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Workers Clean Up Washington Monument After Vandalism

Conservationists were working to clean the Washington Monument on Wednesday after it was vandalized with a vulgar, anti-government statement in…

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New York’s Communal Summer Ritual: Grilling

This article is part of the Our City series, about how urban communities around the country use public and communal…

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National Park Booking App Leaves Users Feeling Lost in the Woods

Aline Prado knew she wanted to visit Glacier National Park during her summer vacation this year. The elementary-school teacher had…

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At Yosemite, a Preservation Plan That Calls for Chain Saws

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The towering trees of Yosemite National Park have long held a treasured place in the…

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San Francisco Shines With New Museums, Restaurants and Parks

Lately, it seems like the news headlines from San Francisco have been negative, from the city’s homelessness crisis and highly…

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In 5 National Parks, Hidden Gems and Roads Less Traveled

Those of us who’ve had to squeeze our way through crowds at national parks recently can attest how hugely —…

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This Manhattan Park Was Once a Gem. Now It’s a ‘No Man’s Land.’

There was always something to do at the red brick park house with the big inviting archways. Children huddled around…

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Windswept Views and ‘Glories Strung Like Beads’: Exploring Brooklyn by Ferry

Looking for a fresh way to scout Brooklyn’s waterfront? Try a ferry. For $2.75, you can explore ports of call…

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Lonely Last Days in the Suburban Office Park

The wooded campus that once housed the global headquarters of Toys “R” Us in Wayne, N.J., is 85 percent vacant…

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How to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City

While a number of cities are canceling Fourth of July fireworks this year because of staff and supply shortages, among…

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