Camellia: The “Winter’s Rose”

Camellias are a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae, also known as the “tea family.” The evergreen shrubs or large trees can grow up to 66 feet tall.…

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Rosemary: Memorable and Delectable

Rosemary is an herb with fragrant, evergreen needle-like leaves native to the Mediterranean. White, purple, blue, or pink flowers bloom on the plant in temperate climates, but it can sometimes…

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St. George’s Reopens

St. George’s Episcopal Church resumed in-person services on Sunday mornings, beginning last month. Pictured at right is Reverend Jacob Smith, ready to welcome parisioners. Per city guidelines, the church is functioning…

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Save our English Elms

Last month, we shared how the statues in our park are meticulously cared for by the city’s conservation technicians. They are some of the oldest residents in our park, but…

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Hydrangeas

Multi-colored and Multi-meaninged Hydrangea flowers belong to the genus Hydrangea, which consists of about 70 species native to Asia and the Americas. Its name is derived from the Greek for…

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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s Statue of Peter Stuyvesant Gets a Bath

Who takes care of New York City’s public monuments? Who ensures that the sculptures in our parks and our public art remain pristine? New York City’s Department of Art and…

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Spotlighting Our Neighbors

We are continuing to spotlight local businesses in our monthly newsletters and online on our Facebook page. Below are two more local restaurants offering outdoor dining and a natural goods…

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Stuyvesant Square Park in The New York Times

The New York Times shared a “photographic timeline of a historic half-year” for New York City. Included at the end of April is a stunning shot of a redbud tree in…

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Summer Storm Damage: Thank You Josie DeJesus and María Mendez

Tropical Storm Isaias hit New York City hard in August, causing large scale power outages at a time when many of us are maintaining connections digitally. The storm moved quickly…

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Then (1936) and Now (2020)

Stuyvesant Square Park has changed over time since the four acres it occupies were sold by Peter Gerard Stuyvesant and his wife Helen Rutherford to New York City for a…

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