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Reinstating the Pigeon’s Good Name

Carla Gould, a student at New York University, is hard at work on disproving the belief that pigeons pigeons are pests and a public nuisance. As a first task, she's writing a handbook extolling the many virtues of pigeon excrement. [...more]

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Proposed Sanitation Garage Facing Opposition from Community

Canal Park, one of New York’s oldest, stands as a triumph for the Hudson Square residents. Taken apart in the 1920’s to build the Holland Tunnel, the park was restored four years ago to look very similar to the 1888 design by Vaux and Parsons, the designers of Central Park. However, with the city’s plan [...] [...more]

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Green Cathedrals: The Spiritual Side of Horticulture

Equipped with a pair of garden scissors and gloves, Susan Sipos does not leave anything to chance. She organizes the volunteers at the Jefferson Market Garden with grace and precision, cueing them masterfully to rake leaves, trim branches and plant bulbs so that a careful arrangement of colors, scents and textures will delight visitors. [...more]

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South Bronx Lawyer Takes on Yankees

BRONX – Ramon Jimenez leans forward, his hands slicing the air as he describes the tactics that he will rely on for the lawsuit he is planning against the World Champion New York Yankees. [...more]

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Renovation Unearths City’s Past

Jersey City, NJ – The Hamilton Park neighborhood is one of the most desirable places to live in this old city at the river’s edge. Over the past twenty-five years it has become a trendy place for commuters and young families to call home. But recently the city’s industrial past resurfaced — literally. During [...] [...more]

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Caring for Trees 101

Mayor Bloomberg’s MillionTreesNYC activists have planted 250,000 trees since their launch in 2007 – but who takes care of them? According to Samuel Bishop, President of the Trees New York organization, “the contractors who put up the trees are only responsible for taking care of them for 2 years. After that it [...] [...more]

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