They’re either killing New York or saving it

Crain’s NY July 27, 20015 Behold the masters of derailing projects in the city—and the playbook they use to drive developers crazy. The owners of the New York Mets planned to build a shopping mall in a parking area next to Citi Field. They expected resistance—there always is in New York—but not from the son […]

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New research suggests nature walks are good for your brain

Washington Post June 29, 2015 …The paper, by Stanford’s Gregory Bratman and several colleagues from the United States and Sweden, was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In it, 38 individuals who lived in urban areas, and who had “no history of mental disorder,” were divided into two groups — […]

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When Will de Blasio See the Light on Parks?

New York Magazine July 16, 2015 …Bloomberg’s credo was clear: Plant new parks, leverage private money, and make New York a magnet for visitors, investments, and residents. The de Blasio administration’s approach is … we’ll get back to you. I hope they do. “Bloomberg’s philosophy developed over time,” points out Tupper Thomas, the executive director […]

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Ridinhii: Bushwick Inlet Park

Not many people know that behind this fence lies a

Patrick Coll July 14, 2015 Not many people know that behind this fence lies a little inlet of water that used to run all the way up to McCarren Park in Brooklyn, and is what attracted people to live in this neighborhood in the first place. Bushwick Inlet, or what is left of it, is […]

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Appellate Court Issues Historic Decision To Keep Parkland Public In Willets West Lawsuit

NY State Senator Tony Avella July 2, 2005 (QUEENS, NY) Today, State Senator Tony Avella, along with the City Club of New York, Queens Civic Congress, members of Willets Point United Inc., and nearby residents/business owners opposed to the “Willets West” mega-mall proposal, announced that the Appellate Division of the First Department issued a historic […]

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