Queensbridge residents love their neighborhood park along the East River, but they don’t want the twain to meet. Now they can have some piece of mind that they won’t.
Officials and activists gathered in Queenbridge Park on Vernon Boulevard under the summer sun Tuesday to celebrate the completion of a $6.65 million seawall and 6-foot-wide promenade with benches and plantings with a small fishing wharf at the northern end. The planning took more than a decade, but once construction started, it was completed in a year.
The NYS Legislature earned a B- at the end of its legislative session last month on sustainability issues from the New York League of Conservation Voters.
The environmental group published the grade in the 2014 Environmental Progress Report on July 2.
(NAPSI)—While high heat can drain your energy, increase your utility bills and make your AC work overtime, there are simple ways you can save energy without compromising comfort.
(StatePoint) For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork.
(BPT) - With the demand for electricity and natural gas rising, right along with energy costs, American homeowners can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on utility bills.
(BPT) - Warmer weather often leads people outdoors for camping, swimming, hiking, cycling or running - and to a renewed appreciation for our natural environment. One of the easiest ways to lighten our environmental footprint while enjoying the outdoors is to look for outdoor gear made with recycled plastics, including outdoor clothing.
(NewsUSA) - As an investor, you've probably heard companies use the phrase "going green" too many times to count -- but have you heard of "going blue"?
(Family Features) Warm weather means the start of training season for many people – whether that’s preparing for a race or simply beginning a routine of regular biking or swimming. One food that many athletes are adding to their training regimen is tart cherries.
Until a few days before the 2014 NBA Draft neither the Knicks nor the Nets had a pick. The Knicks were able to obtain two second-round picks from the Dallas Mavericks as part of the deal in which they sent center Tyson Chandler and point guard Raymond Felton to Big D. They used them to select forwards Cleanthony Early from Wichita State and Thanasis Antetokounmpo from Greece. Both selections were warmly received by Knicks fans who attended the Draft at the Barclays Center.
Since his last name is a spellcheck killer, expect nearly every writer to refer to Antetokounmpo simply by his first name. His brother, Giannis, was the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2013 first-round draft choice, and he is known by that moniker the way that LeBron and Pele are referred to without surnames.
Iraq has once again taken over the headlines and the armchair warriors are valiantly fighting President Obama for not fighting in Iraq and fighting the enemy (whomever they may be) who are fighting each other as they have been historically fighting that fight as long as they have had the energy to fight.
The Iraq debacle was a war precipitated by the United States based on lies of weapons of mass destruction in their possession and a conspiracy threatening our country. The real reason is far less explosive but equally conspiratorial: The Bush/Cheney impetus.
Bush: “Watch, Dad, I’m going to break your enemy for you,” while Cheney: “Watch, Halliburton, I’m going to break the bank for you.”
In June 2008 President George W. Bush signed the Status of Forces Agreement between Iraq and the United States. It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraq cities by June 30, 2009 and all U.S. forces would be completely out of Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011.
Wily guy, that Bush. He always had that little sparkle in his eye, but how did he know that his signing America’s complete withdrawal from Iraq back then would be blamed by some home-brewed heroes on President Obama six years later. Son of a gun. I would “enjoy a beer with him.”
Not long after this year’s graduating seniors were admitted, the city Department of Education moved for a second time to close Jamaica High School and, after four years of slowly being phased out, the school graduated its final 24 students on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
“You are the 175th graduating class,” Principal Erich Kendall told the graduates, “and there will not be a 176th.”
(NAPSI)—How much you pay at the pump, how much we can avoid pollution and combat climate change, and how effectively we can stand up to other countries can all depend on whether the government continues a policy that’s been called an unmitigated success.
(NAPSI)—Americans’ snacking is on the rise, with snacks making up about half of all eating occasions, according to a recent report from the Hartman Group. The good news is that snacking can be part of a healthy eating plan, as snacks can provide energy between meals and supply essential nutrients.
(NAPSI)—Most people have heard of someone who made a bundle from investing in a stock. For every person who made a small fortune, however, there’s probably someone who lost his pants. Simply hearing about a potential winning stock and blindly investing isn’t good enough these days.
(BPT) - High energy costs could be burning a hole through your wallet as you try to keep your air conditioning costs down this summer. The addition of Icynene spray foam insulation around your home can reduce your cooling costs, and the money you spend on energy bills.
(BPT) - Can the look and condition of your roof affect the resale value and curb appeal of your home? What about your window frames, entry door or shutters? The answer is absolutely.
(BPT) - For people building new homes in the coming months, the ever-increasing pain of monthly utility bills for cooling and heating their homes has them looking for more energy-efficient construction methods. In 2014, homeowners have been burdened with electricity costs that rose 5 percent, heating oil 7 percent and natural gas 10 percent, as reported in USA Today. At the same time, homebuilders are challenged to meet increasingly stringent energy codes imposed by cities and counties.
(BPT) - Moving up – vacating your current, smallish home for a larger, roomier abode – was the American way before the Great Recession. Now that the economy is humming again, at least some of the people who stayed put during those lean years will be looking to move into larger, nicer homes this summer. High demand and low inventory, however, may leave many with nowhere to go. Some will rediscover a time-honored space-gaining technique: attic conversion.
(Family Features) Balancing the demands of a busy family and work life can make it extra tough to get the nutrition and exercise your body needs. Fortunately, even on the most chaotic days, there are steps you can take to make sure you’re not short-changing yourself from proper physical and emotional health.
(StatePoint) The Information Age has moved society into a 24/7 electronic environment that exposes us to harmful light pollution every day. New research is illuminating the dangers of “blue light,” a high-energy wavelength of light that can disrupt the sleep cycle and cause damage to the eyes over time.
(BPT) - It can be hard to keep up with the latest changes in decorating styles for the home. But the latest trend might actually make it easy for you to have a stylish house, especially if you’ve kept some family treasures around.