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The Trust for Public Land, MetLife Foundation, The Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr., the School Construction Authority, and the Department of Environmental Protection joined Accion Academy, The School of Performing Arts, and South Bronx Classical Charter School students and faculty June 25th to open a new, state-of-the-art green playground to serve the school and surrounding community, providing more than 36,500 residents a new park within a 10-minute walk of home.

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In the late 1960s, the Stonewall Inn—a bar on the ground floor of a modest brick building in Greenwich Village—was a popular gathering place for New York City's LGBTQ community. Police raids on gay bars in the city were common at the time, so nobody was surprised when officers barreled into the...

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Picture this: you’re ten years old again, and you’ve just endured nine whole months of fifth grade. But you did it! You made it to the end of the school year, and you’re ready to trade in homework and math class for a few precious months of sleeping in, swimming pools, and best of all?...

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The veteran of more than 20 long-distance wilderness hikes, Liz Thomas knows how to navigate the most remote, wild places on earth. She set the record for the fastest female thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, and she’s gone on to make a living as a trail expert, conservation advocate, and...

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Behind every spruced-up playground, every picnic-bench lunch spot, and every mile of greenway are dedicated people who put their time, skills, and passion into making their neighborhoods better places to live. As The Trust for Public Land works to put a park within a...

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Even if your memories of grade school have faded, you can probably still picture your playground. Big or small, concrete or grass, it was your world and you knew every nook and cranny—from the quietest corner to whisper a secret to the straightest stretch to run a race. Where adults saw a...

The economic benefits of preserves, trails, and conserved open spaces in the 1000 Islands region.

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On weekdays New York City’s commuter trains are all business, shuttling briefcase-toting commuters between Manhattan and the suburbs. But on the weekends, New Yorkers ride the Metro-North Harlem line to a world away from the office. Believe it or not, the train will take you straight to the...

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In New York City, where backyards are rare, a community garden is more than a place to grow vegetables: it’s a place to play, get muddy, and gather for summer cookouts. Today, the Big Apple’s 450 community gardens are a fixture of city living—but there was a time they were nearly lost forever....

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Even if you’re not big on resolutions, the New Year is an opportunity to look at our health habits through fresh eyes. If you’ve got fitness on the mind but can’t muster much enthusiasm for the same old treadmill slog, try breaking your workout free of the gym: a city park or playground is the...

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