Renewable Energy On The Science Barge
Bob Walters, Executive Director of the Science Barge in Yonkers, New York stands on the barge's gangplank on June 5, 2011. The barge's solar panels and wind turbines are seen in the background. The Riverkeeper organization named Bob a "Champion of the Hudson" a couple of weeks before this picture was taken.

Renewable Energy On The Science Barge

Bob Walters, Director of the Science Barge discusses how renewable energy is used to grow crops aboard a boat docked in New York's Hudson River.

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New York’s Renewable Energy Urban Farm
This is one of the Science Barge's aquaponic systems. Plants are "potted" in these absorbent clay balls. Water is pumped from a fish tank underneath this container every couple of hours. The clay balls absorb the water, which is drawn by the plants as needed. Their roots stretch freely among the clay balls.

New York’s Renewable Energy Urban Farm

You can see renewable energy at work aboard the Science Barge, a model urban farm that uses solar energy and wind energy to grow crops.

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New York Parking Tips and Strategies
To save time and money, you need to use strategy when parking in New York. A wrong move can cost you time, money and frustration.

New York Parking Tips and Strategies

Why chance wasting more time and money than you need to when parking in New York? These tips and strategies will give you more options when your travels bring you to New York.

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New York Street Parking Tutorial
The Parking Regulations page makes finding a spot for your car easier.

New York Street Parking Tutorial

New York City's parking regulations are available online. All you have to do is enter your destination street and its cross streets and you can that street's parking rules. This post explains how to use that page.

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Best Parking New York Tutorial
In most cases, choose "daily" when you reach this screen. Image courtesy of nyc.bestparking.com

Best Parking New York Tutorial

Best Parking NYC Tutorial Welcome to the tutorial. This page is for anyone interested in using the Best Parking New York website to save money when parking in Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn,…

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Getting To The High Line
It looks like these tracks haven't been touched since the last train rode on the High Line. In reality, everything was removed for the park's constructions. The original tracks were later integrated into the park's design. The overgrown vegetation is meant to look like it did during the time the railway was not used.

Getting To The High Line

Getting to the High Line is easy. A variety of subway and bus options will get you there. Or you could walk. Which entrance should you use? That depends on where you are and what you plan to do. Learn about your options in this post.

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High Line New York
Summer time, and the living is feetsie. (I know, that was bad). During the summer, people cool their tootsies off in this shallow pool. It's one of those "they thought of everything" details.

High Line New York

The High Line is a new park recycled from an old railway. Walk along its paths 3 stories above Manhattan and experience the old and the new New York at the same time.

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Little Italy in the Big Bronx
Salumi is an Italian term for cured meats. A salumeria is a shop specializing in meats that have been cured with salt, smoke or the open air. This one, right on Arthur Ave., doubles as a butcher shop.

Little Italy in the Big Bronx

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is the Little Italy experience many come to New York wanting to see. This old New York neighborhood has retained its Italian identity for over 100 years. Whether you want to see the shops or just have some Italian food, head up to the Bronx.

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Staten Island Ferry
© Paul McGehee Between 1855 and 1890, immigrants at Castle Clinton (then called Castle Garden), seen in the foreground on the left. Those that arrived between 1892 and 1954 landed at Ellis Island, seen in the center of the background. In the background on the left is the Statue of Liberty.

Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a great complement or alternative to the Statue of Liberty ferry. It's free to ride and gives you exceptional views of New York Harbor, Staten Island, and the Verrazano Bridge. Ellis Island is visible from a distance.

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Matisse & Chagall: Stained Glass Art
Matisse's "Rose Window" surveys the Union Church from high above. See more of photographer

Matisse & Chagall: Stained Glass Art

The Union Church of Pocantico Hills in Tarrytown, New York is home to nine stained glass works of art by Marc Chagall as well as one by Henri Matisse, which turned out to be his last work of art. The church is less than an hour from New York's Grand Central Terminal.

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