Not that this'll ease those still suffering the devastating Hurricane Sandy effects, but it turns out the monstrously ill 2012 wind has blown a bit of good.
As the father of a teenage girl, I'm familiar with the music of Taylor Swift. I never thought her music would help me qualify for Boston, but it did.
Why does urban biodiversity matter at all? Because according to the UN, for the first time in human history more people are now living in cities than rural areas. The planet is urban. When people experience nature, that nature will be urban too.
When war comes home, we see pandemonium where deliberation might have saved innocent lives. Heightening the alarm in an already-alarming scene reduces the chances of a peaceful resolution.
Sure, I was biased. Chicago was my kind of town. And I was pretty sure all the New York City bluster about how there is no other place like it; about how it's the city that never sleeps; the crossroads of the world etc. etc. was all bull.
Keep blazing, my friend, I have been thinking of late, keep blazing in your blue and white finery, in your crisp Southern creases, and always, we say to you dear Peter, keep us each for ever in your golden, gorgeous beam.
My family and I had the privilege of touring the USS Cole, a guided missile Destroyer that was docked in Staten Island for Fleet Week. I was born in Staten Island, and my father lived there when he joined the Navy, so it was a good homecoming for us.
It has been said, about New York, that "if you can make it there, you can make it anyway." I couldn't make it in New York City. On the other hand, I haven't really made it anywhere else, either.
Every second Saturday of the month in the shadow of the Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island's north shore hosts Second Saturday Staten Island Art Walk, a free art tour which includes galleries, community centers, studios and a book store/cafe featuring the works of local artists.
Not everybody who gets a second chance wants it or takes it. Paco Soto was pretty much set in his ways when the opportunity was thrust upon him, but he didn't hesitate to move into the driver's seat and speed into the fast lane.
With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.
New York has been an extremely well-run city for more than a decade due to Bloomberg's considerable management skills. And, while there is room for criticism, Bloomberg has done an enormous amount of good for the city while taking home only $1 in salary each year.
Many of the children Ms. Montanti and GMRF have helped, are amputees from natural disasters and war zones in Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, the United States and around the world.
The events I had just witnessed, combined with my own exhausted state, and the triumph of finishing my first marathon were almost too much. What a glorious world we live in and how thankful I am to be alive to experience days like this.
While Wu-Tang and Tribe's sound could not be further from each other, they showed that hip-hop, still in its early years, did not have boundaries. They showcased what could be done and how to do it.
While so much work still needs to be done in many of New York and New Jersey's residential areas, several popular destinations have bounced back. From the Hamptons to the Jersey Shore, here are six popular places that survived the storm and why you should pay them a visit.