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One Direction Debuts New Song Live in GMA Central Park Concert (watch!) 2

One Direction Debuts New Song Live in GMA Central Park Concert (watch!)

One Direction stormed Central Park in New York City this morning (Aug. 4) for an open air concert. The boys sang their new song “Drag Me Down” before throngs of screaming fans as part of ABC’s “Good Morning America” Summer Concert Series. The boys, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Thomlinson, surprised fans by releasing the track July 31....
Bono's 'Spill' Shows Biking in NYC No Easy Ride in the (Central) Park 4

Bono’s ‘Spill’ Shows Biking in NYC No Easy Ride in the (Central) Park

Bono, frontman for Irish band U2, is laid up after a biking “spill” in New York City’s Central Park that will force the band to cancel its week-long “Tonight Show” residency. Biking in the city is no easy ride. Even in the city’s premiere green space, were car traffic is prohibited on weekends, riding a bike can be a dangerous undertaking. The band released a statement on its Web site from guitarist Edge, bass player Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr., delivering the news....
Robert Pattison Band Favorite Kings of Leon Plays GMA in Central Park 6

Robert Pattison Band Favorite Kings of Leon Plays GMA in Central Park

Kings of Leon a band favorite of Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson, showcased their Nashville-based Southern rock in Central Park this morning (July 25) as part of ABC’s Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. The band is a family affair. It’s made up of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ivan Nathan Followill (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael Jared Followill (bass guitar, backing vocals) and cousin Cameron Matthew Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals)....
Taylor Swift Seeing Harry Styles! Has She Become a Maneater? (Photos!) 10

Taylor Swift Seeing Harry Styles! Has She Become a Maneater? (Photos!)

Taylor Swift may have conquered another heart, One Direction’s Harry Styles. She sings about loves lost, but Swift is looking more and more like a maneater who has torn through an impressive list of boyfriends, including an A-List actor and a Kennedy! Swift, 22, was spotted with Styles over the weekend strolling around one of the most romantic parks in the world, New York City’s Central Park. Swift has now gone through a slew of boyfriends that include Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor Kennedy....
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NYC Marathon Canceled, But Marathoner Pride Lives On

The 2012 New York City Marathon may have been canceled following misguided public outrage, but marathoner pride is alive and well. Despite having sunk thousands of dollars into marathon-related expenses such as hotel, flight and related fees, large contingents of runners —notably from European countries such as Germany and Italy — took to Central Park early Saturday morning (11/3/12) to run. Not for a medal or prize money, but for national pride, and for the love of running. Central Park, which had been closed all week for cleanup after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the city, reopened at 8 a.m. ...
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NY Mayor Bloomberg Reverses Course, Cancels NYC Marathon

ew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called off the New York Marathon, bowing to political pressure and criticism that the race would divert city resources away from the Hurricane Sandy cleanup effort. But it will cause another financial blow to the already reeling city. Bloomberg wanted to move forward with the marathon because it was expected to generate $255 million in economic activity for the beleaguered city, which is losing tens of millions of dollars a day because of the hurricane. The mayor also wanted to marathon to go forward as a symbol of the city’s resiliency and a sign that it was quickly moving ahead to restore normalcy to the city....
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Hedge Fund Billionaire Donates $100 Million to Central Park

Hedge-fund billionaire John Paulson is donating a whopping $100 million to the Central Park Conservancy, the largest donation to any park in U.S. history. “It’s simply impossible to imagine what New York would be without Central Park,” Paulson said at an Oct. 23 news conference in Central Park that was attended by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. “It is a great privilege to be able to contribute to the Central Park Conservancy, one of the most important cultural institutions in New York.”...