Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Sammy attended the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade held yesterday in the East Village. Dog owners from all over the city showed up in the East Village with creative dog costumes.  Sammy’s new friend, Simba a Pomeranian was dressed as Lady Gaga. Video of Sammy as a Bumble Bee and Simba as Lady Gaga at yesterday’s event. Simba, a Pomeranian was dressed as Lady Gaga Location: East Village, 7th to 10th Sts btw Avenues A & B, New York, NY  Read More

Annual Pet Parade Hudson River

The Annual Pet Parade in Hudson River Park will be held on Sunday, October 9th from 1PM to 4PM. Dress up your dog or cat or any type of animal you have and head to Pier 84 at Hudson River Park. Compete for prizes in various categories, such as best dressed pet, most exotic pet and best pet trick. Registration is FREE.  Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for more events. To pre-register your pet, email petparade@fohrp.org with the following information: 1) Owner’s First... Read More

Dairy Visitor Center

Dairy visitor center is a charming cottage that now operates as the park’s gift shop and visitor center, offering guides and park information. This cottage was built in 1870, as a milking parlor. Visitor Information Center and Gift Shop Open: Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm Phone: 212-794-6564 Location: Mid-Park at 65th Street.  Read More

Ladies Pavilion

The Ladies Pavilion is a romantic victorian vintage overlooking the Lake. The shed was built in 1871, and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould (1825-1886), as a shelter for people waiting for the trolley at 8th Avenue and 59th Street. This 19th century American decor art structure relocated to Central Park around early 1900′s. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Relaxing by the Lake and enjoying the view. It’s a beautiful place to sit and read a book. Location: West... Read More

Lake

The 20-acre Lake is the second largest body of water in Central Park – the largest is the Reservoir. The Lake provides beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline reflecting off the water.  You can view picturesque scenes of the Lake from the Ladies Pavilion, Hernshead, Ramble, Cherry Hill, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, Loeb Boathouse, and the Oak Bridge. Central Park is a world of magnificent beauty, serenity and endless wonder. View of the Lake on the west side of Central... Read More

Bow Bridge

Bow Bridge is one of the most beautiful designed cast iron bridges in the world. It spans out 60 feet across the Lake, connecting the landscape of Cherry Hill with the winding pathways of the Ramble. The Bow Bridge has been in many film shoots for movies and TV. The bridge walkway is constructed ipe, a South American hardwood. The Bow Bridge is named for its curve, and its the second oldest cast iron bridge in America. The bridge provides scenic views of the Lake and the rowboats. The... Read More

Oak Bridge at Bank Rock Bay

Oak Bridge at Bank Rock Bay is a wooden footbridge crossing the Lake into the entrance of the Ramble. Originally constructed in 1860, designed by Calvert Vaux, and replaced in 1935, as well as restored over the years. View of the Lake from the Oak Bridge Location: West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets.  Read More

Walter Scott

The Statute of Walter Scott was sculptured by Sir John Steell (1804-1891), in 1871. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on 66th Street on the Literary Walk at the Mall.  Read More

Literary walk

The south end of the Mall is called the Literary Walk, due to the fact that most of the statues are famous book authors along the walkway of the mall, such as William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and Walter Scott – but there are other famous men, including Christopher Columbus. Olmsted Flower Bed at the end of the Literary walk. Statue of William Shakespeare Springtime Statue of Christopher Columbus Location:Mid-Park at the southern end of the... Read More

Fitz-Greene Halleck

The Statute of Fitz-Greene Halleck was sculptured by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald and placed in Central Park in 1877.  The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. The East Side of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel in NYC is a famous historical landmark at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, across the street from the Grand Army Square, FAO Schwartz, 5th Ave Apple Store, and the Pond in Central Park. The Plaza is a 20-story combination of a luxury hotel and condominium, with underground boutiques, restaurants, as well as the famous Oak Room and Oak Bar. Entrance to the Plaza Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, at the Pulitzer Fountain outside the... Read More

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore (1779–1852) statue stands on the eastern edge of the Pond. The Irish poet was sculpted by Dennis B. Sheahan and placed in Central Park in 1880. Location: East Side at 61st Street.  Read More

