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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 ...

September Events at Gateway National Recreation Area

September 13, 2010, 10:41 am
Visit Gateway when it's all aglow: • Go plumming on the beach, then make beach plum jam. • Participate in the butterfly count at Jamaica Bay. • Search for sea life by seining the waters off Great Kills. • Join Audubon on a walk to see raptors and other birds. • Celebrate the equinox ...

National Parks Deal of the Day: Half off NY Harbor Cruise

August 26, 2010, 6:36 am
Get a tour of New York Harbor with NPS rangers, for half off, thanks to Goldstar events. Here's a description: New York Harbor has been the entryway to America for many throughout the history of the country. Explorers, immigrants, merchants and sailors have been making their way to this harbor ...

Events Celebrating Women’s History

March 15, 2010, 11:13 am
Check out our list of events at national parks across the country, or use the NPS search tool to find another event near you. National Parks of New York Harbor Join the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial on March 22 for “Symbols, Soldiers, Spies,” a day filled with ...

Free admission at NYC's National Parks, everyday

November 18, 2009, 8:24 am
All the National Park Service properties in NYC are always free. The last one to charge a fee, the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, dropped its $3 admission charge as of Oct. 1. The only caveat, a parks spokesperson told NewYorkology, is that a few of the sites charge transportation-related fees, ...

The most loved lady: 123 years young, the reopened Statue of Liberty stands taller than ever

October 28, 2009, 9:46 am
A great editorial from today's New York Daily News: It was 123 years ago today that Manhattan office boys first rained ticker tape down on a parade, creating what became a grand New York celebratory tradition.The occasion was the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, Oct. 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland presiding. The ...

National Parks Week NYC: Virtual Tours

September 18, 2009, 9:03 am
In celebration of National Parks Week NYC, National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has posted virtual tours of four of New York City national parks, which it has dubbed "Hidden Treasures." As profiled in Ken Burns’s new PBS documentary, “THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA,” the threats facing America’s national parks decades ago ...

America's Best New York

September 18, 2009, 8:27 am
On 9/27, Ken Burns' new series, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, premieres on PBS. To celebrate—and strut their stuff—the National Parks of New York Harbor are offering a rich array of of thematic programs: Impact and history of the national parks•      Evening tours of the Statue of ...

Paddlesports Show Growth Potential in New York City

September 9, 2009, 7:40 am
Even as participation in paddlesports declines, urban paddling is emerging as a potential growth spot among some manufacturers and dealers who see urbanites keeping their outdoor adventures closer to home. In New York City, local planners, the National Park System and retailers are responding by increasing the number of put-ins ...

Celebrate National Parks Week NYC

September 3, 2009, 9:01 am
Celebrate National Parks Week NYC with special parks-themed events at parks throughout the city! In celebration of the release of Ken Burns’s upcoming PBS documentary series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," New York City will play host to National Parks Week NYC, a week-long series of special events and ...