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Article: WNYC - New Census Counts All Trees on New York City's Streets

On my way to work today I noticed that the sidewalk on my block has been cut in two separate places for two new trees. There were also two trees planted on my block over the summer. 119 more words

Parenting

A Tale Of 2 Parks: Drugs Plague Washington Square Park; Privately-Run Bryant Park Is Squeaky Clean

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A stark contrast is observable between several parks run by the City of New York and one that is not.

As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, Mayor Bill de Blasio likes to talk about a tale of two cities. 463 more words

News

Speaking for the Trees: The New Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan

“I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”

― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

To be a tree in the city is very hard.  1,108 more words

Planning

LAUGHTER IN THE PARK

Laughter is the key to a happy and healthy life and is good for the soul!  Keeping New York happy is exactly what Laughter In The Park brought to you by  214 more words

Free Events

Staying Cool at McCarren Park Pool

By Sierra Goerg

On a hot Wednesday afternoon, New Yorkers flocked to McCarren Pool, one of New York City’s public pools, to cool off. Located in northern Brooklyn on Lorimer Street, the pool offered a refreshing break from the sunny 90-degree forecast. 224 more words

Photography

Eagles and Falcons and Hawks . . . oh My!

It was breathtaking. There I was, sitting on a bench at the top of Riverside Park conversing with a colleague, when the sky darkened , and a great swoosh of wings swept up a swirl of dust and leaves, and suddenly, we were in a scene from Jurassic Park. 1,195 more words

UNION SQUARE WELCOMES ARTIST LIONEL SMIT'S FIRST U.S. PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION

Smit’s MORPHOUS to Grace Union Square Park through April 2017

To welcome MORPHOUS to Union Square’s triangle park, we were joined by the artist, Lionel Smit, one of South Africa’s most noteworthy young artists debuting his first public art installation in the United States. 543 more words

Union Square Park