportedly told Cohen she has secret "tapes" of Lara. Cohen was photographed in New York City's Central Park enjoying the last of the warm summer weather. The former lawyer was seen wearing a light blue shirt, blue jeans, gray sneakers, and a zip-up hooded...
    One person was killed in a fiery crash when a Jeep struck a Mercedes-Benz that wound up striking a pole, catching fire, and killing the driver in Westchester, police said. Two vehicles were traveling towards each other on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, when they collided near the intersection of Arlington Street. Officials said the Jeep was traveling north on Central Park Avenue and turning onto Arlington Street when the driver was struck by the southbound Mercedes.  The Mercedes continued traveling down the roadway before hitting a pole, then a tree, causing it to catch fire. The driver of the Mercedes - reportedly a man in his early 20s - was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep was treated at the scene for minor injuries and is said to be cooperating with the investigation. The crash forced a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say a woman was the victim of a chemical attack carried out by her ex-husband during a child custody visit at a Roseville park Wednesday night. It happened at Central Park on the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue just before 7:40 p.m. The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where tests showed she was exposed to a toxic chemical. It is not clear if the child was affected. (credit: CBS) Police arrested her ex-husband Thursday. Later in the day, members of the FBI’s Hazardous Evidence Response Team and the Minnesota National Guard’s 55th Civil Support Team went to Central Park to test the crime scene. They concluded that there was no lingering impact in the area, and the park is safe to visit. Anyone with information on the attack is asked to call police at 651-792-7008, or submit a tip here.
    A MAN fishing at a lake in Central Park on Thursday thought he had a catch—only to find he had hooked a human corpse.  The dead body caught the fisherman, Luis Castoire, by surprise, but it is the second corpse to be found at the popular park and third in New York City this month. 5A fisherman called 911 after discovering a dead body in a lake at Central ParkCredit: Peter Gerber “I hooked up on something. I went to go look and then when I lifted up my line it was a body,” said Castoire, 24, according to the New York Daily News.  “I started yelling at people and they called the cops and they confirmed it was a body.” Castoire, who was at the north end of Central Park at Harlem Meer, said he “freaked out” and that it “sucks” to have fished up a corpse.  “It had...
    A Harlem resident who went fishing in one of Central Park’s lakes hooked a human corpse on Thursday. At around 11am on Thursday, Luis Castoire, 24, cast his line into Harlem Meer, which is a lake located on the northeast corner of Central Park near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. ‘I hooked up on something,’ Castoire told DailyMail.com on Thursday. ‘I was fishing in the Harlem Meer and my second cast I hook something [and] then lifted the line.' ‘I had seen the body in the water then I call 911.’ New York City police on Thursday were called to Harlem Meer in Central Park after a fisherman found the body of a man in his thirties Medical examiners are seen above placing the man's body into a vehicle on Thursday Harlem Meer is a lake located on the northeast corner of Central Park...
    A man was fished out of the water of a Central Park lake and pronounced dead Thursday morning, cops said. The man, whose identity wasn’t immediately known, was pulled out of the Harlem Meer at around 11 a.m. It was unclear how he ended up in the water. The lake is at the northeast corner of Central Park, just west of Fifth Avenue and south of 110th Street. The city’s medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death, cops said.
    A man was fished out of the water of a Central Park lake and pronounced dead Thursday morning, cops said. The man, whose identity wasn’t immediately known, was pulled out of the Harlem Meer at around 11 a.m. It was unclear how he ended up in the water. The lake is at the northeast corner of Central Park, just west of Fifth Avenue and south of 110th Street. The city’s medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death, cops said. Filed under central park ,  harlem ,  human remains ,  nypd ,  9/24/20
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Detectives are looking into the death of a 34-year-old man whose body was found floating in Central Park’s Harlem Meer on Thursday morning, police reported. Parks Department workers made the grisly discovery at 11:20 a.m. on Sept. 24 authorities said. Police officers pulled the body from the water and covered it with a white sheet. A large blood stain appeared on the sheet where the victim had suffered a head wound, though its’ unclear whether he had hit his head or was afflicted with it in any other way, cops said. Detectives stated they could not determine the cause of death at this time, nor could they say whether the death was the result of an accident or an assault. The Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy. Police have not...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A body was found Thursday in the water at Central Park. The discovery was made shortly after 11 a.m. in the Harlem Meer. Initial reports suggested it was the body of a man in his 30s. The lake is located in the northeast corner of the park, adjacent to Fifth Avenue and south of 110th Street. Earlier this month, another body was pulled from a pond in the park. Check back with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The NYPD is investigating the death of a man who was found in Central Park early Friday morning. Authorities say that at 1:45 a.m. on Sept. 18, officers responded to a 911 call regarding an unconscious man inside Central Park near West 109th Street and West Drive. Upon their arrival, cops found a 59-year-old man at the scene, unconscious and unresponsive, with no obvious signs of trauma. EMS responded and declared the victim dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending proper family notification. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.
