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Why I love the QueensWay

The QueensWay would transform an abandoned railway in Queens into parkland.

Insouciant coyotes take Manhattan

An adventurous coyote led police on a futile chase through Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, the second to be seen in Manhattan in April, and the sixth NYC coyote sighting of 2015, a record-breaking pace.

Oysters!

“In Dutch and English days, immense beds of oysters grew in the harbor. They bordered the shores of Brooklyn and Queens, and they encircled Manhattan, Staten Island, and the islands in the Upper Bay…”

A kayaker’s perspective of Brooklyn

Check out the North Brooklyn Boat Club’s beautiful map and get ready to hit the currents.

Mariellé Anzelone

There are few places in Amer­ica where you can you lose your­self in a shaded for­est, take a twenty-minute break to enjoy empanadas at a Mex­i­can bodega, and then return to the wilder­ness to fin­ish your hike. That’s what we did with ecol­o­gist Mariellé Anzelone…

Growing the Battery Urban Farm

Battery Urban Farm is unique in two ways. First of all, we’re very accessible, located at street-level in the middle of a public park… Second, we are the largest educational farm on public land in all of Manhattan.

A (brief) history of sheep and goats in NYC

Goats and sheep are useful for clearing out unwanted plants, especially in areas that would be difficult for lawn mowers to reach. “They help us teach that we are all part of the food cycle,” and have been living and working in NYC for quite a while.

Free trees from the NYRP

The New York Restoration Project, the Bette Midler-founded, community garden-protecting organization has announced its annual Spring Tree Giveaway. The NYRP, in partnership with Toyota, will…