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Should there be Wi-Fi in Parks? Does it harm Trees - and Humans? | NYC Conference addressing Wireless, More - Wed. March 13th and Thurs. March 14th Midtown - Free!

Should there be Wi-Fi in Parks? Does it harm Trees – and Humans? | NYC Conference addressing Wireless, More – Wed. March 13th and Thurs. March 14th Midtown – Free!

March 13, 2013

There is still time to attend the Conference on Corporate Interference with Science and Health which goes today – Wednesday, March 13th – until 5 p.m. and starts again tomorrow, Thursday, March 14th beginning at 9 a.m. in midtown. A friend of mine is there and says it is fantastic. Lots of great information. The [...]

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The Killing of the Prospect Park Geese, Pt I

The Killing of the Prospect Park Geese, Pt I

July 15, 2010

Last Thursday, July 8th, 400 Resident Geese of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park were rounded up and killed in the middle of the night under the dubious notion that this will make air travel in the New York City metropolitan area safe. Mitchel Cohen of the No Spray Coalition, a group which works to fight against and [...]

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Squirrel at Washington Square Park

Squirrel at Washington Square Park

August 18, 2009

The squirrels at Washington Square Park have a lot of fans.  They are quite the characters often coming right up to you on a bench or if you linger for a moment watching them on the paths around the Park! They are an integral part of a day at the park, more so, I’d say, [...]

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This Saturday Morning:  Ducks In the Washington Square Park Fountain!

This Saturday Morning: Ducks In the Washington Square Park Fountain!

June 6, 2009

First there were two ducks and then one flew off… Last week Bryant Park had ducks ambling about so maybe it’s the same pair and they are on an NYC Park tour… Thanks to Walking off the Big Apple for this tip and these photos and being there early this morning to capture this! by

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Central Park's Wild Turkey Hanging Out at Corner of 59th and 6th

Central Park's Wild Turkey Hanging Out at Corner of 59th and 6th

January 8, 2009

Apparently Central Park, which spans from 59th to 110th Streets and covers 840 acres, is getting a bit boring for a wild turkey that took up residence there. The turkey was spotted yesterday outside the confines of the park at the corner of 59th Street and 6th Avenue. NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe — who [...]

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Turtle Crossing, Prospect Park

Turtle Crossing, Prospect Park

July 4, 2008

Walking in Prospect Park in Brooklyn this morning, I noticed a turtle crossing a wide road that winds through the Park. I wasn’t ready to get that picture but captured this as he (or she) made his way back to the safety of the water! He was scampering along. (The road he crossed is to [...]

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Squirrels Against Privatization of our Parks

Squirrels Against Privatization of our Parks

June 10, 2008

Photo: Miriam West, one of the wonderful street artist vendors at Union Square Park by

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