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New York Restoration Project

Urban Parks: From Dumping Grounds to Centers of Energy

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 07.08.2016 | New York
Charles A. Birnbaum

A major initiative by New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver cogently explored at the recent and fascinating Parks Without Borders Summit...

My Bette Midler Playlist -- Top 10 Classics

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

To accompany My Bette Midler Story, I thought it would be nice to put together a playlist of my favorite Bette Midler songs. Many of you, I'm sure, kn...

My Bette Midler Story

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

Some of you who follow me on social media may have seen a picture or two of me with Bette Midler and wondered, How did that happen? How did she get to...

The Magical World of Gardening

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

It's time to plant a garden. If you don't have one already, this is your moment. If you have one, maybe you could help others plant their own. You might find that you are nourishing your own life by nourishing another's.

From Parking Lot to Paradise - the Revenge of Urban Agriculture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Charles A. Birnbaum

Urban agriculture during my baby boomer childhood in New York City, when postwar agricultural production became increasingly industrialized, amounted ...

Bette Midler Defies Hurricane, Fights Climate Change

Katie Halper | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York
Katie Halper

Bette Midler knows that even when it comes to Hurricane Sandy, the show must go on. And so must her annual masquerade Hulaween -- a major fundraiser for the New York Restoration Project.

The Givers: What Made Bette Midler Go Green? A Divine Interview!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.03.2012 | Women

Long before she became the "Divine Miss M," Bette Midler was a divine little girl with a divine love of nature. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, s...

John Kerry, Paul Simon, Bette Midler at the "other" sanity rally - NYRP's Hulaween

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

John Kerry took the stage last night at the New York Restoration Project's annual Hulaween Ball at the Waldorf Astoria dressed in a gray suit and tie....

Bette Midler Gets $2 | Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project is at it again. The non-profit, which works to revitalize parks and public spaces throughout New York City...

15 Years Later, Why Bette Midler Is Still Trying to Save New York

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

There's a strength and purpose to her showgirl style, and for the past 15 years Midler's taken that spirit offstage with a mission: making New York one of the greenest cities in the world.