That there were no Denny's in New York, even more than the absence of, say, Wal-Mart, was emblematic of our singularity. Now, there will be Denny's in Manhattan. Displaced Idahoans are dancing merrily. But how will we know when we're in America?
Once you hose away the smog emitted by attack ads, partisan operatives, cable bloviators, and talk radio gas bags, you can find elected Republicans who value a clean environment and take the initiative to further the cause.
We still have a lot of work to do, but there is no doubt that our water is safer to fish from and cleaner to swim in than it was when Congress passed this law. Yet even as we continue to make progress, it is time for another transformative change.
Each of these fall travel adventures selected by the ShermansTravel team is bound to give you a one-of-a-kind perspective on the bold waves of crimson, fiery-orange and golden hues that sweep the country at this time of year.
Someone might call this "culture-making." We step into hazmat suits and spread pink polka dots on bulldozers at the construction site for the Spectra (fracking gas) pipeline on the Manhattan-side riverbank of the Hudson.
A sweet yellow and white house sits tucked away on a street in Hastings-on-Hudson. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places Ever Rest, a popular stop on the historical society and garden club circuit.
Desalination plants are usually last resorts for arid places that have little choice. Yet United Water New York has chosen Rockland, NY as a test case for building its first big desalination plant in the northeastern U.S.