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Janice P. Nimura is a book critic, essayist, and occasional history teacher. She lives with her husband and two children in New York.
New Yorkers may think they are surrounded by skyscrapers, but what’;s really around is ducks. Identifying the waterbirds of Manhattan.
October’s bounty includes apples, blackberries, and something half brain, half vegetable. On a New York City sidewalk, discovering a fruit for a mastodon.
The morning of June 15, 1904, promised a day of fun for more than a thousand residents of the Lower East Side. In an instant, it turned deadly.
Spring is popping up all around New York City, but those crocuses have a dark history. Explaining the Pagan past of what’s growing on 87th Street.
Native New Yorkers live a traditional village life: of multiple generations, friends from kindergarten, and ghosts. Taking a naturalist’s eye to a corner of the city.