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Combining the City and the Country: Trees in New York City

As anyone that lives in New York City knows, finding a place to live within the city limits in a nearly impossible task. With so many people in such a small area, finding in NYC apartments for sale can take years. Also, the cost of living in New York is astronomical. Many people need assistance or roommates to afford a basic apartment. This means that finding any desired amenities is a luxury.

For those that can afford it, there has been a resurgence in the need for a little greenery while living in the big city. Depending on where in New York, there are many properties that offer different types of “foliage” within the city limits. With properties ranging from brownstones, multi family and single family homes these properties come with a wide variety of yards, trees and parks. In Manhattan, there are townhouses available that also come with up to 3,000 square feet of outdoor space on a terrace. Of course, most of these properties are costly, but, as one might expect, the Manhattan townhouses are available for no less than $100 million. Even in the Bronx, there is outdoor space available for under $500,000. It seems to be the best cost for a co-op and an expansive view.

In the past, people moving into the city assumed they would have to give up green fields and trees for the concrete jungle of New York. However, over the years, people have created small gardens and yards to have the best of both worlds. Although this has peaked the interest of real estate hunters, the cost still remains a factor in finding a place to live in an already saturated market. For more information please see this full article.

Squaw Valley Successfully Integrates the Environment, Entertainment, and the Community

Squaw Valley Ski Resort is in Olympic Valley, California. It is one of the largest ski areas in the United States. It is also the second-largest ski resort in Lake Tahoe. It is currently operated by Andrew Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He has obtained a Bachelor of Science degree along with obtaining many professional and community service awards. He works very closely with environmental and community organizations and plays a large role in environmentally consciousness of the resort and its overall success. In 2013, he barely survived a heinous skydiving accident but returned to work the following year.

On a yearly basis the resort attracts roughly 600,000 tourists. While most are drawn to the skiing there are many other activities available throughout the year. Some other amenities include a swimming pool, a roller skating rink, dining, stores, concerts, various shopping opportunities and outdoor events. Squaw Valley strives to provide entertainment to the community despite the weather conditions. 

Making the facility available year round, helps the community to come closer together and bond through their various events and attractions. They feel that it is important for the community to have opportunities to interact with each other. They are very committed to having a positive impact on the surrounding areas. They have made great strides in reducing their environmental impact and are striving to lower their carbon footprint through various methods. They are applying more energy efficient technology to their facilities and are researching renewable energy. All of the members of the facility are dedicated to being environmentally responsible.
An example of their advancements in environmental responsibility includes integrating an Electric Car Charging Station. They have also implemented changes to reduce the carbon footprint of the overall facility. They also have organized several fundraisers geared towards raising awareness of climate change. In addition to this, they are implementing recycling and composting regimens and powering several of their vehicles with bio-diesel blends.