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Ice cream

Ice cream’s origins go way back. Alexander the Great enjoyed a primitive version of freshly fallen snow flavored with honey and nectar. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are said to have served the creamy treat at presidential dinners. Not…

NYC Bike Map Official-1

New York has had a long love affair with bicycles and subsequently bike lanes, starting in the 19th century with the city’s first bike lane (Ocean Parkway, 1894) and early bike map by the New York Times. Traveling through New…

At first, New York City might not appear to be a mecca for outdoor adventure, but city dwellers may be surprised to find just how many activities are just a quick subway ride away. In the midst of our urban jungle, waves,…

Vegetables

What: NYC Vegetarian Food Festival When: May 20-21, 2017 Where: Metropolitan Pavilion Why: You don’t have to be a vegetarian to want to learn more about plant-based eating. Our current levels of meat consumption are not sustainable, so if…

Urban Biking becky-day-74997

May 1st marks the beginning of Bike Month, a 31-day celebration of cyclists. Bike Month has been around since 1956, encouraging more people to adopt biking into their lifestyles. There are a ton of cool activities going on to…

Flowers

In 1969, a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California prompted then U.S Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, to create the first ever Earth Day. He felt encouraging students to take action while raising awareness about pollution could put…

86th Street Subway Art by Natasha Shapiro 10

“Every public artwork was also an educational experience. A child that never walked into a museum or never walked into an art gallery, they just walked around the streets of New York, they would be exposed to art and…