Walking: America’s Favorite Spectator Sport

In odd Friday news – did you know that a popular competitive sport in the 1870s and 80s was . . . walking? NPR has more: “In the decades after the Civil War there was mass urbanization in the United States [with] millions of people moving into the cities,” Algeo tells NPR’s Robert Siegel. “And [Read More...]

Natural Beauty in New York City: Pelham Bay Park

Throgs Neck Bridge from Pelham Bay Park

When you think of New York City, you no doubt think of a giant, crowded, intoxicating, bustling metropolis filled with buildings, taxis, street vendors, and people, millions of people. But one of the things I love about New York City is the fact that, with a little time, effort, and money, you can get far [Read More...]


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