Category Archives: Historic Areas

Look What’s Happening at the New York Botanical Garden

Although this time of year might not inspire a yearning to garden in most New Yorkers (it has been hovering around only 30 degrees most days lately), one can still enjoy local flora by way of the New York Botanical … Continue reading

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MoMA Celebrates its Annual Party in the Garden

Earlier this week, prominent philanthropists, members of the art world, and New York’s elite gathered at the Museum of Modern Art’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden to celebrate the museum’s annual Party in the Garden. A lavish affair set inside … Continue reading

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What’s Wonderful at the New York Botanical Garden

I think it’s safe to say that winter has finally surrendered, and that the slow, drizzly foray into springtime has arrived. How wonderful are those days that are punctuated by surprising bursts of warm sunlight? How precious those tiny buds … Continue reading

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NYC’s Newest Urban Green Space Might be Coming Soon to Queens

If you’ve never been to New York City’s High Line Park – a one-mile stretch of linear greenway on the former New York Central Railroad in lower Manhattan – you have truly been missing out. Once an abandoned, elevated railway … Continue reading

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Transport Yourself to the Tropics at the New York Botanical Garden

One of my very favorite things about the New York Botanical Gardens is that you can go there year-round, and always find something new and exciting to explore. During the warmer months, there’s nothing lovelier than spending an afternoon wandering … Continue reading

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The Story Behind “Christmas Flowers”

Have you ever wondered how the Euphorbia Pulcherrima, also known as the Poinsettia, or even the “Christmas Flower” became one of the most recognized markers of the holiday season? I was curious myself, which is why I began to dig … Continue reading

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New York City’s Green Guerrillas

Pop-up arts installations and “guerilla” art tactics have been transforming public spaces for decades. “Yarn bombing” is an example of this: it’s a popular trend in which colorful, knitted pieces are placed on monuments, trees, or other structures as a … Continue reading

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Three Good Reasons to Visit the Botanical Garden Before Summer’s End

The New York Botanical Garden, with its more than 250 acres and leading plant laboratories, is one of the most prominent gardens in the United States and abroad. The garden, located in the Bronx area of New York City attracts … Continue reading

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The Union Square Greenmarket is One of New York City’s Treasures

All across the country, farmers’ markets are becoming a staple in many cities. These open-air markets are full of vibrant and delicious farm offerings unlike any other produce found in the city, as well as handmade goods, artisanal products, and … Continue reading

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Farm land in New York City – no kidding!

History and urban agriculture come together at the Queens County Farm Museum, and it’s incredible and inspiring. Spanning 47 acres, this magnificently preserved working farm is the biggest undisturbed agricultural area in New York City, and it has been operating … Continue reading

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