Ugly but delectable: the snakehead fish
New Yorkers were shocked by recent news that snakeheads - fierce predatory fish that originated in Southeast Asia - had been discovered in Central Park's Harlem Meer. They were said to be bigger and more dangerous than piranhas. The Central Park Conservancy ... More >>
No one was prepared for this weekend's weird freak snowstorm, least of all Central Park's trees. According to reports, the park may have lost 1,000 trees over the weekend. By way of contrast, Hurricane Irene only felled 125 trees.
How could this be? Aren't New York trees tougher than that?
New data from the Central Park Conservancy provides way more statistics about Manhattan's greenest section than you might've ever thought imaginable, including the fact that it's still dominated by locals: almost 70 percent of Central Park's visitors are from around here. The Report on the Pu ... More >>
via MSNBC, LiveScience/DreamstimeMore than a century ago, Egypt "gave" New York City a giant obelisk, you know, to cultivate trade and good faith and such. We called it Cleopatra's Needle, and we parked it in Central Park, where it's stood since 1881. But all of a sudden, Egypt is not happy ... More >>
Usually we're all, "blar, we've been living here 100 years and we don't need an audio tour," even in museums where we don't know shit about shit, but here's something we might actually do: cell-phone audio commentary on city landmarks, performed by local celebrities. For example, "Yoko Ono introduce ... More >>