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Articles about "NYC Parks"

  • 12 Hidden Spots That Will Make You Fall in Love with NYC All Over Again By Stephanie Fujihashi | April 10, 2014

    With one of the most brutal winters on record slowly coming to an end and the sun setting a bit later on in the day, finally, spring is nigh in New York City. For all those days that you caught cabin fever while battling frigid temperatures, you probably can’t wait to feel the sun’s warm rays, take leisurely strolls in the park, and watch the flowers bloom.

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  • Top NYC Parks for Novice Runners By Jonathan Tuason | March 17, 2014

    When it comes to cardio, treadmills are usually a safe, if boring bet.  Fortunately, with the weather warming up, a good run outdoors is totally feasible - and though there are many running tracks located around the city, the scenery they offer is really only good for a single lap.  Fortunately, there are some readily available routes for runners who are just getting started, or want to change up their usual road runs.  

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  • Serendipity: The Happy Chance of Meeting Fanny Allié By Kamini Ramdeen | March 13, 2014

    Have you been to Tompkins Square Park lately? If you have then you’ve seen the life-sized silhouette of an outlined steel man, standing beneath a tree looking up towards the sky. The title of this Art in the Parks program exhibition piece is Serendipity, created by N.Y. based artist Fanny Allié. Recently, Elegran Edge had the chance to talk with Fanny about her artwork exhibited in Tompkins Square Park and learn more about the artist behind Serendipity.  

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  • Honoring Veterans in New York City By Bryan Gamble | November 08, 2013

    In the spirit of Veterans Day and venerating the pain, sacrifice and courage of our country’s servicemen and women, we will look at some of the major war memorials and monuments throughout Manhattan. While there are many fantastic dedications to the sacrifices of American soldiers located throughout the 5 boroughs (look some up here), it would simply take too long to go over them all.

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  • Underground Utopia: Big Names Lend Support to The Low Line By Olivia Smedley | October 25, 2013

    An underground park with natural sunlight? It seems too good to be true, but soon it enough it is sure to become a reality. The Low Line, which has been abuzz since it was first proposed in 2011, may be just that. After raising about $150,000 in an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, the Lower East Side green space has been gaining both financial and celebrity support.

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  • The Future of Music Festivals in NYC By Olivia Smedley | October 18, 2013

    A month after drug related deaths occurred at the Electric Zoo festival, the city is still making decisions on the future of E-Zoo and of other festivals that take place in its parks.

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  • National Tennis Center Expansion Approved By City Council By Olivia Smedley | September 13, 2013

    At just 35 years old, the United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens will soon be getting a facelift. Home to the U.S. Open, the center might finally measure up to the other locations included in the Grand Slam Tournament. The center, which is open to the public 11 months out of the year, now takes up a whopping 46 acres of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. It is leased to the NYC Parks Association by the National Tennis Association and includes 22 courts, plus 11 courts in the park.

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  • Governor’s Island is Getting a Makeover By Nikki Hess | August 07, 2013

    Images Courtesy of West 8 Thanks to the combined efforts of private backers and a New York City initiative, Governor's Island is poised to become Manhattan's next big public park. The former military and Coast Guard base was sold to New York City by the U.S. government for a mere dollar in January 2003, and since then, it has been undergoing a vast array of renovations in both its appearance and its reputation.

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