Central Park

Recycling magnate Chen Guangbiao sings to the media and his guests from the  New York City Rescue Mission at The Loeb Boathouse restaurant in New York, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The Chinese tycoon known for his sometimes eccentric gestures served up a fancy lunch Wednesday to hundreds of homeless New Yorkers at a Central Park restaurant and serenaded them with "We are the World."  Chen said he wants to disprove the cliche image of rich Chinese spending money mostly on luxuries. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Fancy freebies: Tycoon treats homeless to upscale lunch

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese tycoon served up a fancy lunch Wednesday to hundreds of homeless New Yorkers at a Central Park restaurant, but caught grief from attendees who were expecting cash at the […]

06/25/2014

Central Park

NYC to offer free phone-charging stations in parks

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a message busy New Yorkers hate to get: the low-battery message on your cellphone when there’s no charger in sight. Now that could be a thing of the past. New […]

06/18/2013

Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya celebrates after winning the women's 2013 London marathon. (AP Photo)

Thousands run in NYC, elsewhere to support Boston

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New Yorkers donned “I Run for Boston” bibs during a 4-mile run Sunday in Central Park, one of a number of races held around the world in support of […]

04/21/2013

Man sought in attempted kidnap of 2 Whittier girls

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl walking alone near a Southern California park was grabbed by a man and shoved into the back seat of a car where a sobbing 7-year-old was already being held, investigators said Friday.

02/22/2013

Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets

NEW YORK (AP) – A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously, prompting plans for engineers and inspectors to climb 74 flights of […]

10/29/2012

Billionaire gives $100 million to Central Park

NEW YORK (AP) – A billionaire hedge fund manager has pledged $100 million to the private organization that maintains Central Park in partnership with New York City. John A. Paulson’s gift to the Central Park […]

10/23/2012

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