Cerntral Park Easter Egg Hunt; Photo - AP

Egg gathering in Central Park; Photo - Daily NewsGothamist was strolling around the Upper West Side yesterday, when we were suddenly suspicious of (okay, knocked around by) all the children milling about, namely children wearing bunny ears, with painted faces, and holding Easter egg baskets. Then it dawned on us: The Central Park Eggstravaganza. The 57th Easter Egg hunt has fun for the whole family, with jelly-bean filled Easter eggs on the lawn for kids to pick up and the Easter Bunny about. As the Post reports, a cop yelled to the "heedless" crowd: "Two eggs each! You take more than two, you get locked up!" Gothamist thinks some kids took more than two, as many kids were hyper or cranky, from the sugar high.

Why are eggs such a big deal on Easter? WNBC answers that.
The Daily News has a guide to DVD Easter Eggs.