Lizards of New York City

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New York City is well known as a city of immigrants so it makes sense that the only lizards living within the five boroughs are immigrants as well. Reptiles Lizards New York City

The Woodpeckers of New York City

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Disbelief probably seems like the proper response to the idea that there are woodpeckers in New York City. But even birders might be surprised to learn that eight species of woodpecker have graced New York City’s five boroughs with their presence!

New York City Park Department Contractor Tears Up Imperiled Sparrows Home

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A New York City Parks Department contractor just wiped out a breeding population of sparrows in tons of trouble already, on land owned by the parks department that was supposed to be protected as “Forever Wild.” Still, I think we New York birders need to push for it.

Free Housing in New York City

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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY, April 2010 Everyone knows that New York City is an extremely expensive place to live. Birds Jamaica Bay New York City Queens swallows Tree Swallows

Great Fall Migration Weekend in New York City

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We have had days of northwest winds in New York and the birds have taken full advantage of the favorable conditions to hightail it south. Though sparrows tend to be the main focus of mid-to-late October birding here in New York City there are still plenty of other birds to see like the Eastern Phoebe up above. Birds autumn migration New York City Queens

Watching Whales in New York City from the American Princess

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My parents made the drive down to New York City to visit Daisy, Desi, and me in Queens on Sunday and I had a great plan for the day. In addition to my family I was also joined on the boat by Isaac Grant, who regular readers of this blog will recall as the birder doing a New York City big year. Past Rockaway Inlet we motored, out of New York City waters and into those of Nassau County.

The Waterhole at Forest Park: The Best Place in New York City to See Wood-Warblers

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Unfortunately, this has been a very dry spring in New York City so, as you can see in the photos above, intrepid Queens birders have made makeshift bird baths to take the place of what is normally a vernal pool. And Summer Tanagers are always welcome in New York. If you’re a New Yorker, get yourself to the waterhole. … Trips Forest Park migration New York City Queens spring wood-warblers

An April Weekend of New York City Birding

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An entire weekend’s birding in April, the start of spring migration for the wood-warblers, with no new wood-warblers checked off my year list. I moped all the way to Coney Island where I drove with my family on an outing to the New York Aquarium.

The Wood-Warblers Are Back In New York City!

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Every spring they totally steal the show in the northeast and you really can’t blame birders for abandoning their jobs, their families, and their sanity as they rush to New York City’s abundant and amazing parks to see the show live and in technicolor. We New Yorkers were lucky though, that the wave of wood-warblers crested, for once, on a weekend, so for most of us it was unnecessary to risk our careers. … Birds migration New York City wood-warbler

Green roofs could prevent sewage overflow in New York City

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New York City’s sewage systems are old and can’t handle large amounts of snowmelt or stormwater. When large quantities of water flow into the combined sewer overflow systems, which make up 60 to 70 percent of the city’s sewers, they tend to spill over into New York City’s rivers.

New Frog in New York City – In Search of the Richmond Ribbiter

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in the wilds of New York City O.K., Richmond County, one of New York City’s five boroughs. You’re probably incredulous that a new species of frog has been discovered in New York City. Amphibians frogs New York City Staten Island

Harlem Grown grows greens and girls in New York City

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Latonya Assanah from Harlem, New York (pictured above) has an 8-year-old daughter who just “wouldn’t eat green things.” The farm stands on what was 4 brownstone houses in the middle of the city.

Missed Connections on the New York City Subway.

Elephant Journal

Thousands of New Yorkers on mass transit are all acting privately in a public space. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) New York WAYLON: Editor''s Picks anonymity boundaries connections crying New York City Subway

How I Turned my Avoidance & Anxiety into Love & Compassion in New York City.

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Here are some lessons I learned how to reconnect when we are feeling overwhelmed: Health & Wellness Meditation Yoga anxiety compassion lesson meditation New York City Pema Chodron pratice Sharon Salzberg stress teacher technique

Snowy Owl Reaches New York City

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The big Snowy Owl irruption this year has finally reached New York City with the sighting of a single bird on Hoffman Island. When will one show up in Queens already? Asides

How 100 “Hare Krishnas” transformed my Lonely New York City Experience.

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Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality bhakti center nyc bhakti new york city chanting Hare Krishna kirtanAs the volume grew louder, the temple swelled with energy. A man started dancing around me while a woman fist-pumped the air.

Eat New York City farm feast from city-grown fish and veggies

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in New York City open their labs for urban food week. Tonight there will be a fish taco dinner prepared with fish raised on a roof in the city; the rest of the food was grown in urban farms in locations throughout the Big Apple. It’s the middle of NYC AgTech Week.

How my “Perfect” Life in New York City turned from Bliss to Depression.

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It was a series of extraordinary synchronicities that landed me my dream life living in New York City. I had developed the cliché love affair with my new home, the type you hear about in novels or see in the "Sex and The City.". Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga acceptance finding yourself. home illness meditation moving to a new city New York City traveling

Big Win for Planet Earth, New York City Bans Styrofoam

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New York City is now the largest city to ban Styrofoam in the United States. Read More The post Big Win for Planet Earth, New York City Bans Styrofoam appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Why New York City is the World’s Largest Yoga Mat.

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Recently, I visited New York City for the first time.it Adult/NFS Funny New York Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Travel Yoga Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today asana first time happiness life mat New York City NYC travel World's Largest yoga mat yoga practicewas not nearly as scary as I thought it would be.

New York City Doctors Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies

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Read More The post New York City Doctors Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies appeared first on Ecorazzi. Two NYC medical centers are now participating in the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, helping at-risk patients eat healthy.

