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Of all the famous people who have called Wave Hill home over the decades — Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, even famed conductor Arturo Toscanini — there’s one Karen Meyerhoff wishes was a part of that list: Sherlock Holmes. Yes, yes, Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character. But Meyerhoff — Wave Hill’s president and executive director since 2015 — has a real mystery for the famed sleuth: Where does the name “Wave Hill” come from? more
New York City has finally caught up with the rest of the state when it comes to its economic reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. And because the city is now in Phase IV, some outdoor attractions — like Wave Hill and the New York Botanical Garden — are ready to reopen. more
Spring has sprung, but the parks are empty. The gardens seem abandoned. Trees — whose branches have begun to bloom deep in Spuyten Duyvil Shorefront Park — remain unseen and unappreciated. more
Van Cortlandt Park Alliance — the civic group formed from the merger of the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park — has found its first executive director. more
Tilt your head any which way, and what you see changes. The leaves of the surrounding orchids take on new shapes or disappear entirely in the mirrored sculpture that greets visitors in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden. more
Despite the soggy outdoor conditions on Feb. 11, dozens of journalists and other guests showed up for the media preview of the New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show. more
As the trains wended their way through lush cityscapes, children leaned, pointed and rejoiced. They tugged at their parents to get their attention, and scurried from one locomotive display to the next. The trains, like the children, were small, as were most of their surroundings. more
Artists can help remember what’s been lost. A piece can be a reminder that memories, and even someone’s roots, are resilient and full of value. They reveal that a loss is not always an end. more
Halloween is here, and it will soon be gone. And with it goes the Spooky Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, an annual autumn tradition in the lush green space. more
It was a hot day in late June when the corpse flower finally opened its pungent purple petals. For those wanting to get a peek and a whiff, there was no time to waste in getting to the New York Botanical Garden. more
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