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New York City Is Hotspot For Nature

New York may not be the first place you would think of to adventure in the great outdoors, but it does offer opportunities to enjoy nature. Take the alluring New York Botanical Gardens, for example.
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The Abandoned North Brother Island

North Brother Island is an island in the East River situated between the Bronx and Riker's Island. Its companion, South Brother Island, is a short distance away. Together, the two Brother Islands, North and South, have a land area of 20.12 acres (81,400 m2). ...
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Concrete Plant Park

The Concrete Plant Park adds seven acres to the Bronx Park System and the Bronx River Greenway. The $10 million capital project was funded by Congressman José E. Serrano, mayoral funds, the Bronx Borough President, Croton Mitigation Funds, and a Recreation Trails Grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation....
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Bronx Kill Strait

The Bronx Kill is a narrow strait in New York City delineating the southernmost extent of the Bronx and separating it from Randall's Island. It connects the Harlem River to the East River....
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A Cool Dip In The Bronx

The “Floating Pool Lady," a seven-lane pool on a barge, has arrived in Barretto Point Park in the Bronx and she’ll be staying through the summer. ...
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Bronx's Amazing Orchard Beach

The Bronx's only beach is an engineering marvel. Covering a mile and 115 acres, it was originally conceived as the "Riviera of New York," and its promise is carried out in its promenade lined with shops, playgrounds, picnic areas, and more than two dozen sports courts. On hot days this beach draws tens of thousands of families, swimmers, athletes, and loungers....
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Bronx River Walk Cell Phone Audio Tour

Guide by Cell, the nation’s leading mobile technology provider for nonprofit organizations, announces that its cell phone-based audio guide technology is now part of the new Bronx River Walk cell phone audio tour in Westchester County, New York, narrated by veteran news journalist, Dan Rather....
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Van Cortlandt Park

The land that Van Cortlandt Park now occupies was once a vast grain plantation, owned by Frederick Van Cortlandt (1699–1749) and family. In 1748, he built what is now known as the Van Cortlandt House on the property, but died before its completion. Frederick willed the massive home and surrounding lands to his son, James Van Cortlandt (1727–1787)....
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Bronx Park

Bronx Park boasts some of the city’s most beautiful outdoor space and ecologically diverse wildlife. A myriad of plants and animals make their habitat along the Bronx River and in the park’s forests. The vastness of the park and the diversity of its flora and fauna make Bronx Park one of the true hidden gems of New York City....
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Crotona Park

Named after the Greek colony of Croton, known for its Olympic athletes, Crotona Park has served the Bronx community steadily since its purchase by the City in 1888. Among naturalists, the park is widely known for its variety of tree species (28 in all) and gorgeous 3.3-acre lake, which serves as home to turtles, ducks, and fish....
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Sound View Park

Called the "Gateway to the Bronx River," Soundview Park is situated where the Bronx River opens into the East River. When the City of New York acquired the original 93 acres of land for this park in 1937, the entire area was composed of marshland....
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Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park, located in the northeast corner of The Bronx, is the largest public park in New York City, more than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park. It includes land on both sides of the Hutchinson River and all of Hunter Island in Long Island Sound (now also part of the mainland)....
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New York City Is Hotspot For Nature

New York may not be the first place you would think of to adventure in the great outdoors, but it does offer opportunities to enjoy nature. Take the alluring New York Botanical Gardens, for example.
image

The Abandoned North Brother Island

North Brother Island is an island in the East River situated between the Bronx and Riker's Island. Its companion, South Brother Island, is a short distance away. Together, the two Brother Islands, North and South, have a land area of 20.12 acres (81,400 m2).
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Concrete Plant Park

The Concrete Plant Park adds seven acres to the Bronx Park System and the Bronx River Greenway. The $10 million capital project was funded by Congressman José E. Serrano, mayoral funds, the Bronx Borough President, Croton Mitigation Funds, and a Recreation Trails Grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
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Bronx Kill Strait

The Bronx Kill is a narrow strait in New York City delineating the southernmost extent of the Bronx and separating it from Randall's Island. It connects the Harlem River to the East River.
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A Cool Dip In The Bronx

The “Floating Pool Lady," a seven-lane pool on a barge, has arrived in Barretto Point Park in the Bronx and she’ll be staying through the summer.
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Bronx's Amazing Orchard Beach

The Bronx's only beach is an engineering marvel. Covering a mile and 115 acres, it was originally conceived as the "Riviera of New York," and its promise is carried out in its promenade lined with shops, playgrounds, picnic areas, and more than two dozen sports courts. On hot days this beach draws tens of thousands of families, swimmers, athletes, and loungers.
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Bronx River Walk Cell Phone Audio Tour

Guide by Cell, the nation’s leading mobile technology provider for nonprofit organizations, announces that its cell phone-based audio guide technology is now part of the new Bronx River Walk cell phone audio tour in Westchester County, New York, narrated by veteran news journalist, Dan Rather.
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Sound View Park

Called the "Gateway to the Bronx River," Soundview Park is situated where the Bronx River opens into the East River. When the City of New York acquired the original 93 acres of land for this park in 1937, the entire area was composed of marshland.
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Crotona Park

Named after the Greek colony of Croton, known for its Olympic athletes, Crotona Park has served the Bronx community steadily since its purchase by the City in 1888. Among naturalists, the park is widely known for its variety of tree species (28 in all) and gorgeous 3.3-acre lake, which serves as home to turtles, ducks, and fish.
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Bronx Park

Bronx Park boasts some of the city’s most beautiful outdoor space and ecologically diverse wildlife. A myriad of plants and animals make their habitat along the Bronx River and in the park’s forests. The vastness of the park and the diversity of its flora and fauna make Bronx Park one of the true hidden gems of New York City.

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Ken Towler

Reverend Kenneth L. Towler is a part time protestant minister and automotive inventor. He has a BA in Bible and Pastoral Ministries from Columbia International University and an MDiv. from Southwestern Seminary.