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I'll Take Your Hypocrisy If You Build Me a Tunnel

Edward Wytkind | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Chris Christie says as president he'd move aggressively on Amtrak's long delayed Hudson River rail tunnel project -- yes, the same tunnel project he killed as governor five years ago. While cynics question motives here and wonder just how much hypocrisy we'll have to endure in this presidential election, I'll take what I can get.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

A Win for All Atop the Palisades

Ned Sullivan | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Ned Sullivan

While this is a great victory -- perhaps the most important environmental settlement in the Hudson Valley over the last decade -- it doesn't mean our work is finished.

He Caught A Shark Where?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.26.2015 | Weird News

Sharks in Manhattan don't just roam Wall Street. Fisherman Wu Zhen caught a real one in the Hudson River on Thursday in Battery Park, the New York ...

A Dozen Cool and Classic Ways to Best Experience the Northern Catskills NY

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, the lesser-traveled portion of the Catskill Mountains, is being re-imagined as New York's extreme adventure park a mere two hours from Manhattan.

My First Bite of the Big Apple (and Why I'm Coming Back for More)

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Alex Matthews

Leaving the city spawned a curious blend of emotions. In some ways it was a relief: I felt like I was coming up for air. In other ways, I felt almost bereft, like I was losing something, leaving something vital and fizzing and rich behind.

American Masterworks From the Corcoran at the National Gallery of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The National Gallery of Art has acquired more than 6,000 works of art from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Beginning in the summer of 2015 and continuing for several months, the paintings will be integrated into the American galleries on the main floor.

My Mother's Journey With Alzheimer's: A Family Portrait

Lisa Levart | Posted 06.13.2015 | Good News
Lisa Levart

I haven't seen the movie "Still Alice" because my mother has Alzheimer's disease. While she slips away into the advanced stages of this ferocious illness, I can't watch anything that illustrates the journey my family is on.

90s Rock Goddess Melissa Auf Der Maur

Kate Orne | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Kate Orne

"Music brought me out of my shell, which I am very grateful for. That's the human lesson of Hole that sticks with me every day. Even just from the three people I was in the band with, the three individuals who are major marks on my life."

The Top 10 Places To Propose In The Northeast U.S.

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Weddings
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Not everyone wants to propose marriage on a beach at sunset, at a restaurant over dessert or via a made-for-Youtube extravaganza. Here are ideas from Virginia to Maine for lovers of all sorts.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Patrick Harten, Air-Traffic Controller

Ian Spanier | Posted 03.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Patrick Harten, Air-Traffic Controller Harten might not be as famous as Chesley Sullenberger, but as the lead air-traffic controller on duty durin...

Cuomo's Regulatory Chief Sets Precedent for Protecting Environment and Ratepayers

Ned Sullivan | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Just as Gov. Cuomo's PSC did the right thing in saying "no" to a desalination plant that would hurt ratepayers' pocketbooks and mar the environment, the PSC should steer the proposed new transmission lines toward the off-ramp of the Energy Highway.

Don't Give Up the Home Phone!

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

No doubt some millennial whippersnapper will ask why, if you have a cell, anyone needs a wired home phone. Okay, maybe one line for fax but an actual non-battery table-top phone -- no way.

Swimming in the Hudson: An Ode to Prevention

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

This is the 21st century. We need to apply our preventive focus to more than assuring we can swim in waters like the Hudson without it being a threat to our lives. We need this river to become a symbol of how we ended drowning and suicides, not a tragic reminder of the failure of prevention.

You Don't Need a Car to Spend Labor Day Weekend in Hudson, New York

Fathom | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Fathom

City folk often fantasize about trading in the urban hustle for something more quaint. The kind of place with a Main Street and a coffee joint and a bar where everybody knows their name.

GE: Don't Leave Before the Job Is Done

Ned Sullivan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Now is the time for the state and federal agencies responsible for the long-term health of the river to come together to forge an agreement with GE to achieve a clean Hudson. And now is the time for GE to "bring good things to life" in this American Heritage River.

The Bard of the Upper Reaches

Daniel Maidman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

My favorite course in college was one of the obvious and simple ones: Shakespeare. We read maybe 20 of the plays and talked about them. Our professor was an eccentric old Greek, Pete Phialas, who had been dragged out of retirement by a student of his.

31 Swimmers, 18 Kayakers, 8 Bridges, 120 Miles, 1 River.

Harris Silver | Posted 09.06.2014 | New York
Harris Silver

The river is a tidal river and ebbs and floods twice a day. The swimmers swim with the ebb (the water moves south) once it starts to flood (the water moves north) swimming becomes a Sisyphean task.

Bakken Trains

J Henry Fair | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
J Henry Fair

There has been an alarming rise in the incidence of train accidents in the last two years involving the derailment of tanker cars carrying crude oil, spilling large volumes of toxic crude oil into waterways.

Living on the Edge

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Given the North American urban renaissance, how much development can the highly desirable edge of a park absorb? How much vertical aspiration can our horizontal ideal accommodate?

New York's Leaders Position State to Be National Model for Embracing Clean Energy

Ned Sullivan | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Ned Sullivan

New York only receives three percent of its power from coal-fired plants -- the dirtiest fossil fuel -- meaning it will have to look to other energy-saving measures to hit its mark.

The Years Just Run Away

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I take in the full measure of this guy, who's pacing like a panther as I do my stretching. He's young and strong, with wide shoulders and a narrow waist. Twenty-five years and twenty-five pounds ago, I looked like that. And now, we're going running together.

The Long, Zig-Zag Road to a Student's Graduation

Martha Lufkin | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Martha Lufkin

There, a man with a flowing long white beard directed us to a deserted hotel, but no one answered the door. Cats howled in the night. Trees creaked as if about to crash down. We beat it out of Headless Horseman Park.

Let NJ Transit's Trains Use PATH Tunnels to NYC

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Mark W. Schleisner

Ever since NJ Governor Christie cancelled funding for the Trans-Hudson ARC railroad tunnel to NY Penn Station, mass transit pundits seem to be at a lo...

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.