No matter how long you’ve been in New York, there’s always a new spot to discover where the city can take your breath away.
On Juneteenth, a commemoration tells the story of a community that was displaced when the park was created in the 1850s.
The growing sport has lured investors eager to cash in on its popularity, opening courts in former warehouses and vacant big-box stores, and adding food and other entertainment options.
The entire point of the unique place is the experience involved in getting there.
Access is restricted along a popular stretch of the beach until at least mid-July because of work to protect the shoreline from coastal flooding.
It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.
Tens of thousands of miles of abandoned railroad tracks have been developed into recreational paths since the 1960s. Here are scenic pathways through deserts, valleys, mountain passages and more.
Marcus Garvey Park has been in disrepair for years. Jamel Ali turned a corner of it into an open-air gym.
Though the earliest cherry trees have already begun blooming, there are weeks of pink and white flowers ahead.
Developers are no longer aiming to simply preserve nature, but are actively restoring it as a selling point for their projects.
Here’s what it’s like to walk through Washington Square Park in Manhattan in the wake of legalization.
A series of fires in the park’s North Woods section were extinguished without injuries or serious damage.
The city’s five borough presidents are also urging the mayor to honor a pledge to spend 1 percent of the municipal budget on parks.
Understanding the activity’s unique challenges, and taking the time to plan and prepare, make the experience enjoyable and safe.
Outdoor enthusiasts with disabilities are pushing to encounter nature on their own terms, with self-written guides, better equipment and even guide dogs trained for the backcountry.
At City Park in Budapest, a building project has come to exemplify the politics of Viktor Orban, the country’s far-right prime minister.
After the Ascutney ski resort in Vermont closed because of erratic snowfall and mismanagement, it threatened to take with it the nearby town of West Windsor. The community took the situation into its own hands.
Despite an ongoing legal challenge, New York City is going ahead with a plan for artwork at a new park that will feature messages of social justice, not the statuary some had sought.
Todd Jones and his sister, Laurel Hoffman, were charged with grand theft for chopping down a black walnut tree near their property outside Cleveland, according to the police.
Geometric rock carvings that are believed to be at least 3,000 years old were scratched with names and dates at Big Bend National Park in Texas.
Seneca Village has more stories to tell about Black lives in New York City.
Governors Island, a popular summer retreat reachable only by ferry, is now open year-round.
Critics are concerned the ferry service would release toxic pollution and disrupt the habitat of horseshoe crabs, toppling an entire food chain.
When no ordinary fire hydrant will do, New York City offers multiple members-only dog parks, for annual fees ranging from free to $2,200.
“Before Yesterday We Could Fly,” a novel approach to the period room, threads together past, present and future. It focuses on Seneca Village, a Black community whose erasure still reverberates.
An effort to conserve the state’s 100 Mile Wilderness has created one of the best lodge-to-lodge cross-country ski routes in the United States.
Federal prosecutors said the climber called rescuers to say that two other people on the mountain, the tallest in North America, were having a medical emergency. But it was a ruse.
Mark Lantis had to be airlifted by helicopter while searching for treasure buried by the eccentric art collector Forrest Fenn. Three courts have said he has to pay a $2,880 fine.
The International Dark-Sky Association awards certifications to sites with exceptionally high-quality night skies, including national parks, sanctuaries and reserves.
Spurred by Herzog & de Meuron’s new art museum and a rethought waterfront park by Studio Gang, city leaders turn to design to make a downtown for “everyone.”
The Three Capes area offers a quieter version of the classic road trip, with rugged scenery and hidden beaches off the main highway.
New York is now ‘the greenest big city on earth,’ one naturalist said. Some creatures have noticed, and are staying for a while.
In a world that wants you to pay for everything, public seating is becoming a luxury.
The fire, which started near Santa Barbara on Monday, forced evacuations and shut down parts of Route 101, according to fire officials.
Rucker Park in Harlem has been a proving ground for amateurs and professionals for generations. “We don’t come there giving you roses,” one player said. “You got to earn it.”
The woman was sentenced to four days in jail and was barred from the park for a year for not yielding space to the bear and three cubs.
The coronavirus pandemic sent a surge of inexperienced hikers into the wilderness. Many ran into trouble. Now states are looking to bill them for costly search and rescue operations.
With an autumnal ombré and cooler temperatures, fall is prime time for journeying along this Appalachian Mountain roadway.
The men could face up to six months in prison after entering a restricted area of Katmai National Park and Preserve in 2018.
Betty Reid Soskin has fought to ensure that American history includes the stories that get overlooked. As she turns 100, few stories have been more remarkable than hers.
The park had more than 920,000 recreational visits in August, surpassing its previous busiest August on record, in 2017, when crowds came out to watch a solar eclipse.
We’d like to hear from readers all over the world about how climate change is affecting your favorite places.
The resort, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, will now be known as Palisades Tahoe.
The authorities used her case to warn the public about the dangers of the park’s hot springs, geysers and steam vents.
A large, contaminated tract of Liberty State Park in New Jersey will be cleaned and cleared for trails, sports fields and wetlands.
“Everything in your body is telling you not to do this,” said Breannah Yeh, a professional slackliner whose bouncy escapades have entertained millions on TikTok. So why does she?
The $2.7 million Marble Arch Mound was meant to create a new attraction for visitors in the middle of London. But the reality of the project is falling short of expectations.
When he saw a vacant lot three decades ago, he said, “I thought I could make something beautiful out of it.” The result was the Elizabeth Street Garden.
The pandemic ignited a conversation about the use of public space, but the city’s lack of public restrooms has led to long lines and some uncomfortable situations.
After a more subdued 2020, we’re closing out a revived Pride Month with parties, demonstrations and family celebrations.