Category Archives: environment

What to do with the city’s stinkiest water bodies

By Len Maniace The coming months are likely to be crucial for the future of two of our city’s most odiferous water bodies, both in name and in fact. New York State is expected to rule on plans by New … Continue reading

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Building healthy living into our environment: let’s walk

By Len Maniace We’ve been conditioned to think of rural and suburban communities as ideal for healthy living, while cities as the opposite. In fact, a good case could be made for cities as champions of healthy living. Cities are … Continue reading

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Mere sprouts now, soon they will transform a salt marsh

This is the second installment in series about the changing seasons at a New York salt marsh, a site that had been partly buried under fill, but recently restored by the city. By Len Maniace The sky was blue, the … Continue reading

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The streets are alive with the sound of people

By Len Maniace Who could imagine a decade ago that traffic on New York’s honking, cursing, screeching streets would be shoved aside to make room for bicycles and pedestrians. Or that New Yorkers, born and bred, would join tourists shooting … Continue reading

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