Reflecting on the Importance of Water in Ancient Roman Gardens
Garden and Landscapes / History / Roman Empire / Uncategorized

Reflecting on the Importance of Water in Ancient Roman Gardens


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero In the dictionary, importance is an adjective describing something as having great significance. Water was of great significance to Roman Gardens. Ancient Romans viewed water not only as a necessity of life, but also as a thing of … Continue reading

Tropical Staten Island – In Sandy’s Wake
Environmental / New York City

Tropical Staten Island – In Sandy’s Wake


I remember first hearing about the intensity that was to be Hurricane Sandy at my job. We all gathered in a very serious lunch meeting and were instructed on the proper procedures going further. Little did anyone really anticipate how hard this tropical storm would hit. After the minimal damage after Hurricane Irene last year, I shrugged … Continue reading

How Disney Propelled the Need for Deer Management in New York City
Environmental

How Disney Propelled the Need for Deer Management in New York City


Last night Community Board 3 of Staten Island held their monthly meeting for Parks and Recreation in conjunction with the Environmental Board. They had one message for the night – There must be Deer Management efforts in Staten Island. They presented a lengthy Powerpoint presentation covering the history of White-tailed Deer in Staten Island, the problems presented by their rapidly … Continue reading