We know... it's hot in New York right now. It's sweaty. It's smelly. The humid air makes a steam room at the spa feel like
Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.
Nationally, in the wake of urban growth and renewal, there is considerable debate about whether public parks and open space should be given away or sold to for-profit enterprises. Are they valuable civic resources or just places to put stuff?
With its historic pedigree of cobbled streets and low-rise tenements, the northerly fringe of Front Street is cozy, romantic, even down-home. And in just the past few years it's sprouted an impressive row of eateries and watering holes.
FINANCIAL DISTRICT -- Three thousand flags bearing the names of 9/11 victims will go on display in Battery Park this September