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Don't Give Up the Home Phone!

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.21.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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.

Enviro Groups Want An End To Crude Oil Transport By Rail

Ned Sullivan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Ned Sullivan

A surge in the volume of crude oil transported across the U.S. -- and down the Hudson River, where our two organizations are engaged in protecting irreplaceable natural resources -- has greatly increased the likelihood of serious accidents.

Palisades Beauty Under Threat

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Burnham

Now, the Borough of Englewood Cliffs has permitted LG Electronics to move forward with the construction of a corporate tower--at a point where the protected strip of park land is only 1/8th mile deep.

Sailing on Ice

Guillermo Fesser | Posted 05.08.2014 | Sports
Guillermo Fesser

In the middle of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, a flag flutters, perfectly horizontal -- a good omen for sailors.

An Unforgettable Glimpse Into Pete Seeger's Genius

Henry Miller | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Henry Miller

When Pete Seeger died at the age of 94 last week, he left three extraordinary legacies: all of them world-class. One was of music -- building audiences for folk music and making his own remarkable contributions to it.

Pete Seeger and the Power of Principle

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

As I think of Seeger, I am a little in awe of the man's great courage and his ability to live according to his principles over a long and productive life. Seeger understood the power of image, song and art.

Pete Seeger's Powerful, Enduring Network

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

He saw us all as special -- as precious -- as part of a vital project of justice and peace and of joyous, life-sustaining music.

Strike Threat Looms at Indian Point Nuke Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

Representatives of Entergy Nuclear and the union representing control room operators and other technical workers are preparing for around the clock bargaining sessions to avoid a strike at the two Indian Point nuclear plants.

A "Broken Windows" Theory for Environmentalism

Paul Gallay | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Paul Gallay

Fix the broken window and people take more pride in their neighborhood, forcing the nefarious elements out. That's the idea.

Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie NY: FDR and Beyond

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Hyde Park and its neighboring towns hold much in store for visitors, and for those who plan to spend a few days here, the following attractions should not be missed.

Olana: Walking Into Frederic Church's Hudson River School Paintings

Emilie C. Harting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Emilie C. Harting

Stand on the hilltop at Olana, the Persian mansion that was once the home of famous nineteenth century landscape painter Frederic Church, and you'll get spectacular views of the Hudson River winding south through the valley.

Man Uses 'Water Bike' To Commute Across San Francisco Bay & Hudson River

Posted 10.06.2013 | Green

It's not an accident that most major metropolises are situated on or near bodies of water. Cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles all boa...

Toddler Among Five Wounded In Violent Bike Path Stabbing

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.01.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — An apparently homeless, emotionally disturbed man went on a rampage with scissors along a busy bike path on Tuesday...