Be rugged and outdoorsy, even in the city
A happy, soggy May Day to all of you. You may have noticed a torrential downpour generating from the sky yesterday, soaking your hair, your laptop, your socks, your life, and generally making everything unbearable. According to the National Weather Service, nearly 5 inches fell in Central Park, the ... More >>
Find fall color at the NY Botanical Garden
Wait, the East River has beavers? Well, not ones that are supposed to be there. Regardless, the East River is where park rangers found Justine, a sick, starving beaver carried downstream by the current. Justine was then brought to local wild animal rescue organization, Wildlife In Need of Rescue and ... More >>
We all love the Bronx Zoo. Who doesn't? The mini-jungle of Morris County provides fun for all age groups and houses a few animals that you wouldn't ever think of seeing in the Big City. One of which is a tiger (actually, that's not always true) and, sometimes, people get a little too excited about g ... More >>
Water on the brain
A recent post on the Environmental Protection Agency's Greening the Apple blog about seasonal birdwatching in Sandy Hook, New Jersey got us thinking: Do you have to go all the way to a neighboring state to check out the summer's cool birds? So we hit up two area birders -- Dr. Robert "Birding Bob" ... More >>
NYC.govA floating dome made of umbrella spokes and empty soda bottles, bound on canoes from the South Bronx to Inwood, where it would have stayed in a monthlong exhibit, was shipwrecked on Rikers Island this week, causing a commotion among corrections officers, who immediately confirmed that ... More >>
Earlier this year the city announced a five-year plan with AT&T to bring free Wi-Fi to 26 spots in 20 New York City parks throughout the boroughs. This Thursday, Astoria Park in Queens, Herbert Von King Park and McCarren Park Field House in Brooklyn, Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan, and Clo ... More >>
Go trailblazing in the Bronx
New Yorkers, it's time to rejoice in our misery and impatience! All of those long tedious hours stuck in standstill traffic are finally paying off. New York City was unfortunate to have two honors bestowed upon it: the worst single roadway in the country and the worst bottleneck in the countr ... More >>
The NYPD is asking for the public's help locating Emily Vazquez, 14, of 1602 Bronx River Parkway, the Bronx. Emily, pictured, is 5'5" and 110 pounds, with black eyes and brown hair. She was last seen leaving her house on Friday, November 19, at approximately 6:30 p.m. If you have any informat ... More >>
The Saw Mill, the Bronx River, and parts of the FDR were closed due to flooding this morning thanks to the monsoon that kicked in before dawn. But the West Side Highway, a.k.a. the Joe DiMaggio? Traffic is flowing fine there, thanks in large part because we never built Westway, the crazed mul ... More >>
The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating Sequin Moore, 12, of 1250 Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, New York. He was last seen on May 17 wearing a black and white jacket, black jeans, and black sneakers. Moore, pictured, is five feet and 120 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. ... More >>
Following up the Times' recent Manhattan Skunk invasion story, the News has a shortlist of New York's wild animals, including deer, coyotes, bats, turkeys, and a celebrity beaver, and where to go see them. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, who was interviewed for the piece, lists places in ... More >>
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Forbes has released a list of the nation's 100 worst traffic intersections, and boosters be pleased to learn that New York crossroads occupy six of the top ten spots, including the #1 position. Top honors go to Exit 4B, which connects the Cross Bronx Expressway to the Bronx River Parkway, and where, ... More >>
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