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Sure, yesterday was pretty warm (I try not to say too much about a 40 degree day, but it was awfully nice), but don't be fooled: This winter isn't over yet. In fact, this week is going to be just as cold as last week was, and the week before that! Why? Because it's winter, you guys, and it's not over yet.And so in the spirit of embracing this cold weather while it's still here (because,...
We all know New York City was just the worst place ever in the 1980s, right? Living here was actually like living in a literal haunted house. But did you know that New York in the 80s was also living under the brutal reign of an eternal winter? Were you aware that New York in the 80s was more akin to the barren lands which lay Beyond the Wall than the humid continental (aka...
We don't know about you but we never cease to be amazed whenever we see an undomesticated animal on the city's streets that isn't: a) a pigeon or b) a rat. We live close to Prospect Park, so we tend to see not a few raccoons and possums shuffling along, nosing their way into area garbage cans. (But not those new compost bins! Those are awesomely vermin-proof.) This lack of wildlife diversity (well, ok,...
Did you know that the New York City Parks Department has a full-time blacksmith shop that operates on 86th street? And that it still employs smiths to make things like fenceposts, lanterns, keys, and other sundry metal items? Both are true, and if it's always been your dream to use an anvil in a professional capacity, you're in luck. The Parks Department is looking for a blacksmith, with a yearly salary to the tune of...

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