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Historic $25 Million Gift to Benefit New York Parks, Gardens

Historic $25 Million Gift to Benefit New York Parks, Gardens

NEW YORK, New York, May 23, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg and philanthropist Shelby White today announced that Ms. White’s Leon Levy Foundation is awarding $15 million to The New York Botanical Garden and $10 million to Prospect Park – the largest private donation in city history for the “greening” of New York. The…

Weekly Theme on THE GREEN: CITIES #1

Weekly Theme on THE GREEN: CITIES #1

Modern day life seems to revolve around cities. The vast majority of Americans live in cities. Do we enjoy piling up on top of each other in tiny apartments, almost like a hive of insects? Even though the answer is probably no, cities still resemble “concrete jungles”, a phrase coined in the famous Guns &…