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8 Ideal Ways to Romance Your Beloved in New York City

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Visit Central Park Zoo. Though small, this zoo is an enchanting way to spend an hour or two, no matter your age. Snuggle up while watching Snow Leopards cuddle and delight in the antics of sea lions and penguins. Laughing together is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Why We Must Ban Microbeads

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.

The Terrible Thought I Had During My Postpartum Depression

Jen Simon | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

It took a long time, therapy and experimenting with different anti-depressants, but I finally, finally emerged from the abyss of depression and anxiety, and began to enjoy my son and my life again.

LOOK: Twin Snow Leopard Cubs Debut At Central Park Zoo

| Posted 11.04.2013 | New York

By Ben Fractenberg MANHATTAN — Two frisky snow leopards born at the Central Park Zoo this summer made their public debut Monday. The twin cubs, ...

Gus the Polar Bear - Free at last, Free at last.

Val Brown | Posted 11.03.2013 | New York
Val Brown

If you're feeling sad for you and your kids and the many delightful hours you spent watching Gus in his plate glass cell, take a moment to mourn the life he lead for your enjoyment. And then celebrate that he is finally free.

PHOTOS: Remembering Gus, The Central Park Zoo's Beloved Polar Bear

Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

Today is a sad day for animal lovers across the nation: Gus, the Central Park Zoo’s beautiful polar bear, has died. Gus, Central Park Zoo's b...

Wild Times at the Central Park Zoo

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 08.13.2013 | Style
Melissa Berkelhammer

While it may not officially be summer yet -- as a friend gently reminded me earlier today -- by all accounts, the post-Memorial Day "unofficial" summe...

First Gorilla Born In NYC Dies At 40

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Pattycake, the first gorilla born in New York City, has died at the Bronx Zoo. She was 40 years old and suffering from chronic cardiac pro...

WATCH: NYPD No Match For Fugitive Peacock

Posted 08.22.2012 | New York

The all-seeing, bigger-than-the-FBI NYPD may have the ability to shoot down planes, but when it comes to catching one particular peacock, New York's f...

PHOTOS: Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise At The Zoo

Gothamist | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York

Katie Holmes is continuing to enjoy her life as a soon-to-be-single mom in New York. After taking daughter Suri Cruise to the East Village for ice cre...

WATCH: Evil Elmo Impostor Strikes Again

Posted 06.25.2012 | New York

The angry, "emotionally disturbed" Elmo impostor known to harass innocent New Yorkers in high-trafficked tourist spots is at it again, this time peste...

The Biggest NYC Animal Stories Of 2011

Posted 12.24.2011 | New York

From peacocks wandering the Upper East Side to hilarious Twitter accounts sparked from a missing Cobra and partying turtles invading JFK, 2011 was qui...

A Huffington Post Guide To Family Vacations In New York

The Huffington Post | Megan Farrell Fuchsloch | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in New York can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've...

Watch: New York's Hottest Chicks

Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

You won't find New York's hottest chicks dining at ABC Kitchen, peddling away at SoulCycle or lined up for an Alexander Wang sample sale. You'll have ...

WATCH: Surprise Baby Lamb Born As Storm Approached Named 'Irene Hope'

Posted 11.01.2011 | New York

As New Yorkers braced for Hurricane Irene Saturday, staff at the Central Park Zoo made a surprising discovery--a brand new baby lamb. "We all came...

Planning A Trip To The Big Apple? Read Our Guide To Family Vacations In New York City

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in New York City can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, ...

There Is A Peacock On The Loose In New York...Again

| Olivia Scheck | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York

UPDATE: She's back. EARLIER: A peacock escaped from the Central Park Zoo and was on the loose on the Upper East Side Tuesday afternoon, zoo offi...

HuffPost Review: Mr. Popper's Penguins

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Imagine penguins sledding on their stomachs down a slurry of spilled ice buckets in the middle of a black-tie charity event. If that sounds like a lot of laughs, then you're either a six-year-old or the ideal adult audience member for this movie.

Central Park Zoo's Beloved Polar Bear Dies At 25

AP | Posted 08.04.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- One of the Central Park Zoo's beloved polar bears has died. Zoo officials say Ida was euthanized Friday after veterinarians determined sh...

Tragedy Amidst Beauty

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The tragic death of a six-month-old baby on Saturday just outside the Central Park Zoo was the result when a major limb of a honey locust tree suddenly fell about thirty-five feet.

Falling Tree Branch Kills Baby, Hurts Mother At Central Park Zoo

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP / Huffington Post) -- Police say a 6-month-old baby has been killed and her mother injured by a falling tree branch at the Central Park Z...

Man Killed By Falling Branch In Central Park

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A man was killed by a falling snow-covered tree branch in Central Park earlier this afternoon. The unidentified man was declared dead on the scene ...

Baby Mini-Nubian Goat Born At Central Park Zoo

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A "mini" goat was born recently at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo. He was born to one of four Mini-Nubian goats which the zoo bo...

Central Park Zoo Opens New Snow Leopard Exhibit

nydailynews.com | By Jan Ransom | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Central Park Zoo opened its first new exhibit in over 20 years on Thursday, introducing 2 snow leopards to New York City, with a third on its way....

Did This Knight Have To Be So Dark?

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With The Dark Knight, we get such a boundary-breaking piece of pulp whose noir is so effective that, we most likely will see comic books and their relative movie and TV franchises adopt an even darker tone.