The mountain has finally come to Moses. If New Yorkers aren’t able to get out and visit a nearby farm, well then, the farm will just have to come to them. After connecting the declining health of children in specific … Continue reading →
Governors Island has become the latest corner of the city where sweaty, music-loving hotpants-wearing New Yorkers go to escape the heat. While the ferry ride from Downtown Manhattan is a mere 10-15 minutes at most — yes, less than the … Continue reading →
I’ve always thought the way you live when you’re at home is almost a direct juxtaposition to the person you are when you travel. It almost has to be that way, in my mind, so that you can truly appreciate … Continue reading →
Two weeks ago I pulled on my tallest boots, bundled up and headed out into the snow for a very cold, very fun tweet-up at the American Museum of Natural History. It was the museums first official tweet-up, though they’ve had small press events that were very similar, and this event mixed a room full of @AMNH Twitter and Facebook fans, cocktails and treats and behind-the-scenes wonderfulness.
After walking through their newest exhibit, The Brain: The Inside Story and testing out all the fun interactive parts like a language detector and brain puzzles, we hoarded into the veranda just outside one of the infamous dinosaur rooms for some cheese and wine, meeting other AMNH fans and friends, and hearing from a few of the very passionate researchers and curators behind the exhibits.
Finally we were rounded up into groups and sent on a tour through the museums archives. Cabinets were opened, walls were pushed, offices were exposed. The best part? Hearing about subjects we find trivial every day, from ants to horseshoe crabs, from the scientists that study every facet of their being, and leaving with as much respect and curiosity as they have.