The New York Aquarium Has Launched Live Webcams Of Its Shark & Giant Octopus Tanks!!


The New York Aquarium is joining in on the webcam fun!

Following the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium on Coney Island has launched LIVE feeds of two of its very special underwater exhibitions.

They have set them up in their “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” and “Spineless” exhibits. Ocean Wonders allows you to “go below the surface and meet the amazing animals, including sharks, rays, sea turtles, and more, that live right off the Coney Island Boardwalk.” Spineless explores “weird and wonderful invertebrates that may lack backbones, but are the backbone of our ocean. See them up-close and learn why.”

Travel under the sea from the safety and comfort of home!

The bright octopus tentacles moving through the water are particularly mesmerizing.Enjoy them here (scroll down for the aquarium!)

Like the Bronx Zoo videos, they are on from 10am-4pm EST every day

What Anthony Bourdain Meant To Queens

It’s hard to eulogize a giant like Anthony Bourdain without feeling like you’ve fallen short.

How can you describe such a master wordsmith and even remotely do him justice?

His June 8 death hit everyone I knew hard, in my little community of food-loving travel addicts. A month later, we still tear up when we mention his name, and we wistfully exchange anecdotes of sweet-natured run-ins and conspiracy theories. Continue Reading ›

Queens High-End Real Estate Market Is Gaining On Brooklyn


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For years, Brooklyn has been the hottest real estate market in New York City outside of Manhattan, but there are signs that Queens is now outpacing Brooklyn.

Prices in Brooklyn fell in the second quarter of this year, while in Queens, the median luxury sales price increased 4.8 percent to $1.31 million, setting a record, according to Douglas Elliman, a real estate and property management firm. Brooklyn also saw sales volume drop, according to Mansion Global, a website that follows the global real estate market. However, that’s not to say that the Brooklyn real estate market is down as a whole.

“The median sales price in Brooklyn has been rising year after year for five-and-a-half years,” Jonathan Miller, author of Douglas Elliman’s report, told Mansion Global. “This is the first decline since 2012.” Stribling, a real estate brokerage that specializes in high-end sales, said that northwest Brooklyn (including the greater Downtown Brooklyn area) performed best and that it had the borough’s highest median price: $1.16 million.


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Do You Know Where the Border Between Queens and Brooklyn Lies?

What actually divides Queens and Brooklyn? There’s no great wall or border patrol to mark the line between Brooklyn and Queens. The Queens-Brooklyn border issue has been confounding the two boroughs, especially residents of Ridgewood and Bushwick, for hundreds of years.

Brooklyn-Queens border Continue Reading ›