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National Parks: America's Best Idea

(7) Comments | Posted September 25, 2009 | 10:32 AM

Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan of Florentine Films have done it again. Already credited with some of the best documentaries of our time: The Civil War, Jazz, The West, Baseball, and most recently, The War, the duo have become the video biographers of the American nation. Their latest film, National...

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Alexander Hamilton: Unclaimed Son to Founding Father

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2009 | 10:17 AM

As New Yorkers go, you've just gotta love Alexander Hamilton. He was the perfect New Yorker because, of course, he was neither perfect nor born here. But, to evoke E.B. White, is anyone ever really from New York?


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Riverbank Park: A New York Oasis

(3) Comments | Posted July 11, 2009 | 6:55 PM

New York is a land (literally!) of extreme proportions, huge and small. Look at New York State's parkland for example, no exceptions here. Second to Alaska, New York is home to the largest park in the United States, the six million-acre grandmother of all early (1892) open space, New York's...

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New York: The Epic Origins

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2009 | 7:45 AM

"1609, The Year the World Changed" declares the banner above the museum.

But help me... 1609? ...Let's see, as dates go, 1776...1812...1861... 1929... hop-scotching...1968? I certainly and sadly know those month-and day-only dates when in just moments we knew the world had changed: December 7, November 22, September 11; or...

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