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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 | 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.