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Plenty of People Run in Central Park. Just Not Like This

Oz Pearlman logged a record 116 miles in a single day

(Newser) - The New York City Marathon ends in Central Park. Oz Pearlman's April 8 run started and ended there—but the time between those two points, and the distance covered, was pretty epic. The New York Times reports the 39-year-old Brooklynite set out to get the "Fastest Known Time"...

Beloved New York City Owl Killed in Central Park

Barry is gone

(Newser) - A barred owl that had become a sort of New York City celebrity after taking up residence in the city's famed Central Park has been killed. Barry, as she was affectionately known, was fatally struck by one of the privately maintained park's maintenance vehicles, the park Conservancy announced...

Woman Who Called 911 on Black Bird-Watcher: I Had No Choice
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Woman Who Called 911 on Black Bird-Watcher Speaks Out

Amy Cooper says in new podcast her options were limited in May 2020 incident in Central Park

(Newser) - Charges were dropped earlier this year against Amy Cooper, the white woman who was arrested after calling 911 on Christian Cooper (no relation), a Black bird-watcher she had a dispute with in Central Park in May 2020. At the time, she told dispatchers he was threatening her—except he wasn'...

Charges Dismissed Against Amy Cooper
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Charges Dismissed Against Amy Cooper

Woman in Central Park called police on a Black birdwatcher

(Newser) - Amy Cooper, the white woman arrested last spring for calling 911 during a dispute with a Black man in New York's Central Park, had her criminal case dismissed Tuesday after completing a counseling program meant to educate her on the harm of her actions. Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon...

Woman Made 2nd Hoax Call About Black Birdwatcher

Amy Cooper claimed he had 'tried to assault her'

(Newser) - Amy Cooper, the white New York City woman who falsely claimed a Black birdwatcher had threatened her after a disagreement over her unleashed dog in Central Park, made a second 911 call even more likely to provoke a strong response from police, prosecutors revealed Wednesday. In the second call, Cooper...

Victim Won't Cooperate in Case Against Amy Cooper

Christian Cooper says she doesn't need 'more misery'

(Newser) - Amy Cooper may be charged with filing a false police report as a result of his video, but Christian Cooper is not necessarily on board. The member of the New York City Audubon Society board of directors again suggests the white woman who called police on May 25 to report...

Woman in Park Incident Gets Dog Back

Rescue group returns pooch to Amy Cooper after input from law enforcement

(Newser) - The white dog walker who called police on a black birdwatcher who'd asked her to leash her dog in Central Park has been reunited with the dog. Though Amy Cooper surrendered her pooch to a rescue group in the aftermath of a viral video of the encounter , which some...

Obama Weighs In on George Floyd
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Obama Weighs In on George Floyd

'This shouldn't be normal in 2020 America'

(Newser) - President Obama has weighed in on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. "This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," he wrote in a statement posted online . "It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow up in a nation...

Man in Park Incident: Let's Not Destroy Her Life

Christian Cooper condemns threats against Amy Cooper, who called 911 on him

(Newser) - The New York City birdwatcher targeted in an allegedly racist confrontation with a woman in Central Park on Memorial Day says he's "not excusing the racism" but thinks attacks on the woman, who has since been fired from her finance job , might go too far. "Any of...

Big Consequences for White Woman Who Called Cops on Black Man

She loses job and, at least temporarily, her dog

(Newser) - A day after a white woman called police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in Central Park, consequences: The woman, Amy Cooper, has been fired. "Following our internal review of the incident in Central Park yesterday, we have made the decision to terminate the...

Woman Apologizes for 'Unacceptable' Reaction to Black Man in Park

Man who asked Amy Cooper to leash dog records her calling cops, saying he's 'threatening' her

(Newser) - A video taken in New York's Central Park over the weekend has gone viral, leading to accusations of racism against an investment exec. Per NBC New York , a woman posted the clip on Twitter showing her brother, Christian Cooper, in a confrontation with Amy Cooper (no relation) Monday after...

Trump's Name Scrubbed From NYC Ice Rinks

Wollman Rink, Lasker Rink have been run by his organization since 1980s

(Newser) - For years, skaters at a pair of ice rinks in Manhattan's Central Park have been surrounded by the Trump name. Now, no longer. The official names of the New York rinks are Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink, but Donald Trump started running them in the 1980s, at which point...

In Central Park, a Rare Brilliance Spotted

Mandarin duck, usually seen only in Asia, shows up out of the blue in NYC

(Newser) - If there's anywhere you'll see a punk rocker with a "multicolored mohawk," New York City would be the place. But the Mandarin duck that's been hanging out in Central Park since mid-October is another story entirely. The New York Times reports the creature with brilliantly...

Mom, Kids Hit by Falling Tree in NYC. Now She's Suing

Anne Monoky Goldman seeks $200M in damages

(Newser) - A woman hospitalized after she was hit by a falling tree while protecting her three young sons is suing New York City and the Central Park Conservancy for $200 million, WABC reports. According to ABC News , 39-year-old Anne Monoky Goldman was pushing two of her children, ages 4 and 2,...

Donald Trump Refuses to Admit the Central Park 5 Are Innocent

Trump "was the fire starter, he lit the match," says one of the falsely accused group

(Newser) - Donald Trump has revived the controversy over his opinion on the 1989 "Central Park Jogger" case. New York City was rocked by the sensational crime, in which a young woman jogging alone in Central Park at night was bludgeoned, raped, tied up and left for dead. Five teenage boys—...

Teen Faces Amputation After Blast in Central Park

Cops are trying to figure out if it was a firework Conner Golden stepped on or something 'more sinister'

(Newser) - A group of friends enjoying a morning in NYC's Central Park stumbled onto misfortune Sunday when one apparently stepped on an explosive, severely injuring his leg, the New York Post reports. The FDNY says the explosion happened around 11am at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue, per NBC New York...

Section of Central Park Closed for 80 Years Just Reopened

It was closed as a bird sanctuary in the 1930s

(Newser) - Four of Central Park's 843 acres that have remained largely hidden for 80 years are finally open to the public once again, the New York Times reports. According to Curbed New York , the Hallett Nature Sanctuary—originally known as the Promontory—is adjacent to the Pond in the southeast...

Futuristic Central Park Design Proposes a 'Sidescraper'

Design calls for excavating the park

(Newser) - A headline at CityLab calls it the "worst idea in history," but a design that includes digging up Manhattan's Central Park 1,000 feet to the bedrock and then erecting a reflective glass building around it has won this year's eVolo Skyscraper Competition . The project called...

Trump Tombstone Pops Up in Central Park

Grave marker in NYC made some do a double take

(Newser) - Donald Trump's presidential campaign is alive and kicking, as is Trump himself—though a tombstone found in NYC's Central Park may have had passersby thinking otherwise, ABC News reports. Visitors to the park stumbled across the grave marker , located in the Sheep Meadow section, over the weekend, and...

It's So Cold in NYC, Ice Festival Has Been Canceled

Weather could drop to minus-10 with wind chill

(Newser) - It's too cold in New York City for the annual Central Park Ice Festival. The Central Park Conservancy says Saturday's event has been canceled. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the teens on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop to between zero and minus-10,...

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