Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

Uptown Video: The Audubon Mural Project

According to the National Audubon Society, climate change poses a serious threat to a large number of North America’s birds. But a street art project in New York City aims to call attention to their plight by creating large-scale murals of the birds. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports.


Hidden Waters: Sherman Creek

Hidden Waters: Sherman Creek

BY Sergey Kadinsky At the northern tip of Manhattan island, the scenery is reminiscent of the Hudson River Valley at Fort Tryon and Inwood Hill parks. Thick forests, steep hills, and views of the Palisades across the Hudson River. The east side of Inwood on the Harlem River receives fewer visitors, but has a rich natural […]


Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

Spread Love: Help The Audubon Mural Project Paint The Town

A huge flock of birds is coming to Harlem and Washington Heights, and they need places to land! A recent study from the National Audubon Society found that nearly half of all North American bird species face dire threats from global warming. Now the Audubon Mural Project is raising awareness by painting a mural of […]


Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

By Susan Delson This week, an Italian mural artist named Hitnes has been painting a portrait of a fish crow on a wall at Broadway and 155th Street. It is no coincidence that the six-story-high image stands only a few hundred feet from the grave of artist and naturalist John James Audubon . In fact, […]


Audubon Mural Project Brings 5-Story Flock to Uptown Manhattan | NY Times

Audubon Mural Project Brings 5-Story Flock to Uptown Manhattan | NY Times

By MATT A.V. CHABAN Millions of birds are migrating through New York City at the moment, flying south for the winter. Recently, 13 fowl of different species alighted on the side of a building at the corner of 155th Street and Broadway. They have no plans to go anywhere anytime soon. This white-throated sparrow, yellow-bellied […]


The Audubon Mural Project NYC Uses Street Art to Address Effects of Climate Change | Untapped Cities

The Audubon Mural Project NYC Uses Street Art to Address Effects of Climate Change | Untapped Cities

by AFineLyne The release of The Audubon Bird and Climate Change Report in October of 2014 did not go un-noticed by those that live in the Audubon Park Historic District and surrounding area. In particular, the owner of Gitler & ___ Gallery, located on Broadway near 150th Street. With the purpose of bringing the current […]


Nature’s Lesson on Understanding Ellsworth Kelly | NY Times

Nature’s Lesson on Understanding Ellsworth Kelly | NY Times

By HOLLAND COTTER Ellsworth Kelly, renowned maker of abstract, odd-shaped monochromatic paintings, has said that he developed his eye for color and form as a bird watcher when he was a child in rural New Jersey. You can see evidence of this history: in the indigo bunting blue of “Blue Panel I” from 1977; in […]


With Eagles Sighted, a Proposal Takes Flight | NY Times

With Eagles Sighted, a Proposal Takes Flight | NY Times

By JIM DWYER At midlife, Mandy Hicks and Andy Partridge, childhood friends from North Yorkshire, England, struck up a romance. To celebrate her 52nd birthday last week, they made their first visit to New York, in time for some of the coldest weather on record. More than once, it crossed Mr. Partridge’s mind that he […]


Who’s Nailing Tongues To Trees In Inwood Hill Park? | Gothamist

Who's Nailing Tongues To Trees In Inwood Hill Park? | Gothamist

BY Erik Baard A New Year’s Day nature walk through Inwood Hill Park came to a hushed halt last week when participants happened upon a tongue nailed to a red oak tree. Chalk their sudden silence up to the spell cast by an African Diaspora ritual intended to silence damaging rumors or court testimony. The […]


Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park’s New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

Coffeed Takes Over Fort Tryon Park's New Leaf Restaurant | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong A coffee shop that focuses on local ingredients and charitable giving will take over the New Leaf, the popular Fort Tryon Park restaurant and wedding venue that abruptly announced it would close last month. Coffeed, which has four New York locations, including another Parks Department concession, will replace the cafe’s longtime operator, […]


Uptown’s New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

Uptown's New Leaf Restaurant and Wedding Venue to Abruptly Close | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong One of Uptown’s most popular restaurants announced that it will abruptly close its doors before the end of the year — raising questions about the fate of several spring weddings planned at the venue. New Leaf Restaurant and Bar, known for its idyllic location inside Fort Tryon Park, will serve its last […]


Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

By MATT A.V. CHABAN Among the beloved prints in John James Audubon’s “The Birds of North America” is plate No. 411, a Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus. The regal white bird paddles along on its huge, black, webbed feet, each tiny feather rippling with the water. Yellow lilies float before it, the swan’s graceful neck looped […]


