Monthly Archives: April 2011

Road Closures: A Driving Force for Park Visitation (via City Parks Blog)

I think this speaks to the fact that although people enjoy the convenience of their own cars, they do not particularly enjoy being around other people’s cars. We've written before about city parks that close roadways for use by pedestrians, … Continue reading

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Sentimental

I took this picture in the early morning on the edge of a campground while my partner and our dog slept. I liked wandering in the morning before everyone else is awake. It was quiet and still misty and cool … Continue reading

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The Many Benefits of Public Art (via The Dirt)

According to Linda Slodki, Mt. Airy Art Garage, the arts are a highly cost-effective way of driving economic revitalization in urban areas. However, the arts not only spur economic development but also "shape our consciousness, create a collective attitude, inspire, remake behavior, … Continue reading

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Digging in the Dirt

Finally a nice day arrived in New York City and all the kids came to Prospect Park. This is the level of writing one can achieve while working part-time, taking graduate classes full-time, interning one day a week and living … Continue reading

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When May 1st was moving day in New York City (via Ephemeral New York)

Moving is always hell. Now imagine if a million fellow New Yorkers were also schlepping their stuff to new living quarters on the same day you were. Crazy, right? But this was a tradition in New York since colonial times, … Continue reading

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Animal Sightings, Part 3

Peacocks on Madison

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Animal Sightings, Part 2

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