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With great fanfare and a parade — running from Battery Park, past the fountain at City Hall Park, to Union Square and back downtown again — New York City residents celebrated a sight they had never seen before: fountains spraying water into the air. more
Before social media, smartphones or the internet provided access to the life and goings on of celebrities and elected officials, photojournalists were needed to capture every move of these famous people. more
A cleaner park. Well-maintained hiking trails. Improved water quality. Those were some the projects the nonprofit Friends of Van Cortlandt Park worked on over the past 25 years. more
It took just a single voice to revive the decades-long absence of the Riverdale Neighborhood House’s theater group. And that voice belonged to Terry Herbert. more
Marisol Díaz was on hand along with 60 bowlers and a few loungers, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center B-o-w-l-a-t-h-o-n at Bowlerland raises $10,000 on Oct. 17 for general operating funds. … more
Say “garden” and a mental image bursting with flowers appears. But outdoor space that provides visual interest can be far more varied. more
It was a Facebook photo of an old doll captioned with “The Creepy Baby” that first inspired Kristina Thorstenson to collect vintage dolls for a class assignment. Now, her photographs and doll pieces have made their way onto the walls at An Beal Bocht Café. more
“The Treasurer” at Playwrights Horizons is a new take on an all-too-common problem: What do we do with mom? more
Alex Simmons arrived at the massive San Diego Comic-Con in California as a panelist, but returned home an award winner. more
Reptiles and mammals differ in a significant way. more
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