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Recycling trash bins line the street at an Earth Day event in Times Square on April 22, 2010 in New York City.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

4 Fun Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In New York City

If you’re looking for a few different ways to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, check out our list of top six Earth Day events around New York City

CBS New York–04/22/2014

New Jersey Dumping

New Jersey Sets Up Website To Expose Illegal Park Dumpers

Trash a New Jersey park, and your reputation may be trashed online. The State of New Jersey has launched a website to expose people who are dumping illegally.

03/28/2014

Pier C Park

Best Things To Do In Hoboken

Hoboken may be a small city, but there’s plenty of things to do in the warm weather and all year long. Just stepped out of the PATH train and have nothing to do? Pick one of these Hoboken highlights.

03/25/2014

General Grant National Memorial - New York, NY - Aug 21, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

6 Great Presidential Sites in NYC

Presidents’ Day celebrates the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and George Washington (Feb. 22). New York City has several monuments dedicated to presidents, or you can pay your respects by visiting one of the sites listed here.

02/17/2014

Crime in New  York City parks is up 40 percent compared to last year, City Councilman Peter Vallone said. (credit: CBS 2)

Councilman Vallone: Crime Stats For Parks Are Insufficient

With crime on the rise in New York City parks, and the number of officers patrolling them on the decline, the City Council has put pressure on the NYPD to keep parkgoers informed.

11/23/2013

Cigarette Smoking (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Judge Orders NY State Parks To Halt Outdoor Smoking Ban

State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia said the February rules establishing no-smoking areas at various parks isn’t supported by any policy set by the Legislature.

10/11/2013

Tree Planting

Mobile Couch: Tree Planting In The City

Did you know autumn is the best time to plant a tree? TV 10-55′s Alex Denis visited Sherman Creek park in Inwood, where the city is doing a lot of tree planting.

09/24/2013

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The 8 Best Spots Along NYC’s High Line Park

Whether you’re flying solo, with your family or on a date – the High Line is a New York highlight not to be missed, especially when the weather is warm. On Thursday, many of the parks foodie outposts will reopen for the season.

CBS New York–08/15/2013

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6 Hidden Gardens In Manhattan

Manhattan’s hidden gardens provide shady, leafy solace from the hot, hectic streets. Some are literally shielded from the sidewalk, while others are just hard to find, unless you know what you’re looking for.

08/14/2013

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6 Great Places To Sunbathe In NYC

Looking to lay out? You should. Sunshine and vitamin D help build strong bones and give you a healthy glow. Here are our six favorite places to work on a tan.

08/03/2013

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A Guide To NYC’s 10 National Parks

Of the 22 national parks in New York State, 10 are in New York City. Every year 12 million people visit these parks, monuments, and historic sites, more than 27,000 acres of protected land and preserved past. Here’s a look at them.

07/11/2013

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6 Places To Find The Revolutionary War In NYC

History buffs, listen up. We know Philadelphia and Boston often hog the historical spotlight when it comes to the Revolutionary War, but New York City has its share of significant sites. Honor the fallen and contemplate democracy by paying a visit to one of them.

07/02/2013

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NYC’s 7 Best Parks With Fountains

Summertime in city parks are even better with the cool sprinkle of water on your skin. Here are some of the city’s prettiest parks with a little extra chill.

CBS New York–06/26/2013

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NYC’s 6 Best Dog Runs

New York City is full of great dog walks, runs and parks. City parks have four designations for dogs: no dogs allowed, dogs on leash, off-leash and dog runs.

CBS New York–05/29/2013

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NYC’s 11 Best Picnic Spots

Manhattan is home to the big one – Central Park – and some other little-known gems. We’ve narrowed down the 11 best spaces for picnic lunches, dinners and dates across the 5 boroughs.

CBS New York–05/23/2013

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