    A 59-year-old man was found dead in Central Park early Friday, cops said. The man was discovered unconscious on the ground, butted against a rock, at West 109th Street and West Drive, around 1:45 a.m., according to police. EMS pr onounced him dead on scene. The man, whose name was not immediately released pending family notification, has an extensive drug history, according to police sources. His body showed no obvious signs of trauma. The city medical examiner’s office will officially determine his cause of death.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Police officer was hit by a car Thursday in the Hanson Park neighborhood, just steps from the Grand Central (25th) District police station. The on-duty officer was standing on the street behind a barricade in the 2100 block of North Central Avenue when the driver of a Kia sedan plowed right through the sawhorse barricade and hit the officer, police said. The officer was rushed to an area hospital in fair condition with injuries to the leg, police said. The driver, Danny Padilla, 28, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. He was also issued traffic tickets for disobeying a police or fire order and disobeying rules on due care for pedestrians in the roadway. Police said the incident appeared to be alcohol-related.  
    In These Uncertain Times, it’s good to know there are still some things we can rely on. Katie Holmes and new man Emilio Vitolo Jr. making out in public appears to be one of them. In the latest variation on one of Holmes’ favorite themes, the new lovebirds were snapped strolling in Central Park, holding hands and — to borrow a phrase from across the pond — snogging. Holmes, 41, and Vitolo, 33, doubled down on their commitment to PDA en plein air — and quality knitwear — Thursday. Holmes opted for a grey tank and jeans, wearing her sweater around her waist, while Vitolo went for a look exactly one pair of cream slacks away from a 1990s R&B star with a sweater matching his now-signature cap. In the pics, the pair swap adoring gazes, stare at Holmes’ phone and, demonstrating an admirable adherence to public health, only...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new comic book is taking a serious look at racial strife. Chris Cooper is the African-American bird-watching enthusiast who was falsely accused of threatening a white woman in Central Park. He has turned his story into a graphic novel. MORE: Amy Cooper, White Woman On Video Calling 911 On Black Man Asking About Dog’s Leash, Loses Her Job On May 25, Cooper was in the Ramble, a popular site for bird watching in Central Park. Amy Cooper, no relation, had her dog off the leash in the area, which is prohibited. The following was her response when he pointed that out: “I’m being threatened by a man in the Ramble. Please send the cops immediately,” Amy Cooper said on her cellphone. MORE: Amy Cooper, Woman In Viral Central Park Confrontation, Charged With Filing A False Report The incident, which was recorded by Chris Cooper, resonated deeply, as...
    THE South Park COVID-19 special is set to air Wednesday, September 30 on Comedy Central, and will be available to watch at a later date on HBO Max. The episode is the first in series history that will run for an hour. 4South Park has been on air since 1997Credit: Sky Here's more on what to expect from the special. What's meant to happen in the South Park COVID special? South Park's coronavirus pandemic special episode will air on Wednesday, September 30. The official synopsis for the episode reads: "Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the ongoing pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. 4South Park creators say that write episodes a week before they air to keep them topical "The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their...
    (CNN)The boys are back."South Park" is returning on September 30 for a hour-long special -- and in what should come as no surprise in 2020, it will be tackling Covid-19.The episode, titled "The Pandemic Special," will see Stan's father Randy Marsh capitalizing on a growing market for pot for his recreational pot business "Tegridy Farms" as he "comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak," Comedy Central said in its news release.Meanwhile, a preview clip of the episode shows the kids back at school with barriers around their desks and face shield-wearing police replacing their teachers.The animated comedy series, from creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, has not shied away from tackling current events. In 2015, for example, the show took on the gun control debate.Read MoreThe long-running series, which wrapped up its 23rd season last year, first aired on Comedy Central in 1997. A premiere date for...
    Comedy Central South Park will be tackling the coronavirus in a one-hour episode titled “The Pandemic Special.” Comedy Central has released a teaser trailer for the special, which marks the first time in the show’s 23-year history that it’s airing an hour-long episode. Comedy Central released a description of the show’s plot, which reads, “Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman.” The teaser promises to cover additional “2020 problems,” and shows the kids with germ barriers around their desks in the classroom, while their teachers have been replaced by cops. Meanwhile, it appears that Cartman will be protesting the idea of returning to school, which he describes...
    The fast-moving fires that are devastating communities in the area of the Sequoia National Forest forced authorities to close Sequoia National Park early Tuesday. The closure went into effect at 6 a.m. in response to the Castle Fire. That blaze is one of the fires that makes up the Sequoia Complex fires in the Central Valley. Those fires have burned more than 100,000 acres and are ripping through the Sequoia National Forest. The state’s national forests were closed by authorities last week, but Sequoia National Park is a separate designation from the national forest and had remained opened, according to park officials. “Many park staff have been evacuated from the area and for visitor and resource protection, park managers have decided to close all entrances to Sequoia National Park,” a statement posted to the park’s web site by the National Park Service said. Related Articles California fires bring Kamala...