New York City Outdoor Smoking Ban Starts

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A law which Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed in February will make smoking illegal in New York City’s 1,700 parks and on the city’s 14 miles of public beaches. Cigarette butts account for 75% of the litter found on New York City beaches, according to a news release from Bloomberg’s office.

New York City Will Plant Its One Millionth Tree

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New York is planting its one millionth tree in Joyce Kilmer Park in the South Bronx as part of an eight-year Read More The post New York City Will Plant Its One Millionth Tree appeared first on Ecorazzi. A tree grows in…the Bronx. And not just any tree.

Climate Change Museum in the Works for New York City

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Climate Read More The post Climate Change Museum in the Works for New York City appeared first on Ecorazzi. It’s hardly an issue of the past; in fact, it’s a phenomenon that is ever-changing and continuing to affect the globe as its inhabitants scramble to deal with it.

New Frog Species Discovered – In New York City!

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The New York Times has the story of this most improbable of discoveries. Asides frogs

New York City Declared ‘Most Vegan-Friendly City’

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New York, once known for its strip steak, was declared 2014′s ‘Most Vegan-Friendly City’ by PETA in a special ceremony Read More The post New York City Declared ‘Most Vegan-Friendly City’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Looks like the Big Apple is returning to its roots.

New York City to Launch Pilot Curbside Composting Program

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We already knew that Mayor Bloomberg would be proposing a ban on plastic foam food packaging during his final State of the City address – but boom! – how about Read More The post New York City to Launch Pilot Curbside Composting Program appeared first on Ecorazzi.

New York City Receives Fleet of Eco-Friendly Food Carts

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Street food in New York is about to get a whole lot healthier and greener, thanks to the 500 eco-friendly food carts which will soon roll out into the city. The Read More The post New York City Receives Fleet of Eco-Friendly Food Carts appeared first on Ecorazzi.

City Bikes Manufacturer Linus Bikes Comments on New York City’s New Bike Share Program

Green (Living) Review

Citi Bike is poised to launch with 7,000 strategically located rentable bicycles across parts of New York, making this the largest program to date in the United States.

Is New York City Ready for a Plastic Bag Ban?

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Look out New York City – the same group that successfully convinced San Francisco to pass a comprehensive plastic bag ban has you targeted next. BagItNYC.org, an initiative of the Read More The post Is New York City Ready for a Plastic Bag Ban? appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News

Electric Vehicles Get the Vote in New York City - Compass

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Coal Ash Dumps Threaten Our Health » Electric Vehicles Get the Vote in New York City. Long before the storm, the folks at Hertz on Demand decided to add new electric vehicles in New York City, and you, the consumer, get to decide where people can rent them.

How I Left New York City & Found my Life.

Elephant Journal

Abiding to the path we think is leading us in the right direction may only block us from what we truly need. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness journey life intersection moving

My Break Up Letter to New York City.

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) New York busy city crowded dirty invisible stressed urban livingI could lie and say no it’s not you, it’s me but I’m afraid that it is you.

‘Blackfish’ Teams Focuses on New York City Rats for Latest Documentary

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Dakota Group and Submarine, the production company behind the Read More The post ‘Blackfish’ Teams Focuses on New York City Rats for Latest Documentary appeared first on Ecorazzi. The team behind the successful documentary, “Blackfish,” is turning their attention on one of the most despised rodents of all-time: rats.

New York City’s Number of Trees Highest in 75 years

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New York is already the most vegan friendly city in the world and it is continuing on its healthy path by going green — literally. The city that never sleeps Read More The post New York City’s Number of Trees Highest in 75 years appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News People Top News

You Can’t Pen Me Down: Runaway Cow hits New York City (Again).

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Inspiring (Wow) New York animal rescue animal sanctuary escaped bull Jon StewartNow another bovine animal, this time a bull, decided he didn't want to wind up as some human's dinner either--and made his escape from a slaughterhouse.

Study: New York City At Greater Risk of Flooding Due to Climate Change

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Not such great news for New Yorkers. A new study published this week suggests that New York City and the surrounding New Jersey shorelines are at greater risk for flooding Read More The post Study: New York City At Greater Risk of Flooding Due to Climate Change appeared first on Ecorazzi.

True Confessions: I Am in An Unhealthy Relationship with New York City. ~ Be Shakti

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I fell for her like most teeny bopper girls fell for the boy band heart throbs of the 90’s; hard and fast and through shiny pictures in magazines and glamorized scenes on television and movies.

I am Thankful for Smoke-Free Spaces in New York City

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It is also why having lived in New York City where they banned cigarette smoking in public places such as parks, beaches, restaurants, bars, and anywhere else people used to light up, I enjoy smoke-free environments a lot.

From Lust to Love: A Lesson Learned in New York City. ~ Melissa Horton

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sexy Z ADMIN Love Featured Today affair emotional awareness emotional release love lust relationships self-acceptance self-esteem sex sex addiction It was one of the greatest struggles of my life, but in that process, I found some thing better.

Massive Solar Flare Could Spark Northern Lights Above New York City

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Although aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights, is rarely seen below the upper reaches of Upstate New York, the strength of this solar flare could make it visible as far south as Southern Indiana.

Make Sure to Change Your Birdbath Water

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Especially if you live in New York City ! Asides birdbaths New York City

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New York City Channeling Its Inner-Copenhagen With New Bike Sharing Program

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Across the pond, in the uber-green city of Copenhagen, Denmark, more than a 1/3 of the city’s 1.2 million residents bike to work. A couple decades ago, officials thought such a scheme would be good for curbing traffic and reducing emissions – so they went ahead and installed some 274 miles of bike lanes; as [.]. Lifestyle Transport