Wooden Bridges

The Ramble contains many wooden bridges -this bridge crosses the small stream called the Gill. The Ramble is also the most unvisited site in Central Park, with 38 acres of land to explore leaves little Sammy very tired and resting on the wooden bridge. Location:Mid-Park in the Ramble at 76th Street.  Read More

Battery Park

Take in breathtaking sunset scenery of the New York Harbor at Battery Park and Battery Park City. Battery Park is a 25-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, and Battery Park City is a community with office and residential buildings located northwest of the Park. Location: Battery Park & Battery Park City Scenery of NJ from Battery Park City Scenery of Jersey City from Battery Park City  Read More

This week June 6

Sammy’s Top picks for this Week. June 6th – June 12 The 9th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party on June 11th and 12th. SummerStage NIGHT AT THE CARAVANSERAI: TALES OF WONDER” FEATURING YO-YO MA/ THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE / THE SILK ROAD CONNECT STUDENTS AND FRIENDS. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6:30PM. 7 Premieres 7 Parties, for tickets go to Gen Art – Film Festival. Paid Event. Jennifer Hudson will be performing in Central Park on June 10th. The Script at Rockefeller... Read More

Strawberry Fields

The memorial to John Lennon is in Strawberry Fields, a black-and white mosaic called “Imagine”.  Strawberry Fields and the memorial was created in 1981 with funds provided by Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon. Fans stop and leave flowers or candles all year round, but on October 9th, on John Lennon’s Birthday a huge crowd gathers every year to sing, pray and celebrate his life and work. “Imagine” one of John Lennon’s most popular songs. Located:... Read More

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

This weekend June 4th and June 5th the Streets around Washington Square Park will be lined up with artists, photographers and craftspeople selling their work. Show starts every Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 29, 30 and continues to the following weekend June 4, 5 from 12:00PM  to 6 PM. Location: The  village art show takes place on the sidewalks of University Place from East 12th Street south into Washington Square East–along the outside of Washington Square Park, into... Read More

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is an eleven feet tall bronze statue, surrounded by the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and other friends. This children’s statue is meant to be climbed on and a very popular attraction for kids. Located: North of the Conservatory Water – East 74th Street.    Read More

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen is seated on a bench reading from his tale book “The Ugly Duckling”. Children can climb on this large bronze statue – A popular attraction for kids in Central Park. Nearby attractions Conservatory Water, Alice in Wonderland and Pilgrim Hill. Sammy next to the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen, who is holding an open book of the “The Ugly Duckling”. Located: West of Conservatory Water - East 73rd Street.  Read More

Times Square

Times Square is the heart of the Theater District, stretching along broadway from 42nd. to 48th Street.  You can stop by the Information center for details regarding tickets on broadway shows, sight seeing tours, and many other activities around the city. Open daily from 8AM to 8PM – in a walk-in facility at the embassy Theater, on Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets. Stay tune for more details as Sammy tours around Time Square in June and provides details on... Read More

Carousel

The famous old-fashion Carousel in Central Park is a hidden treasure for children of all ages. This current carousel has been in central park since 1951, but has been restored since then.  The first original carousel was placed in central park in 1871.  The next two Carousels were destroyed by fire in 1924 and in 1950. Details: $2 for a 3 and a half minute ride. Open daily April–November, 10:00am-6:00pm, weather permitting. Open weekends November-April 10:00am-4:30pm, weather... Read More

Bethesda Terrace

Bethesda Terrace is known as the heart of Central Park, and overlooks the Lake.  It is on two levels, united by two grand staircases and a lesser one that passes under Terrace Drive and is connected to the famous mall. The heart of Central Park.   Bethesda Fountain is the central feature on the lower level of the terrace, also known as “The Angel of Water”. two grand staircases. The pool is centered by a fountain sculpture designed by Emma Stebbins in... Read More

Springtime in Central Park

When sunrises Central Park is filled with people lying around, reading, eating, running, biking, walking their pets or just enjoying time with friends or love ones. The flowers in Central Park just makes the day a brighter place to be. Sammy loves it! l Spring Flowers from the Olmsted Flower Bed from the south end of the Literary Walk. Spring Flowers from the Olmsted Flower Bed from the south end of the Literary Walk. Cherry Blossoms Location: Springtime in Central Park  Read More

My Puppy

This is my puppy, Oreo!  Read More