The National Audubon Society is dedicated to protecting America’s wildlife, particularly its birds. Prospect Park is home to the first-ever urban Audubon Center, and is one of the Society’s 2,500 “Important Bird Areas.” Visitors are invited every weekend to a free tour showcasing the park’s natural diversity.
New York’s recent record tourism boom may fueled as much by “Law & Order” as Lady Liberty.
Visitors from all over the world have made their way to the city to see where Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer shared coffee, and tread the sidewalks Samantha, Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda plied in their Manolo Blahniks.
With some two dozen shows currently being filmed in the five boroughs and many more from years past set in New York, the city’s TV ties helped attract some of last year’s record 48 million visitors, tour operators and tourists say.
A Williamsburg store offers brunch with board games. Twenty Sided Store, which opened in April, sells board games but dedicates much of its space to tables for gaming events. In an age of video games, the owners hope to help revive board games as a social event – even if it means baking pastries to sweeten the deal.
The storm was not supposed to happen. Instead of a leafy autumn in New York, with beautiful foliage shading children out for Halloween trick or treating, the city was pummeled by an unusually early snowstorm.
The cost of that damage reached untold millions of dollars, and was made worse by something as simple as an autumn leaf.