Category Archives: Creatures of the Planet (Non-Human)

All squirming things, great and small.

The Vandalia Dunes Are Gone–Is Four Sparrow Marsh the Next to Go?

Frankly, I’m shocked about the new stores being proposed for just north of the Flatbush Avenue exit of the Belt Parkway, near Toys R’ Us.  However, members of Community Board 18 in Brooklyn have “warmed” to the idea, according to Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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Mailboxes are not Bulletin Boards. Street Trees Belong to Us All. Norman Rockwell’s Paintings Do Not.

Home values are affected by many factors.  Exclusive zoning is critical, and a tidy-looking, tree-shaded street scene contributes value to all the homes located on a particular block. When I was looking for a new apartment six months ago, the outdoor … Continue reading

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Oy Vey, Jamaica Bay!

Nothing like a Hunter’s Moon setting over Jamaica Bay.  Except, perhaps, that same moon setting over the marsh islands of Jamaica Bay, restored to some semblance of their natural, 18th-century beauty.  Verdant with native Spartina grasses, not choked with reedy phragmites (the bellwether of distressed marshes), … Continue reading

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Red Hook to GWB or Bust! Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s 2010 Pumpkin Sail

The group’s tagline is: “Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders.”   You can say that again! Since its maiden voyage in 1969, the 106-foot long Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has welcomed aboard more than half a million young people and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Give Your Children Roots and Wings! Floyd Bennett Planning Moves Ahead

Blue Ribbon Task Force Hearings Held in September 2010 at Aviator and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Continue reading

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Is it a Place for Birds, or for Planes? It’s Floyd Bennett Field!

Citywide Champs, Channel View-Beach Channel Girls Lacrosse at FBF An awe-inspiring blue-ribbon panel has been named by Congressman Anthony Weiner and Senator Charles Schumer to address the future of Floyd Bennett Field, that huge Gateway National Recreation Area property on Flatbush Avenue … Continue reading

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