    Marla Maples glowed in a cute athletic wear outfit that she sported in her most recent Instagram update. Donald Trump’s ex-wife shared two photos and video footage of the exciting events that took place on her walk on Thursday, September 10. Both her geotag and hashtag indicate that she was at Central Park that day. In her caption, Marla wrote that she took to the outdoors to get in touch with the outdoors. She stumbled across an exquisite tree and a squirrel on her walk. She reconnected to nature and allowed its life force to recharge her. Marla shared that she tried to get a dose of the earth’s healing powers and to open herself up to conversations. As seen in the clip, she was particularly excited to see the critter. Tiffany Trump’s mother rocked a plain white vest that allowed her to flaunt her stunning figure, including her toned...
    Christian Cooper, right, wrote the first chapter of a new DC Comics graphic novel. DC Comics; ABC/Getty Images Christian Cooper, the Black birdwatcher who had the police called on him in Central Park, wrote a comic connected to the experience. "It's a Bird," the first chapter of DC Comics' new digital-first collection of stories that center marginalized voices, was released for free online on Wednesday. In the comic, a Black teenager uses binoculars for birdwatching that tell him the stories of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Amadou Diallo, who were all killed by police.  This moment is about the ones we've lost, and how we're going to keep from losing any more," Cooper said in a press release. "And if you're not talking about that, I don't want to hear it." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   A new digital-first graphic novel by Christian Cooper, the...
    By Leah Asmelash | CNN Christian Cooper, the Black man who filmed a White woman calling the police on him while he was bird watching in Central Park earlier this year, has written a comic book partially inspired by his experiences. The comic, called “It’s a Bird,” was released Wednesday by DC Comics. Cooper, as a former comics editor and writer, is no stranger to genre, and worked with artist Alitha E. Martinez to bring the story to life. A preview page from “It’s a Bird.” (From DC)  “It’s a Bird” follows the story of Jules, a Black teenage bird watcher, who is given an old pair of binoculars. When he looks through them, he sees the stories of Amadou Diallo, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. It’s part of DC’s new digital-first series “Represent!” meant to highlight typically underrepresented groups in comics. “It’s a Bird” is the first chapter of...
    The Central Park South co-op and former artwork studio of late surrealist artist Enrico Donati is hitting the marketplace for $3.6 million. Donati, who died in 2008, used the 14th- and 15th-floor, two-unit combo at 222 Central Park South as his artwork studio for greater than 50 years. The 2-bedroom, two-bathroom unit encompasses a double-height lounge with 18-foot-8-inch ceilings, a woodburning fire, balcony and outsized home windows with views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Donati’s work are on the Whitney Museum of Artwork, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fashionable Artwork and the Royal Museums of Superb Arts of Belgium. Previous residents of the constructing embrace Candice Bergen and Louis Malle. The house is at The Gainsborough Studios, initially inbuilt 1908 as an condo lodge for artists. Designed by architect Charles Buckham, the items had been identified for his or her northern mild. There’s additionally a steep upkeep...
    The Central Park South co-op and former art studio of late surrealist artist Enrico Donati is hitting the market for $3.6 million. Donati, who died in 2008, used the 14th- and 15th-floor, two-unit combo at 222 Central Park South as his art studio for more than 50 years. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit features a double-height living room with 18-foot-8-inch ceilings, a woodburning fireplace, balcony and oversized windows with views of Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Donati’s paintings are at the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Past residents of the building include Candice Bergen and Louis Malle. The home is at The Gainsborough Studios, originally built in 1908 as an apartment hotel for artists. Designed by architect Charles Buckham, the units were known for their northern light. There’s also a steep maintenance fee of $7,558...
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- Yosemite is known for its breathtaking views, but the view in the park as the Creek Fire burned over the weekend was breathtaking for all the wrong reasons.Courtney Dunagan shot video of the eerie scene in the park in Sunday, Sept. 6, showing the park shrouded in a layer of orange haze. Check our her footage in the player above.She remarked in the video: "It really is the dead quiet that is getting to me."VIDEO: Creek Fire scorches Central CaliforniaEMBED More News Videos Dramatic videos show wildfires scorching the Central Valley. "For the rest of the U.S. unfamiliar with constantly living through wildfires, this is what it's like to get caught hiking through one," she tweeted, later likening the scene to "walking through a sepia filter."Officials on Sunday issued a fire advisory for the southern portion of the park, noting that an evacuation order was...
    The black Central Park bird watcher falsely accused of “threatening” a white woman has created a graphic novel about the racist encounter. “It’s a Bird” by Christian Cooper follows the story of Jules, a black teenage birder who is gifted a pair of special binoculars once belonging to his grandfather. When he looks through them, he sees faces of black people killed by police, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The 10-page digital-only graphic novel, published by DC Comics, kicks off a series called “Represent!” comprised of work from writers “traditionally underrepresented in the mainstream comic book medium,” DC Executive Editor Marie Javins said in a statement. Cooper, 57, a former Marvel Comics editor, was bird watching in Central Park’s Ramble on May 25 when he asked a white woman, Amy Cooper, to leash her dog. He filmed the encounter as Amy went berserk, dialing 911 and telling police “an...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Police are investigating the death of a man who was found floating in Central Park’s Swan Lake on Labor Day. Authorities say that at 12:27 p.m. on Sept. 7, officers responded to a 911 call regarding a body floating in the lake near East 59th Street and Central Park South. The FDNY pulled the man’s body from the water and brought him to shore. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the victim, who has yet to be identified, dead on arrival. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. At this time, it is not clear if the victim was injured prior to his death. No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.    
    CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan (WABC) -- A tragic discovery was made inside Central Park in Manhattan Monday afternoon.NYPD divers found a body floating in Swan Lake located at the southeast corner of the park by 59th Street and Fifth Avenue.Police say the deceased body is that of an adult male.Investigators do not yet have an ID for the person or a cause of death.----------* More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
    Divers pulled a body out of a pond in Central Park on Labor Day afternoon, officials say. The body belonged to an adult male who has not been identified yet.  The human remains were taken out of the pond around 12.30pm in the park at the entrance of 59th avenue and Central Park West, an FDNY spokeswoman said to DailyMail.com  Divers pulled a body out of a pond in Central Park on Labor Day afternoon, officials say. Police on site with the recovered body covered in tarp above The human remains were taken out of the pond around 12.30pm in the park at the entrance of 59th avenue and Central Park West, an FDNY spokeswoman said The body belonged to an adult male who has not been identified yet Police received a 911 call at 12.27pm about the body in the pond The Central Park...
    AN unidentified body was pulled from the Central Park pond in Manhattan on Labor Day. Police reportedly received a call around 12.30pm that a body was floating in the pond at the famous park, near Fifth Ave and 59th St, according to NBC. 1A body was found in the pond in New York City's famous Central Park The fire department arrived on the scene and recovered the body of an adult male who has not yet been identified, according to reports. The man was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. Most read in NewsFAMILY BLOODBATH Dad and kids, 11,15 and 20 shot dead in family home by brother in lawGUNNED DOWNSouth African TV actress , 27, shot dead in home as cops hunt killerBreaking'TAKE THAT OFF'Trump tells reporter asking 'muffled' questions to remove maskNAKED & NOT AFRAIDBLM protesters naked in 'spit hoods' after Daniel Prude police death'LOVE ME'Trump says...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A body has been pulled from the pond in Central Park. The FDNY responded to reports of a possible drowning victim around 12:30 p.m. Monday. Police described the body as an adult man, but did not provide any further details. The medical examiner’s office is working to determine the cause of death. Check back with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.
    Divers pulled a body out of a pond in Central Park on Labor Day afternoon, FDNY officials said. The human remains were taken out of The Pond around 12:30 p.m. near the park entrance at 59th Street and Central Park West, an FDNY spokeswoman said. Users of the mobile app Citizen posted video of divers lowering a body board into the water and an apparent corpse covered by a reddish tarp. The person’s identity and gender were unknown, officials said.
    Divers pulled a body out of a pond in Central Park on Labor Day afternoon, FDNY officials said. The human remains were taken out of The Pond around 12:30 p.m. near the park entrance at 59th Street and Central Park West, an FDNY spokeswoman said. Users of the mobile app Citizen posted video of divers lowering a body board into the water and an apparent corpse covered by a reddish tarp. The person’s identity and gender were unknown, officials said. Filed under central park ,  fdny ,  human remains ,  suicide ,  9/7/20
    Dr. Yusef Salaam is getting personal. The 46-year-old teamed up with author Ibi Zoboi on a young adult novel titled “Punching the Air,” with a theme that hits close to home - being wrongfully sentenced to prison. On April 19, 1989, a young White woman was brutally raped and left for dead in New York City’s Central Park. Salaam, along with three other Black boys and one Latino, were tried and convicted of the crime they didn’t commit. The boys, who were teenagers when they were convicted, said their confessions were coerced. The case, known as the “Central Park Jogger Case,” rocked the city and the boys collectively were nicknamed “The Central Park Five.” J.K. ROWLING RETURNING HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD AFTER KENNEDY ORGANIZATION ACCUSES HER OF BEING TRANSPHOBIC Yusef Salaam (right), accused in New York City Central Park Jogger incident.  (Photo by Don Halasy/New York Post Archives /(c) NYP...
    Central Park Hooverville with Central Park West in the Background in 1932. NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images During the Great Depression, in the 1930s, as millions of people lost their jobs and homes, shanty towns, also known as "Hoovervilles" began to sprout up across the US. People experiencing homelessness made them from scraps of wood, tin, tar, and cardboard, and named them after Republican President Herbert Hoover, who Americans held responsible for not doing enough to alleviate the Depression. One Hooverville emerged from a "dust bowl" that was created after a reservoir was drained in New York City's Central Park. Central Park's Hooverville was by no means the largest, or around for the longest, but something about the small dilapidated shacks surrounded by some of New York's most impressive buildings caught people's imagination. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In the early 1930s, New York...
