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.
There's a lot of talk about slacktivism, but grassroots environmentalists on the Hudson River aren't paying much attention to it. They're too busy doing cleanups, taking water quality samples and occupying government agencies until officials pony up the resources needed to restore our river.
Even as one speculates on the group's future within the archetypes of the music machine, one gets the sense the David Wax Museum will hold onto the peculiar charm of their music and their simple love of sharing it, no matter how many people are listening.
Vaux and Olmsted created Central Park out of fantasy. This preserve is natural fantasy. There's even a tinge of danger. Unknown paths beckon into witchy woods. But mostly the flora and fauna offer calm.