Category Archives: Public Places

Urban Clovers are Evolving in a Surprising Way

Urbanization has long driven change in human societies, but it also has an impact on plants and animals too, and not just in taking away land for their use. Other organisms that live in cities have been evolving way to … Continue reading

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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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How to DIY Your Own Holiday Wreath

Holiday wreaths are such lovely, seasonal decorations to behold this time of year. Some historians have traced the origins of wreaths back to ancient Greece and Rome, from which different incarnations of wreaths have roots in Christianity, organized athletics, and … Continue reading

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How to Care for Those Lovely Lilacs

“Now that lilacs are in bloom, she has a bowl of lilacs in her room.” – T.S. Eliot It wouldn’t be springtime without the lovely aroma of newly blossoming lilacs wafting through the air. When I was growing up, my … 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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Four Fantastic NYC Farmer’s Markets

Many folks think that it’s hard to find fresh produce in an urban setting, but now more than ever there are lots of ways to indulge in a farm-to-table, “locavore” lifestyle. Here’s a look at a handful of fantastic farmer’s … Continue reading

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Growing Trends in Companies Promoting Health and Wellness

Paid sick days and a cushy company break-room might have been the perks that led you to your current job, but nowadays, many businesses are upping the ante in employer benefits. Can you imagine spending your lengthy lunch break tending … Continue reading

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