    SCARSDALE, N.Y. — A property at 555 Central Park Avenue Unit: 112 in Scarsdale is listed at $3,350. Check out the details of this listing: Type: Property MLS ID: H6044345 1350 Square Feet Built in 1980 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms School District: Edgemont Copyright 2020 Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. See More Info About this Listing Douglas Elliman - Scarsdale Tel: 914-723-6800 26 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 Elliman.com Property Search Market Reports Elliman Magazine Follow Us On Facebook See More Info About this Listing Daily Voice produced this article as part of a paid Content Partnership with our advertiser, Douglas Elliman Real Estate We are highly selective with our Content Partners, and only share stories that we believe are truly valuable to the communities we serve....
    St. Paul Central High School’s robotics trailer was stolen from the St. Anthony Park neighborhood sometime late Sunday or early Monday. According to a Facebook post, the black Stealth single-axle trailer contained the team’s FIRST Tech Challenge equipment and various toolboxes and tools. The trailer has a ramp door on back and side-entrance door and a blank rear license-plate frame “as no license plate is required,” the post states. “No discernible markings, unfortunately, few bangs on the fenders and at least one medium ding/scratch on the wedge. Recently badly repainted tongue area.” The trailer’s license number is ADTU 051. Earlier this year, the Highland Park High School’s robotics trailer was stolen from a street in a residential neighborhood. It was found hours later on a residential street in the Highland Park neighborhood, but nearly all of the team’s supplies and equipment that had been in the trailer were gone. A...
    Entertainment : According to the artist, the statue not only represents three people, but also wants to tell a story, as it tries to do with all its pieces. « These three women were very important to the relevance, rights and citizenship that we as women now enjoy, » she declared. “We are here to advance history and not a pandemic can stop us. We all seek a complete and fair historical record that reflects and respects all contributions from women (…) And we are not going to stop until we achieve it, ”said the president of the Monumental Women’s Board of Directors, Pam Elam. YOU CAN SEE England, the first country to have a ‘Pride Train’ and only with LGTBI workers Specifically, of the 23 statues that are spread over the 340 hectares of the iconic New York natural space, only three statues...
    Authorities from Middlesex County seek the public's help in locating a suspect who attacked a woman earlier this week. The woman was shoved to the ground about 9:10 p.m. on Monday near Benner Street and Second Avenue, according to Highland Park police. The man held the assault victim down before fleeing the area, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Highland Park Police Chief Richard Abrams said on Friday. The suspect is described as a black male, with black hair, approximately 6 feet tall and about 25 years old, wearing a blue surgical mask and eyeglasses.  No other details were released. The investigation is active and continuing, Ciccone said. Police are seeking help from anyone in the area who may have seen the suspect or possesses surveillance video that may help the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call Highland Park Detective Sean McGraw at 732-572-3800 or Detective Kevin Schroeck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office at 732-745-4194.
    HIGHLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Wednesday was a monumental day for the memory of Sojourner Truth. She is part of a trio of women’s rights pioneers now enshrined in Central Park, joining Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. They are the first statues of real life women in Central Park. RELATED STORY: Bronze Sojourner Truth Monument Unveiled In Ulster County In Ulster County, where Truth was born and enslaved, she stands alone. A memorial was dedicated to her Wednesday morning. A memorial was dedicated to Sojourner Truth on Aug. 26, 2020, in Ulster County. (Credit: CBS2) Cory McLiechey, Truth’s sixth-great-grandson, was a guest of honor at the dedication of the monument to the abolitionist and women’s rights pioneer. “She was fearless, outspoken, focused, determined, you know, brave,” he told CBS2’s Tony Aiello. The monument stands at the Ulster Landing of the popular Walkway Over the Hudson, eight miles from where...
    It’s monumental. A statue of three women’s rights pioneers was unveiled in Central Park on Wednesday — becoming the 167-year-old green expanse’s first monument to real-life female figures. The bronze sculpture, located in the park’s Literary Walk, honors Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, key figures in the women’s equality movement, each with roots in the Big Apple. “It’s long overdue,” sculptor Meredith Bergmann said at the dedication ceremony, “and it’s wonderful that these three great and inspiring and incredibly hardworking activist women are here in Central Park.” “They can inspire us to continue to fight for equal rights, for fairness and for justice for women, for minority groups, for people of color — for everyone now,” Bergmann said. The 14-foot-tall monument was aptly dedicated on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which enshrined women’s right to vote in the Constitution. It...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On Women’s Equality Day, a new statue, the first of its kind, was unveiled in Central Park, exactly a century after women gained the right to vote. It’s being called the breaking of the “Bronze Ceiling.” The new monument, located along the mall and literary walk, pays tribute to three women who were pioneers of in the women’s suffrage movement. It was officially unveiled Wednesday morning. “The first statue of real non-fictional women, the first statue of an African-American, and, significantly, a statute that depicts three great Americans working together,” Hillary Clinton said. FLASHBACK: Central Park To Welcome Monument To Women’s Rights Movement Champions Those women — Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sojourner Truth — all fought for women’s right to vote. and died before it happened. But their story is still very much alive for this next generation. “Her name was Elle before...