Camping In A New York City Park: Is It Any Fun? | Curbed NY

Camping In A New York City Park: Is It Any Fun? | Curbed NY

by Jessica Dailey The New York City Parks Department’s takes green-starved city dwellers on outdoor adventures for free through its Urban Park Rangers program. All you have to do is register online, and hope you get selected via the random lottery. I tried my luck and got chosen for not one, but two excursions. First […]


A New Recreation & Education Facility Set to Revitalize Sherman Creek | Greensource

A New Recreation & Education Facility Set to Revitalize Sherman Creek | Greensource

By Anna Fixsen Scarcely two decades ago, Sherman Creek, a tributary of the Harlem River in northern Manhattan, was choked by weeds and the wreckage of century-old boathouses. Now, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn-based firm Bade Stageberg Cox are on track to restore the area to the vibrant community hub it once […]


A “Broken Windows” Theory for Environmentalism | Huffington Post

A "Broken Windows" Theory for Environmentalism | Huffington Post

BY Paul Gallay Call it the broken windows theory applied to environmentalism. This spring, Riverkeeper helped mobilize a crew of 80 to clean up trash at Inwood’s North Cove, a reclaimed wetlands area on the Harlem River where wildlife now flourishes amid steel and cement. The biggest cleanup of 72 on our second annual day […]


Bette Midler-backed project promises divine additions to Sherman Creek | NY Daily News

Bette Midler-backed project promises divine additions to Sherman Creek | NY Daily News

By Matt Chaban / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Bette Midler is floating another big idea for the Harlem River. The New York Restoration project, founded by the Divine Miss M, has been managing Inwood’s 15-acre Sherman Creek Park for 17 years. Now the nonprofit is prepared to install its crown jewel — albeit a rusty […]


Family Rowing Festival @ the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

Family Rowing Festival @ the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

On September 8th from 11am to 2pm, Row New York will provide boathouse tours and free rowing activities to community members from the neighborhoods surrounding the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Upper Manhattan. Guests at the event will include Olympic athletes and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The Sharp Boathouse is […]


Volunteer to clean & green Highbridge Park

Volunteer with the New York Restoration Project this Saturday, August 11th at 3 pm at Swindler Cove Park to help keep Highbridge Park beautiful. Click here for more info. Related: Uptown Gem – The New Leaf Restaurant & Bar New York Cares Day @ Fort Tryon Park – The Recap


Exploring the Harlem River’s Little-Known Swindler Cove Park | Camera Obscura – Curbed NY

Exploring the Harlem River's Little-Known Swindler Cove Park | Camera Obscura - Curbed NY

By Nathan Kensinger Swindler Cove Park is one of Manhattan’s least known yet most beautiful parks. Opened in 2003, the park occupies a five acre patch of land along the Harlem River that was once used as a communal dumping ground. Before construction on the park could begin, workers reportedly “removed tons of garbage, rusted-out cars, sunken boats […]


Preserving the Cloisters’ Art with IBM Sensors | NYConvergence

Preserving the Cloisters’ Art with IBM Sensors | NYConvergence

At the Cloisters, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s museum located in Fort Tryon Park in the Inwood section of Manhattan, art modeler Paolo Dionisi Vici has been preparing low-power sensors to make a 3D map of the Cloisters’ necessary climate conditions. With technical assistance from IBM, Vici, an associate research scientist for the Met, has […]


Best of New York: Upper Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park is tops for a nature walk | NY Daily News

Best of New York: Upper Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is tops for a nature walk | NY Daily News

By Jacob E. Osterhout AND Amanda P. Sidman / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS FORT TRYON PARK 741 Fort Washington Ave., Manhattan Yes, the trails are paved and the sounds of nature can be hard to hear over traffic from the Henry Hudson Parkway more than a hundred feet below, but a walk through the 3 […]


Throw Back Thursdays: Uptown Gem – The New Leaf Restaurant & Bar

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto) Today’s Throw Back Thursday is one of my all time faves. The pictures were taken by the one and only Paul Lomax and are absolutely gorgeous. I recalled this post with quite a bit of fondness because of the mind-blowing 5-course meal I had when I […]


City Salamander Hunt | WSJ.com

City Salamander Hunt | WSJ.com

BY Ralph Gardner If you think it’s a challenge writing about a salamander hunt—though I realize I can only speak for myself—try writing about it after you arrive, only to discover that the hunt is over; you missed it. That was my situation on an otherwise balmy recent early fall afternoon when I reported to […]


NY Times To Document Autumn On A Weekly Basis From Inwood Hill Park

That’s right, the City Room section of the New York Times will be documenting the contours of autumn on a weekly basis in Manhattan’s last remaining forest, Inwood Hill Park. Marielle Anzelone, a botanist and urban ecologist who founded NYC Wildflower Week, will report from a patch of forest in Inwood Hill Park once a […]

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