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A Planet In Peril Is Focus of New AMNH Exhibit

A Planet In Peril Is Focus of New AMNH Exhibit

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  | The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) launched a permanent climate change exhibit last month, featuring an interactive wall with key information about our planet’s changing weather patterns. Interactive sections detail evidence of rising temperatures, the greenhouse gas emissions causing the temperature to rise, and the consequences of climate change with before-and-after […]

Good Causes Fuel Grueling Paddle ‘Round Manhattan

Good Causes Fuel Grueling Paddle ‘Round Manhattan

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Edmonds Bafford has been paddleboarding in the Surfers’ Environmental Alliance’s (SEA) annual 26-mile race around Manhattan since 2013. To date, he has raised some $200,000 for the group, which supports environmental causes as well as autism non-profits. On Saturday, August 11, Bafford, now a board member at the Alliance, will race for […]

Shakespeare & Co. Coming Home to UWS

Shakespeare & Co. Coming Home to UWS

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Dane Neller, CEO of Shakespeare & Co., calls it the trifecta: buy, commune, and create. When the bookseller returns to the Upper West Side late this fall, Neller said, the new store will be a place to buy books, of course, include a café where people can commune, and feature an […]

Manufacturers Make Case for Garment District Staying in Manhattan

Manufacturers Make Case for Garment District Staying in Manhattan

BY MARK NIMAR | The future of Manhattan’s Garment District was among the fashionable topics of concern at July 25’s full board meeting of Community Board 4 (CB4), as a costume designer, a glove maker, and an embroidery expert insisted the city’s recently proposed zoning laws for the iconic neighborhood will negatively affect their businesses, […]

Food and Fun in at National Night Out Against Crime

Food and Fun in at National Night Out Against Crime

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The temperature, like the chicken being grilled, was sizzling — but the mood was buoyant at the annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tues., Aug. 7. The event — a way for the police and the community to come together — was held locally by Chelsea’s 10th Precinct, and took […]

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

Orlando’s Pulse Memorial Planner Visits NYC

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On a beautiful recent mid-summer morning, Hudson River Park’s LGBT Memorial — which pays homage to victims of hate violence against the community, and to those lost and injured in the June 2016 shooting spree at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, in particular — played host to the onePULSE Foundation itself, the non-profit established […]

New NYS Push Against Hepatitis C

New NYS Push Against Hepatitis C

BY NATHAN RILEY | Health advocates are making a concerted push to raise awareness of a disease about which many people are uniformed despite its growing prevalence: hepatitis C. July 28 was World Hepatitis Day, with the World Health Organization focusing its efforts around the theme: “Test. Treat. Hepatitis.” And, now, New York State has started […]

Mathews-Palmer Playground Officially Reopens

Mathews-Palmer Playground Officially Reopens

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The spiffy silver caboose rocked back and forth as children’s cries of joy could be heard. The railroad car was a nod to Mathews-Palmer Playground’s past, fittingly, as on July 31, its present began — the playground was officially reopened. It has been a long track to the opening of […]

Central Park Honors Women’s Suffrage — And Its Complicated History

Central Park Honors Women’s Suffrage — And Its Complicated History

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Meredith Bergmann, a sculptor for more than 40 years, has been selected as the artist who will create the first Central Park statues representing non-fictional women. Last year, the city’s Parks Department announced plans for a monument honoring women’s suffrage movement leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and the design Bergmann […]

Losing Battles, Supertall Opponents Hope to Win the War

Losing Battles, Supertall Opponents Hope to Win the War

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Elected officials and community groups on the Upper East and West Sides went head to head with the developers of two uptown towers at the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) last week  — and though both buildings seem likely to be completed, there is a chance a new zoning precedent […]

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