    A statue commemorating Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony was unveiled Wednesday in New York’s Central Park.  The bronze figures of the women is the first monument in Central Park to depict nonfictional women. The park's existing statues had been created of fictional women from literary works.   The statue was unveiled as the U.S. commemorated 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave some women the right to vote.  The @MonumentalWomen's "Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument" was unveiled in Central Park today. The monument commemorates the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Learn more about its significance: https://t.co/lybY9u9S9J pic.twitter.com/z5bMt0c8Ow— Central Park (@CentralParkNYC) August 26, 2020 Sculptor Meredith Bergmann said the monument of the women was “long overdue.” It joins the busts of prominent men who decorate the city's park. “This is a collection of statues of...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A bronze statue depicting women’s rights pioneers Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony was unveiled in Central Park on Wednesday, becoming the 167-year-old park’s first monument honoring real historical women as opposed to fictional heroines like Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare’s Juliet. The 14-foot-tall monument to the three 19th century advocates, dedicated on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the amendment that enshrined women’s right to vote in the U.S. Constitution, joins prominent men including Hans Christian Andersen, Simón Bolívar and Alexander Hamilton who are honored with busts and statues in the 840-acre (340-hectare) New York City park. “This is a collection of statues of great men who accomplished great things, and the fact that there were no statues of women seemed to mean that the accomplishments of women were meaningless, certainly not worthy of a statue,” sculptor Meredith Bergmann said. “So...
    A new statue of women's rights champions was unveiled Wednesday in New York City's Central Park —the first statue of real-life women ever erected in the park, and the park's first new monument since 1965. The "Women's Rights Pioneers Monument" features Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth, in an effort to finally "break the bronze ceiling."  The statue portrays the women working at a table and depicts three elements of activism — Truth is speaking, Anthony is organizing and Stanton is writing. It also features the Declaration of Sentiments, the document signed at the famous Seneca Falls convention on women's rights in 1848, which states: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal." "As we struggle towards greater justice, we need and deserve a monument commemorating some of the important work that has come before us," wrote sculptor Meredith Bergmann. "My hope...
    The first-ever statue in New York City's Central Park to portray real women was unveiled Wednesday on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. The Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument depicts renowned American suffragettes and abolitionists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth. WHAT IS THE 19TH AMENDMENT? Sculpted by Meredith Bergmann, the installation at the famous park's Literary Walk was the culmination of a seven-year effort by nonprofit organization Monumental Women. According to Forbes, there are currently 23 statues of real men in Central Park. Only fictional women had been shown to parkgoers previously, however: They included Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, and Juliet from William Shakespeare's epic love story "Romeo and Juliet." Additionally, there were reportedly just five public statues of real women throughout the Big Apple, with 150 statues of historical figures in total. The Smithsonian has reported that only 10% of outdoor statues throughout the U.S. depict figures are of historic women. Organizers for the event said Wednesday they...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Monumental Women celebrated the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote Wednesday by unveiling the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument, the very first statue in Central Park dedicated to real women -- suffragists and women's rights activists Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony."After seven long years, Monumental Women is thrilled to break the bronze ceiling and share the unveiling of our Women's Rights Pioneers Monument - the first statue of real women in Central Park - with the world via live-stream," said Pam Elam, President of Monumental Women. "The unveiling will feature several special guests who have supported this project and offer viewers an opportunity to experience the historic event safely from home during this pandemic," said Pam Elam, President of Monumental Women.Central Park has more than 800 acres that hold so much history. There are more than 20 sculptures, but...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Central Park unveiled a statue of women’s rights pioneers Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth on Wednesday morning, roughly a week after the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment which gave white women in the United States the right to vote.  The amendment was fully certified by Congress on Aug. 26 and prohibited state from denying citizens the right to vote based on sex. But in 1920, Native American, Asian and Black women were not citizens meaning the right did not apply to them.  The park has 23 statues honoring male historical figures and has a handful of statues depicting fictional women, including Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet making it’s newest statue the first monument depicting real women in...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Central Park has more than 800 acres that hold so much history. There are more than 20 sculptures... but not one depicts an actual woman.Of the 23 statues of historical figures in the 840-acre, 166-year-old public park, none honors actual women. There are statues of three female fictional characters: Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, and William Shakespeare's Juliet, who appears with Romeo.Now, a piece currently being designed will feature 3 heroes, working together, to change the world.Created by nationally renowned sculptor, Meredith Bergmann, the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument will depict suffragists Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, all of whom were New Yorkers."These three women were very important to the stature, the rights, the citizenship that we as women enjoy today," said Bergmann.For over 40 years, Bergmann has been making sculpture that deals with complex themes in an accessible, beautiful, and provocative...
    She desires to develop the reminiscence of her murdered mother by planting a farm in Central Park. Six years after Amber Tamm’s dad shot and killed her mom, the 25-year-old rooftop farmer has requested town for a plot close to the Nice Garden the place she will be able to increase greens — and sow the seeds of honor for the lady who raised her. “It’s the solely work the place I can course of lots of completely different traumas concurrently — the trauma of my mother and father and being a descendant of African American slaves and likewise giving individuals one thing they really want, which is greens, meals,” Tamm mentioned. She hopes to call her patch “Seneca Village,” after the black group that when owned the land and referred to as it residence earlier than town constructed the park.  The farm pays tribute not solely to her...
