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Manhattan Was a "Garden of Eden" Says Environmental Historian Ted Steinberg

When you think of New York City, the term "Garden of Eden" probably doesn't spring immediately to mind. But a new book by noted environmental historian Ted Steinberg says that that's exactly what the island of Manhattan was some 400 years ago.

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October 23, 2014 11:19 AM | Comments

A heroin epidemic on Staten Island, how New York City’s billion gallons of water a day get here, Manhattan’s transformation from “Garden of Eden” to sprawling metropolis and Sesame Street at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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October 23, 2014 11:18 AM | Comments
The New York City watershed was assembled during the 20th century, and the system’s underground aqueducts are considered an engineering marvel.VIDEO
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October 20, 2014 12:50 PM | Comments

A heroin epidemic on Staten Island, how New York City’s billion gallons of water a day get here, Manhattan’s transformation from “Garden of Eden” to sprawling metropolis and Sesame Street at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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October 9, 2014 11:06 AM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with “Finally, a 2nd Ave. Subway,” Maria Hinojosa outlines her series on changing American demographics, how on some of the world’s most unusual species that thrive despite their evolutionary handicaps and the president of the organization that organizes the Columbus Day parade.

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October 3, 2014 3:58 PM | Comments

The New York Times’ Living City video series continues with “Finally, a 2nd Ave. Subway,” Maria Hinojosa outlines her series on changing American demographics, how on some of the world’s most unusual species that thrive despite their evolutionary handicaps and the president of the organization that organizes the Columbus Day parade.

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September 25, 2014 2:57 PM | 2 Comments

The New York Times Living City Series: A Tale of Two Bridges looks at the Tappan Zee, innovative programs are helping struggling veterans, PBS Nature’s “Penguins: A Spy in the Huddle” and American Graduate Day: Tony Bennett on Using the Arts to Keep Students in School.

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September 19, 2014 2:59 PM | Comments

The New York Times Living City Series: A Tale of Two Bridges looks at the Tappan Zee, innovative programs are helping struggling veterans, PBS Nature’s “Penguins: A Spy in the Huddle” and American Graduate Day: Tony Bennett on Using the Arts to Keep Students in School.

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September 11, 2014 2:19 PM | Comments

Former New Jersey Governor and 9/11 Commission Co-Chair Tom Kean talks terrorism, Publicolor helps disadvantaged students paint their way to graduation, preserving Brooklyn wetlands and Ken Burns on his new seven-part series on the Roosevelts.

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The Nature Conservancy hosted an evening walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park's wetlands, in an effort to teach New Yorkers about the city's natural assets.VIDEO
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