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Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

Local Waterways as Classrooms and Laboratories: A Conversation with Professor Joseph Rachlin

John Cronin | Posted 11.02.2015 | New York
John Cronin

Like most of the resourceful, urban educators I have met, Dr. Rachlin sees himself in his students. He enables them to find the treasures buried in the urban landscape - a talent he developed during his young years coming up in the city.

My Top 5 Inspiring Places in New York City

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

Anne Pasternak is the president and artistic director of Creative Time and commissions innovative public artwork around the world. These are her fav...

Watch Lupita Nyong'o's First Movie

Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment

Much has been made of the fact that Lupita Nyong'o's first feature-film performance, as Patsey in "12 Years a Slave," has made her a frontrunner for t...

Floating Paths, Amphitheater Coming to East River Esplanade | Posted 11.07.2013 | New York

MIDTOWN EAST — A new waterfront park planned for the East Side will feature floating paths, canopies and amphitheater seating, and it will be equipp...

An Environmental IQ Test for the Next Mayor of New York

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

There are garbage transfer stations in industrial areas in the outer boroughs. To get to them, unregulated private garbage trucks must pass through residential neighborhoods causing pollution. Fearing for their children's health, the residents want help. As mayor of this city, which of the following solutions would you support and why?

Dear Bill Thompson, About That Gigantic Bloomberg Dump...

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will support you if you continue. However, if you decide to leave the race and want to reward your most stalwart and effective supporters, here's how.

Weekend Wellness Tour: Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn

Linden Schaffer | Posted 09.07.2013 | New York
Linden Schaffer

With wellness being my career path, the itinerary I created keeps the key aspects of local, culture and fitness in mind as a way for visitors to see some of my favorite New York spots while adding in this healthy spin.

IMAGES: A Brooklyn Bridge Beach?

DNAinfo | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — Public kayaking, freshwater wetlands and a new beach could be on the way to Manhattan's East Side, thanks to an updated East River...

Sex and the City Sewer

OnEarth | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green

By Melissa Mahony, OnEarth We spent our first Valentine's Day together at a Michelin-starred restaurant on one of New York City's trendiest streets. ...

PHOTOS: Roosevelt Island's New Park

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The stone is as grey as the sky. It is beautiful and absolutely silent, a true oasis just a river's length away from bustling midtown and the FDR drive.

LOOK: FDR Memorial Park Finally Opening

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 10.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's been nearly 40 years since New York City started planning a memorial to President Franklin Roosevelt on an island in the East River. ...

(GRAPHIC PHOTOS: 'Monster' Washes Up On NYC Shore (UPDATE)

Posted 07.26.2012 | New York

Denise Ginley took some horrifying photos of a bloated, dead animal this weekend. "Is this another incarnation of the Montauk Monster?" she asked Goth...

PHOTOS: The South Street Seaport Fire

AP | Posted 07.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Fire officials say the blaze that engulfed part of a building in New York City's South Street Seaport was caused by faulty electrical wiri...

Finally! New York Politicians Rally For Fireworks To Return East

Posted 06.28.2012 | New York

After three straight years depriving nearly all of the outer-boroughs and Manhattan's East Side of the annual Fourth of July fireworks, Macy's has onc...

Photographer Raises Awareness Of Trash In East River (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green

New York's East River has had its share of environmental challenges over the years. And while progress has been made since the days when raw sewage an...

The Faithful Shopper: Choosing Chocolates

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

What are Easter, Passover, or even just spring without a little chocolate? New York has many places to buy that sweet treat. Here are some favorites.

Hydrokinetic Power: The Next Wave in Renewable Energy?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Peter Hanlon

Imagine expanding the number of tidal turbines in NYC's East River over the next ten years -- enough to ultimately generate about 1 megawatt of electricity, enough to power 9,500 New York homes.

WATCH: Man Rescued From East River After DIY Raft Fails

Posted 01.13.2012 | New York

Emergency responders rescued a teen stranded in the East River Thursday night after his homemade raft deflated. Firefighters received a call at abo...

Astoria Characters: The On-Beat Brothers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.28.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Enrico de Trizio and Giancarlo de Trizio start jamming to the rhythm of their new-found city. The brothers -- Enrico on the melodica and Giancarlo on the cajón -- have never played to the sky before, but once they start, they don't want to stop.

3rd Woman Dies Month After East River Chopper Crash

AP | Posted 01.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A third woman has died a month after a helicopter crashed into a New York City river during a sightseeing tour. The New York medical exam...

East River Ferry Is Ferry Popular

Posted 12.18.2011 | New York

Ridership on the East River Ferry, which had its maiden voyage back in June, has exceeded everyone's expectations. 448,670 people took a trip on a ...

2nd Woman Dies Following Helicopter Crash In New York City's East River

AP | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The long-time partner of a woman who was killed when a helicopter carrying them on a birthday celebration crashed into the East River...

Dolphins in the Big Apple

Sarah Chasis | Posted 10.11.2011 | New York
Sarah Chasis

It's been bad news down on Wall Street. But at the other end of NYC, off of City Island, there was a heartening report: dolphins were spotted and escorted through the Long Island Sound, ensuring a smooth trip to the Big Apple.

Treatment Plant Damaged By Fire Spewing Sewage Into Hudson River

AP | TOM McELROY | Posted 09.20.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Environmental officials urged swimmers and kayakers to stay out of New York City waters Thursday because a wastewater treatment plant...