    She wants to grow the memory of her murdered mom by planting a farm in Central Park. Six years after Amber Tamm’s dad shot and killed her mother, the 25-year-old rooftop farmer has asked the city for a plot near the Great Lawn where she can raise vegetables — and sow the seeds of honor for the woman who raised her. “It is the only work where I can process a lot of different traumas simultaneously — the trauma of my parents and being a descendant of African American slaves and also giving people something they actually need, which is greens, food,” Tamm said. She hopes to name her patch “Seneca Village,” after the black community that once owned the land and called it home before the city built the park.  The farm will pay tribute not only to her mom but also her father — and recast her...
    She wants to grow the memory of her murdered mom by planting a farm in Central Park. Six years after Amber Tamm’s dad shot and killed her mother, the 25-year-old rooftop farmer has asked the city for a plot near the Great Lawn where she can raise vegetables — and sow the seeds of honor for the woman who raised her. “It is the only work where I can process a lot of different traumas simultaneously — the trauma of my parents and being a descendant of African American slaves and also giving people something they actually need, which is greens, food,” Tamm said. She hopes to name her patch “Seneca Village,” after the black community that once owned the land and called it home before the city built the park.  The farm will pay tribute not only to her mom but also her father — and recast her family’s...
    Getty Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam aka the 'Central Park Five,' attends the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019./President Donald Trump President Donald Trump has regularly faced criticism for his treatment of the Central Park 5, beginning with an $85,000 ad campaign to bring back the death penalty in 1989. The Central Park Five – Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Korey Wise were all teens under 18 when they were convicted of raping Central Park jogger Trisha Meili. In 2002, they were exonerated after Matias Reyes confessed to raping Meili, which was confirmed by DNA evidence. New York City awarded the men $41 million in 2014, after some of the men initially sued the city for how it handled the case. The case has drawn a spotlight on the judicial system in multiple films and documentaries,...
    NYPD/2020 Matias Reyes, convicted serial rapist who admitted to raping Tricia Meili in 1989, is still in prison and will be eligible for parole in 2022. He came forward over a decade after the Central Park Five were convicted for the crime. The story will be featured on tonight’s episode of ABC’s 20/20.  According to New York Daily News, Reyes came forward about the crime because “it was the right thing to do.” His admission in the case led to the release of the Central Park Five, who were originally convicted of the crime. The men were given a $41 million settlement from the City of New York for their wrongful conviction. Reyes came forward after meeting Korey Wise, one of the men who was convicted of the crime, in prison. Wise was the only one of the five who was tried and convicted as an adult for the...
    Getty The Central Park Five, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Kharey Wise, Anton McCray and Kevin Richardson attend the Netflix "When They See Us" Event at Raleigh Studios. The movie was based on their lives. The Central Park Five are a group of Black and hispanic men who were arrested and wrongfully convicted for the rape of a white woman named Trisha Meili in 1989. The group was later cleared of the charges after convicted rapist Matias Reyes admitted to the assault. The case will be featured on tonight’s episode of ABC’s 20/20.  Reyes is currently serving a life sentence in prison according to the New York Department of Corrections. He will be eligible for parole in 2022. After his confession, the City of New York paid the wrongfully convicted men $41 million. Reyes came forward after meeting Korey Wise, one of the men who was convicted of the crime,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Central Park’s Victorian Gardens Amusement Park, which pops up at Wollman Rink every summer, will not reopen for its 2020 season and might close forever.  “This year has been an incredibly difficult one for communities all over New York City with the health risks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the socio-economic fallout from related governmental executive orders,” wrote owners Zamperla in a press release. “While Vicky and Victor and our entire Victorian Gardens team miss seeing everyone smiling, giggling, and having fun in our amusement park, our number one priority is the health and safety of our community, guests, and team members.” Zamperla, an Italian design and amusement ride manufacturing company, said they were prepared open the park with new COVID-19 protocols during Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan....
    Residents of a suburb near Austin, Texas, were told to stay indoors early Monday as police surrounded a home where a man was barricaded inside with three of his family members after three officers were shot hours earlier. Police in Cedar Park responded to a call about 3:10 p.m. Sunday from a mother who said her son kicked in the door of the home, Interim Chief of Police Mike Harmon said during a news conference Sunday. Harmon said that when officers arrived they were met with gunfire and taken to a local hospital. All three officers were stable and had injuries not considered to be life-threatening. The mother, a juvenile and another person, whose age was unknown remained in the home with the son, believed to be in his mid-20s, Harmon said. The suspect has “some mental health issues,” he said. It is unclear whether the suspect was injured. “We...
