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Campfire Cookery: A Primer in Gourmet Outdoor Cuisine

July 7, 2011, 10:00 am
If you’re ready to revamp your campsite cuisine, look no further than Campfire Cookery: Adventuresome Recipes and Other Curiosities for the Great Outdoors, by Sarah Huck and Jaimee Young. The new cookbook showcases some of the most mouthwatering campfire concoctions we’ve seen in years. But be forewarned, this is a ...

On an Edge of Brooklyn, New Hopes for a National Park

January 24, 2011, 11:13 am
The hangar on the edge of Floyd Bennett Field has the familiar, post-apocalyptic look of urban decay, with “Danger Keep Out” spray painted in red across one of the building’s doors. Many of the door panels have disappeared; so has most of the hangar’s roof. Inside, a forest of weeds ...

New York: The Next Ecological Hotspot?

September 14, 2010, 8:33 am
This week's edition of New York Magazine has a fascinating feature story about wildlife that is taking hold in New York City. From coyotes in Central Park to red-tailed hawks soaring overhead and egrets making home in urban marshlands, the city's ecosystem is broader than New Yorkers might imagine. Here's ...

Green Ways to Visit Sandy Hook

August 18, 2010, 11:27 am
Visiting Gateway National Recreation Area’s Sandy Hook Unit has never been easier—or greener. Two ferry services, bus shuttles and a new bicycle rental offer ways to see Sandy Hook’s beaches and byways without a car. Ferry service reduces the number of cars driving to Sandy Hook, where parking lots often ...

Geese behind plane's NY river landing still around

July 1, 2010, 1:12 pm
Should USDA Wildlife Services be able to euthanize Canada geese at Jamacia Bay Wildlife Refuge--near JFK Airport--to help prevent run-ins between airplanes and flocks of geese? An interesting debate has devloped. Here's a snippet, via the Associated Press: A year and a half after Canada geese forced an airliner to splash ...

Weekend Getaway: Gateway National Recreation Area

June 23, 2010, 9:30 am
When one hears the words “Jamaica” and “refuge,” most certainly the image of an urban oasis minutes away from the country’s largest city does not come to mind. Yet, Gateway National Recreation Area’s Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is a metropolitan wilderness just a stone’s throw from the hustle and ...

National Park Service decision to end deal with failed Fort Hancock redeveloper is upheld

October 20, 2009, 6:55 am
An independent arbitrator has upheld a decision by the National Park Service to end its contract with a failed developer who proposed a massive renovation of nearly three dozen historic buildings on Sandy Hook. The ruling, announced today by U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.), affirms the park service’s cancellation in ...

National Park Service ends lease with Sandy Hook developer

August 13, 2009, 7:08 am
The National Park Service has canceled its lease agreement with a developer who, after eight year of trying, failed to secure sufficient funding for a massive renovation project in the historic heart of Sandy Hook. The decision was hailed by members of a grass-roots group who viewed the contract with Sandy Hook Partners as ...

Sandy Hook traffic flows Sunday despite previous weekend's jams

July 27, 2009, 8:07 am
Sandy Hook traffic is now flowing, state Department of Transportation officials say.One week after last Sunday's three-hour traffic freeze, a DOT spokeswoman said Sunday that traffic-flow monitoring as of 10 p.m. Sunday indicated "no delays" for drivers exiting Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook."As of our latest report, ...

Goats slip past security fence near NYC bridge

August 8, 2008, 9:14 am
NEW YORK - It was a report calculated to send chills through those charged with anti-terrorist vigilance in New York City: Bearded intruders secretly penetrate heavily guarded transportation site. But it turned out the would-be trespassers were goats imported by the National Park Service to clean up poison ivy and ...