NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM EXPANSION PLAN CALLED ‘SPECTACULAR,’ PASSES FIRST HURDLE

“It’s spectacular…it's appropriate…and we should move ahead.” That was the consensus of Community Board (CB) 7’s joint Preservation/Parks & Environment comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL GROUPS STAKE OUT POSITIONS ON MUSEUM EXPANSION AHEAD OF MEETING THIS WEEK

The official public process to determine whether the Museum of Natural History gets to build its new Gilder education center b … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM EXPANSION MEETING BECOMES DEBATE ABOUT TOURISM AND CROWDING; WHY NOT A ‘CLOUD MUSEUM’?

Tourism, overcrowding and climate change were among the hot topics discussed at a contentious meeting Wednesday to gaug … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM EXPANSION OPPONENTS RELEASE INTENSE FLYER AHEAD OF MEETING

Groups supporting and opposing the Museum of Natural History's expnasion plans are gearing up for a hearing Wednesda … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM EXPANSION OPPONENTS SPLIT; ‘WE HAVE WON NO VICTORY’ SAYS NEW GROUP

Defenders of Teddy Roosevelt Park, the original group opposing the Museum of Natural History's plans to construct a new educational buildi … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM OPPOSITION GROUP MELLOWS, ACCEPTING EXPANSION

The main group opposing the expansion of the Museum of Natural History has accepted the near certainty of the project's approval, an … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM EXPANSION OPPONENTS KEEP UP THE PRESSURE; CALL BUILDING A ‘DEBACLE’

Calling the American Museum of Natural History’s expansion plan a “debacle” – among other things – several locals made their posi … Read the rest of this entry >>

SCIENTISTS AND ARCHITECTS SAY NEW MUSEUM BUILDING WILL BENEFIT COMMUNITY, SWALLOW MINIMAL PARKLAND

From architects to star scientists, the Museum of Natural History pulled out all the stops at a town hall meeting last week to impress the comm … Read the rest of this entry >>

SLIDESHOW: A FIRST PEEK AT THE DESIGN FOR THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY’S NEW BUILDING

The Museum of Natural History has released the first conceptual drawings of its design for the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, and we've posted … Read the rest of this entry >>

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE WOMAN DESIGNING THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY’S NEW EDUCATION CENTER

Despite its seamless-looking exterior, the Museum of Natural History currently consists of 26 interconnecting buildings. That number is expected to grow to 27 by late 2019 or 2020 as the museum em … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW ‘DEFEATING DISEASE’ EXHIBIT AT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM DRAWS A DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

by Nancy Novick Jimmy Carter may have left the White House in 1981, but his presence on the world stage in the spheres of human rights and health car … Read the rest of this entry >>

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY EVACUATED BECAUSE OF FIRE

By Emily Baer A fleet of fire trucks showed up to the American Museum of Natural History late Friday afternoon to battle a fire on the first floor of the museum … Read the rest of this entry >>

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM PLANS NEW BUILDING, TAKING OVER PART OF ADJACENT PARK

The Museum of Natural History is planning to construct a new six-story building to the west of its existing structure, taking over part of Theodore Roosevelt … Read the rest of this entry >>

MEAD DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL STARTS THURSDAY

By Nancy Novick Documentary fans rejoice! The Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History is back for the 38th year in … Read the rest of this entry >>

WEEKEND SCENES: DOG HALLOWEEN, HURRICANE PREP, OBAMA & THE DEMON, AND TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S BIG DAY

Halloween this year will either be a joyous occasion to celebrate the end of our Hurricane-induced incarceration, or a complete washout. It depends on how Sandy treats us. Luckily, humans and dogs got to strut their stuff this weekend. Check [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SANDY, FOOD TRUCK TERRORISM

October 26, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 66 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE MARS ROVER, RIGHT IN OUR BACKYARD

The Curiosity Rover has been making headlines since it touched down on Mars on August 6. Well, it turns out that we've got a life-size model of the rover right here in the neighborhood … Read the rest of this entry >>

JOIN THE INTERPLANETARY DANCE PARTY, OR JUST WATCH THE SPECTACLE

By Stephanie Loleng DJs performing in the middle of a museum’s planetary exhibit space could only mean one thing – the American Museum of Natural History’s monthly music series “One Step Beyond” is back in full effect. This season’s series [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A 70-YEAR-OLD BISON GETS A NOSE JOB

October 31, 2011 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 52 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

THIS WEEK’S LOCAL EVENTS: DRINK, MINGLE, AND TALK ABOUT SCIENCE

Maybe the thought of listening to a lecture doesn't exactly whet your appetite. But what if the event also included alcohol, a certain geek-chic sexiness, and covered an interesting topic? Ah, so now I've got your atten … Read the rest of this entry >>

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