    An unknown number of Cedar Park Police officers were reportedly shot Sunday afternoon when responding to a call at a home in the central Texas community. The Cedar Park Police Twitter account alerted followers at 4:30pm local time that “multiple” responding officers were shot in response to a call at a home on Natalie Cove. We are on scene of a shooting where multiple Cedar Park Police Officers have been shot while responding to a call at a home off Natalie Cove. Subject is barricaded inside the home and multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene. pic.twitter.com/4Wwel2jUVe — Cedar Park Police (@CedarParkPD) August 16, 2020 As of this initial reporting, the situation “remains a very active” scene with a shooting suspect still barricaded within the domicile. A follow-up tweet notes that three officers were shot at the scene and are now hospitalized in stable condition. The suspect is still not...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story. Midler's picture book “The Tale of the Mandarin Duck” will be published Feb. 16, Random House Books for Young Readers announced Thursday. With a story based on a real duck seen in Central Park in 2018, the book combines Midler's words, photographs by former New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani and illustrations by Joana Avillez. Midler said in a statement she thought of the book after seeing Kakutani's pictures of the duck in the park. “It came to me practically overnight: the duck that had enchanted an entire city,” she said. “The real duck’s visit to New York was a cause for celebration; everyone who saw him fell instantly in love. I wanted to memorialize his visit, and let readers know that the natural world is full of creatures just like him,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story. Midler’s picture book “The Tale of the Mandarin Duck” will be published Feb. 16, Random House Books for Young Readers announced Thursday. With a story based on a real duck seen in Central Park in 2018, the book combines Midler’s words, photographs by former New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani and illustrations by Joana Avillez. Midler said in a statement she thought of the book after seeing Kakutani’s pictures of the duck in the park. “It came to me practically overnight: the duck that had enchanted an entire city,” she said. “The real duck’s visit to New York was a cause for celebration; everyone who saw him fell instantly in love. I wanted to memorialize his visit, and let readers know that the natural world is full of creatures just like...
    A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbing the 13-year-old son of NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller two days earlier near Central Park, sources said. The suspected thief was also charged with criminal possession of stolen property stemming from the robbery outside a building on Central Park West near West 91st Street at about 1:45 p.m. Monday, law enforcement sources said. Miller’s son was robbed of his wallet and cell phone by the suspect, who was riding a Citi Bike at the time, sources said. Miller, the department’s head of counter-terrorism, was also a CBS News correspondent.
    A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbing the 13-year-old son of NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller two days earlier near Central Park, sources said. The suspected thief was also charged with criminal possession of stolen property stemming from the robbery outside a building on Central Park West near West 91st Street at about 1:45 p.m. Monday, law enforcement sources said. Miller’s son was robbed of his wallet and cell phone by the suspect, who was riding a Citi Bike at the time, sources said. Miller, the department’s head of counter-terrorism, was also a CBS News correspondent. Filed under arrests ,  central park ,  counterterrorism ,  john miller ,  nypd ,  robbery ,  8/13/20
    NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller's 13-year-old son was robbed Monday outside Central Park, reportedly losing his wallet and cellphone in the process. The mugging occurred around 1:45 p.m. on 315 Central Park West, according to a tweet from the NYPD's 24th percent. The post also said authorities are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for any information on the suspect, whose image they captured on surveillance video. NYPD USES UNMARKED VAN TO ARREST WOMAN ACCUSED OF DAMAGING POLICE CAMERAS "WANTED for A ROBBERY in front of 315 central park west #manhattan NYPD 24th Precinct on 8/10/20 @ 1:45 PM," the tweet read. "Reward up to $2500 Seen him? Know who he is? Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us! Calls are CONFIDENTIAL!" The victim was robbed shortly after getting off a bus, by another teen who was riding a Citi bike, according to the New York Post. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Cops are looking for a crook who reportedly robbed the teenage son of NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller on Monday. According to police, at 1:45 p.m. on Aug. 10 an unknown man was riding a Citibike in Central Park when he approached the 13-year-old boy as he was walking. The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet and cellphone. The suspect took off with the victim’s iPhone XS Max and his wallet, which had $100 in cash, and fled on 92nd Street. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident. Multiple reports indicate that the victim is the son of John Miller is the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism of the NYPD, however the NYPD did not confirm this detail. The NYPD released photos and video of the suspect...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The teen son of a top NYPD official was robbed near Central Park Monday. It happened in broad daylight at 92nd Street and Central Park West Monday. (credit: NYPD) According to police, the victim, 13, was walking on the street at 1:45 p.m. when he was approached by the suspect on a Citi Bike. The suspect robbed him of his phone and wallet with $100 in cash. The suspect then rode off. The victim wasn’t injured. The victim’s father is NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism John Miller. Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here....
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who robbed the son of NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller.Investigators say a man rode up to the 13-year-old on a Citi Bike and demanded his wallet and cell phone.It happened Monday on Central Park West at 1:45 p.m.The robber ran off with the teenager's phone and $100 in cash from his wallet.The victim was not injured.The individual is described as a man, 18-20 years old, dark complexion, thin build, with brown eyes and black hair in braids. He was last seen wearing a white sleeveless top, black pants and black sneakers.Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).RELATED: Upper West Side subway station slashing----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app...