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A New Name for Our Premier Waterway

Jan 05, 2009

  Engraving from Currier & Ives, 1892. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. With the Triborough Bridge now known as the R.F.K. Bridge, New York City is evidently in a re-naming


Tackling E-Waste

Dec 19, 2008

This article discusses one aspect of garbage in New York City. To figure out what you would do about the piles of e-waste and other refuse New Yorkers generate every


Preparing for the Great New York Earthquake

Sep 29, 2008

Adapted from The Earth Institute and Dr. Lynn Skyes. Fault lines and known temblors in the New York City region between 1677-2004. The nuclear power plant at Indian Point is indicated


Climate Change Could Threaten a Green Willets Point

Aug 14, 2008

Photo by Francesco Trovato Adjacent to the Mets' new home at Citi Field, Willets Point houses the New York area's largest concentration of auto repair and service businesses, the nation's biggest


Fighting the Asian Long-Horned Beetle

Aug 11, 2008

Photo from the US Forest ServiceFrom a U.S. Forest Service Pest Alert Like a monster in a sci-fi movie, an invading black-and-white beetle with outsized striped antennae has the potential to


New Bills: From Saving Energy to Preventing Choking

Aug 04, 2008

While the City Council continues to focus on construction hazards in the city, individual council members have kept their eye on other legislative prospects. They have offered common sense solutions


On the Beaches

Jul 28, 2008

Photo by YH HuangGotham Gazette goes to the beaches. View the audio slide show here. ALSO: The Bronx's Secret Shore: Unbeknownst to the vast majority of its residents, the Bronx serves as


New York's Best and Worst Beaches

Jul 21, 2008

Photos by Olivia Warren and YH HuangWolfe's Pond Beach, left, and Midland Beach, right, both on Staten Island. ALSO: Touring the Urban Riviera:An audio slide show of New York's public beaches. The