Keyword: Sura Jeselsohn
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Last time, we talked about one of two astonishing botanical references in the book “Crazy Rich Asians.” The first was Epiphyllum oxypetalum, also known as Dutchman’s pipe cactus or the orchid cactus. more
Left to my own devices, I would prefer reading mysteries exclusively for entertainment. However, I discovered that there is a separate rack of both recently returned fiction and non-fiction at my local library. more
This column has taken three years to reach you, dear reader. more
Sometimes, what you expect is not what you get! Visiting Israel several weeks ago, I had made arrangements to see how the residents of Netzer Hazani, a reconstituted community that had been expelled from Gush Katif, were creating a tourist destination built on its bird population. more
Elizabeth Kals Reilley began collecting books on gardening, horticulture, botany and hydraulics in the 1960s, buying from American and European book dealers. Her father was a bibliophile and her love of books developed at an early age. more
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden has a rare book and folio room, which requires special access. more
In February, Mr. Mitch Perle and Mr. Jeff Torkin — principals of 2395 Palisade Avenue LLC and developers of the property known as Villa Rosa Bonheur — had a letter published in The Riverdale Press. This piece was a follow-up to a meeting held Feb. 7 as requested by the community, the first public meeting of the Spuyten Duyvil community directly with any of the principal developers of 2395 Palisade Ave. more
We visited Iceland in 2015. Being interested in geology — and Iceland having been formed only 25 million years ago — created the perfect match. more
As I was preparing this column, we were more than a week into the government shutdown. One agency that I wanted to query was the National Park System. more
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