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KKK Infiltrated Florida Police Department

Two police officers in Fruitland Park, Florida, joined the Ku Klux Klan in the past five years, a revelation that alarmed city officials and residents of the town of less than 5,000 in Central Florida. Officer James Elkins resigned in 2010 after his Klan membership was revealed by his estranged wife. Show More Summary

Ernest Barteldes -- Maira Freitas + Lenine at Central Park Summerstage

10 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Maira Freitas + Lenine Brasil Summerfest at Central Park Summerstage New York, NY July 19, 2014 For her New York City debut, Maira Freitas traveled lightly, backed solely by a drummer on stage. She did the first few songs on piano, beginning with a jazz-inflected samba and then moving on to a very p...

Monday Afternoon Open Thread

Well, I’m back from New York. Damn, my feet hurt. Pro-tip: Never try to break in new shoes by walking all over Central Park. I wouldn’t normally be that stupid, and I wasn’t parading around in heels like some I could mention, I assure you. Quite the opposite: I’m something of a fanatic on the [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Celebrate Central Park's 161st Birthday With a Look Into Its Past

When cramped apartments, metal skyscrapers and concrete sidewalks brimming with tourists becomes too much for New Yorkers, they follow a 160-year-old tradition and seek refuge in the city's greatest asset — Central Park The New YorkShow More Summary

NEW YORK CITY–THE BOOK LIST

DESTINATON: New York City — NYC — New York, New York –Manhattan — Brooklyn – Central Park THE LIST After recently reviewing a mystery novel about a Hasidic Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn and another about the area around Grand Central...Show More Summary

Sailing Through Central Park

Central Park is the ultimate Manhattan playground. Here's where to go and what to do in this 843-acre family-friendly wonderland.

Some Rapscallions Tried To Shove A Central Park Gazebo Into A Lake

Central Park turns 161 years old today—which makes us particularly sad to share this news: Some miscreants were damaging structures, including a gazebo on the west side of the park, over the weekend. [ more › ]

Best Bet: A Simple, Chic Beach Towel

Whether you're soaking up some Central Park sun or enjoying the soft crash of waves at the beach, this navy towel is a summertime necessity. Not only does its terry cloth feel supersoft, but it also sports a built-in pocket that's perfect for stashing your keys, sunscreen, lip balm, and... More »

Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

Coat Tree: 1910

Circa 1910. "Capitol dome from Central Park, St. Paul, Minnesota." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

A Memorial to London’s Everyday Heroes

One of our favorite quiet escapes in central London is Postman’s Park, a garden unlike any other in the city.

Latest baby black rhino at San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a week old

The black rhino is disappearing rapidly in its native eastern and central Africa, making it an endangered species.

Brazil's Lenine Brings His Musical Bridge to Central Park

The Maurício de Nassau bridge in Recife is a replica of a bridge in Amsterdam and a reminder of the era when Holland ruled northeastern Brazil in the early 17th century. It is also the inspiration for "The Bridge" concert series featuring Brazilian singer-songwriter Lenine and Holland's Martin Fondse Orchestra. Show More Summary

An Internship With Impact

By: Carolyn Phillips It was the morning of the Central Park Challenge, YAI's annual 3K walk, 5K run, and family fun event. I was up extremely early because I had to be at the park by 6:30 a.m. This was a far cry from spring semester's 10:35 a.m. Show More Summary

Outdoors Week 2014: Here's the definitive guide to the...

Here's the definitive guide to the architecture found in NYC's many parks, from the Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge to the Bronx homestead of Edgar Allan Poe. Featured: the "best castle in Central Park" and the relics...

July 18: Horses, geese and heroes

Westfield, N.J.: So Bill Maher dreams of the horses from Central Park “running joyfully in a pasture” (“This cruelty is no laugh,” column, July 17).

Curbed Maps: Mapping the Best Olmsted-Designed Home Gardens For Sale

Even more than a century after his death, Frederick Law Olmsted is still known as the maestro and progenitor of American landscape architecture, lauded for the reservoirs, lawns, and brambles of NYC's Central Park, and famed for his work...

A Mayoral Reprieve for Squire Park Tenants?

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

AH THIS is the Central District's Squire Park Plaza. The government contributed $9.7 million in taxpayer money to build 60 affordable housing units here, according to the Tenants Union. But, after only seven years in existence, Squire Park Plaza looked like it might be sold to a private developer who residents feared would raise rents. Show More Summary

‘Forest Man’, A Short Documentary About an Indian Man Who Planted a Forest Larger Than Central Park

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Forest Man” is a short documentary directed by Canadian filmmaker William D McMaster that follows Jadav Payeng, a man living in Jorhat, India, who has been planting his own forest on Majuli Island in India’s Brahmaputra River since the late 1970s. The forest, which now covers more ground than New York’s Central Park, is home [...]

Vintage Photos of NYC's Central Park

Like any seasoned New Yorker, Central Park has seen it all. To celebrate its July 21 birthday, a slideshow of its beautiful past.

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