Why does urban biodiversity matter at all? Because according to the UN, for the first time in human history more people are now living in cities than rural areas. The planet is urban. When people experience nature, that nature will be urban too.
This year, the finalists span not only cuisines, but many of the boroughs.
The weekend consisted of many different bands ranging from local bands Haim and Joyce Manor, to indie rock staples The Strokes, Phoenix and Interpol, to the reunion of hardcore band The Blood Brothers and the recently reunited predominant shoegaze band, Slowdive.
Manny Singer of 95 Pitt Street on the Lower East Side, 1400 Jesup Avenue in the Bronx, Co-op City, and Century Village in Deerfield Beach, Florida died in his sleep early Tuesday morning August 5, 2014. He was ninety-four years old.
One day the gardener said to the children, "You know, I'm always telling you what we are going to grow. This time, what would you like to grow?" To her surprise, the children had a unanimous answer: "Kiwis!"
It's only been in recent years that I am at peace with food, and I am certain that this is much more than a temporary truce. Why did it take me such a long time to appreciate the value in my acupuncturist's words? Look around, there's a standard in this country that is harmful to women. Life is lived in many shapes and sizes.
July 24, 1969, Guadalupe and David Lopez welcomed their baby daughter Jennifer Lynn into the world. Jennifer Lopez, a first generation American, lived with her parents and two sisters in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx.
At first, you might think that this creepy crime movie is just another The Exorcist rip-off -- but it's better than that. Better.
Manhattan and its neighboring boroughs are home to some of the world's best restaurants, museums and attractions. But New York is not just a destination. It's also a home. For more than 8 million residents, the city does sleep.
For Rog Walker, photography is his medium. It connects him with humanity on an intimate level.
My teenage daughter and I took four days this week to explore the city and find the best lodging, dining, tours, and shows -- all the ones that aren't yet famous, but should be.
Global Kids stresses the importance of participation and coming up with action plans, that is, not only just talking about an issue, but actually getting active in the community.
It has been said, about New York, that "if you can make it there, you can make it anyway." I couldn't make it in New York City. On the other hand, I haven't really made it anywhere else, either.
A U.S. teen is 30 percent more likely to give birth than her counterpart in Russia, which is number two on the list. This is not a top position we can be proud of. But with continued efforts, there is every reason to believe that we will work our way to the bottom of the list.
Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.
Even in our highly unnatural cities, the very human desire to connect with nature has also given rise to countless parks and gardens. When we think of green space in New York City, where I live and work, our mind goes first to Central Park and the New York Botanical Gardens.