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New Cockroach Invades New York’s High Line

New York's High Line is a bit of a crown jewel for the bustling city: a former elevated freight rail line, it's now a marvelous public park with ample room for walking, playing, and other activities…

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How Rescuing Dogs Changed My Life

My first dog was already home upon my return from the hospital. A tiny black cocker spaniel named Shadow Box, he soon learned to sleep either under my crate or in it with me, and became my fast protec…

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Can Yoga Fight Addiction?

The latest episode of URBAN YOGIS on The Chopra Well features the story of a healer and recovering addict who discovered the path to recovery through yoga, meditation, and martial arts. Abdi was fif…

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Yoga Behind Bars

This week’s episode of URBAN YOGIS gives us a rare look at the inside of a youth detention facility, where one dedicated yoga instructor is busy changing the lives of teenagers within its walls. Les…

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Post Hurricane Sandy: Where Are All of New York City’s Rats?

Even as a pet rat lover, I am not thrilled to think that there are as many rats as there are New Yorkers, living in the dank, dark underbelly of the City. No matter how I look at it, a cute black and …

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When a Parent’s Worst Nightmare Becomes News

I really despise being the bearer of bad news. There is no joy in shattering someone’s momentary innocence and reminding them of the random cruelty in the world, so I will just say something really ho…

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Urban Cat Livin’ the High Life (Photo)

In New York City, there's no better way to get around than on a human's head—if you're a cat, that is. Not convinced? Check out this photo of a NYC panhandler and his feline pal, and then tell us i…

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5 Amazing Parks in the Sky (Slideshow)

When a railroad becomes defunct, what happens to the tracks and stations left over? All too often, they are abandoned to overgrowth and rot. However, in a few special cases, the community takes the ra…

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Water Tower Colors New York Skyline

Standing out in the gray skyline of New York, artist Tom Fruin mounts a colorful Plexiglass water tower on top of a building that can be seen from miles away. Photo Credit: Robert Banat via Gizmodo Im…

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Waldorf-Astoria’s NYC Rooftop Beehives

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City is raising thousands of honey bees on its rooftop. The iconic hotel plans to harvest its own honey and help pollinate plants in the heart of Manhattan. …

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