Summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 22, but the weather is already beginning to change — and that means your three-week window for Peak Fall Foliage 2018 is almost here. If you want to spot the glorious golden and auburn hues before they disappear for the winter, you’ve gotta have a plan. To find out the best vantage points for leaf peeping in New York, we consulted the folks at the state's tourism board Empire State Development. Here are their top picks for where to find the best vantage points for peak fall foliage this year in New York City and an easy day trip outside of it: Hudson River Valley, Long Island and the Catskills.The fall foliage 2018 forecast has leaves just beginning to change in mid-September, starting with northern New York state in the Northeast. Be sure to check Iloveny.com on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 12 through the end of the season for the most up-to-date fall foliage reports.Where to see peak fall foliage … [Read more...] about Fall Foliage 2018: Where to see the leaves change in New York
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It’s not Independence Day without some rockets’ red glare, so you’ll want to find a July 4th party with fireworks views. The Macy's 2018 Fourth of July fireworks display over the East River will be fired off from seven barger — that's two more than 2017 — between East 23th and 40th streets, and will feature 20 new pyrotechnic effects. That's a lot of bombs bursting in air! This means that once again, Brooklyn Bridge Park is not an option, but plenty of front-row views can be had — and not always for a lot of Hamiltons. William Vale Watch the Fourth of July fireworks two ways at Williamsburg’s hip William Vale Hotel — both events include a buffet of classic American cookout food like hot dogs and pulled pork in the ticket price, while drinks are pay-as-you-go. The Vale Terrace is the open-air venue on the fourth floor ($75) or dress to impress for Babel’s rooftop soiree at Westlight ($100-$150). 6:30-10 p.m., 111 N. 12th St., … [Read more...] about The best Fourth of July parties with fireworks views in New York
CHEYENNE – A local college choir made history a week ago in New York City.Laramie County Community College’s cantorei choir, directed by Beth Kean, attended the Choirs of America 2018 Choral Convergence Festival from April 13-14 in New York.Sarah Madrid, a soprano in the choir, said, “Someone at one point heard us sing – probably at a concert or another event that we’ve done – and nominated us to be a part of this festival.”She explained that the festival featured about 10 or 12 talented choirs from across the U.S. Each choir performed at Queens College for a panel of judges, who provided critique and scored the choirs.That’s where the group made history.Breanna Van Dyke said that despite being the smallest choir in the festival, the LCCC choir became the second choir in the history of the festival to earn a perfect score from a judge.She said that was the best part of the trip because the students received recognition for the work they … [Read more...] about LCCC cantorei choir earns perfect score in New York festival
Three to four million people are expected to come to One World Observatory during the first year. While the views are the stars of the show, designers have added other attractions, reports CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason. Every trip to the top of the One World Trade Center starts with a step back in time. The ride to the 102nd floor is a visual history lesson. Visitors see New York City's transformation from wetland wilderness to modern metropolis. The man behind it all is David Checketts. He used to run Madison Square Garden but is now the CEO of Legends, the company that operates One World Observatory. "This is the fastest elevator in the world," Checketts said."This is 47 seconds from the bottom to the top. Now you'll notice over here the building is being built around you. And then all of a sudden we're at the top." In most skyscrapers, the view hits you immediately. Not here. A video show builds the suspense before the city is unveiled. On a clear day, visibility seems … [Read more...] about A look inside the new One World Observatory
Opinion Stephen Hawking Physics This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Acclaimed British theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking has died aged 76. Hawking is best known for his work on black holes, which revolutionized our understanding of the universe. Hawking passed away today peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England, his family confirmed in a statement: Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world. He once said, “It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.” We will miss him forever. Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. In 1963 he was diagnosed with ALS, a form of motor … [Read more...] about How did Stephen Hawking inspire scientists around the world?