Projected Shadows Over Central Park Just Gained Another Foe

MAS Accidental Skyline Report 2Councilman Mark Levine is ready to tackle the shadows that will be cast on Central Park by the city’s new “super towers”. Levine, who also chairs the parks committee, will introduce legislation that would create a task force charged with looking into the looming threat of the shadows, Capital New York reports. The task force will include the parks commissioner, and commissioners from city planning, department of buildings, environmental protection, and housing preservation and development. Their primary objective will be to research how much of a menace the shadows will really be, recommend ways to mitigate them, and catalogue new developments that may contribute to a too-shady Central Park.
· Council to take up park shadows [Capital NY]
· Hundreds Fret About Supercrapers’ Shadows as Extell Rebuts [Curbed]

Creative Time Heads to Central Park For Its Next Big Project

This year, Creative Time will head to Manhattan with “Drifting in Daylight: Art in Central Park,” which will feature seven to 10 sculptural, social and interactive works. Each Friday and Saturday afternoon from May 15 through June 20, visitors will be able to play, lick and dance their way through the park — primarily in its northern end, where, according to the program’s co-curator Cara Starke, “You tend to feel that ‘getting lost’ that was a part of the original vision” of the park’s chief architect Frederick Law Olmsted. This may be the most geographically expansive arts project in New York’s Central Park since the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s 2005 Gates installation was placed along 23 miles of Central Park paths.

Snow Monkey Hot Tub – Central Park Zoo

Central Park Zoo Snow Monkeys enjoy their “Hot Tub”, much as they do the volcanic baths that keep them warm in their native Japan.

Ready For My Closeup – Central Park, Winter 2015

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Sam Waterston to return to Shakespeare in the Park in The Tempest in Summer 2015

The Public Theater has announced the lineup for its 2015 season of free Shakespeare in the Park productions playing at the Delacorte Theater. This season in Central Park will feature feature Shakespeare’s late romances The Tempest, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, from May 27-July 5, and Cymbeline, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, from July 27-August 23. Sam Waterston will be performing in theis summer’s production as Prospero. The Tempest will feature the return of Oscar and Tony nominee to the Delacorte stage. The production will mark his 13th Shakespearean production at the Public. “With these two gorgeous productions, we will have produced all of Shakespeare’s late romances in one season, The Winter’s Tale in Public Works and Pericles with the Mobile Unit,” said Artistic Director Oskar Eustis in a statement. “These wise, magical, and emotional works were Shakespeare’s climactic achievement in the theater. In these plays, hope can be found in the darkest hour, every loss can be restored, and even death is not permanent.” Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park productions are distributed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on the day of the show, two tickets maximum per person. The Public Theater will also again offer free tickets through its Virtual Ticketing lottery on the day of the show.