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2017 Governor’s Island Ride

Entire Google Photos Album Governor’s Island Ride Sixth ride of the season and the first time we have ventured to Governor’s Island! Considering that the ferry to Governor’s Island departed every hour, we left Beacon as soon as we were

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2017 Green-Wood Cemetery

Google Photos Gallery First word of the day: Ornithology  late 17th century: from modern Latin ornithologia, from Greek ornithologos ‘treating of birds.’ derives from the ancient Greek ὄρνις ornis (“bird”) and λόγος logos (“rationale” or “explanation”) Definition: the scientific study

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2017 George Washington Bridge – Palisades

Google Photos Gallery First word of the day: Beacon  Old English bēacn ‘sign, portent, ensign’; related to beckon Definition: a fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration Second word of

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2017 Inwood Hill Park Ride

First word of the day: Eureka! early 17th century: from Greek heurēka ‘I have found it’ (from heuriskein ‘find’) Definition: a cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something, “I have found it!” Second word of the

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2017 Bronx River Ride

Entire Google Photos Album First word of the day: Community  late Middle English: from Old French comunete, reinforced by its source, Latin communitas, from communis Definition: A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic

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2017 High Bridge Ride

Google Photo Album Word of the day: Aqueduct mid 16th century: from Latin aquae ductus ‘conduit,’ from aqua ‘water’ + ducere ‘to lead.’ Definition: an artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge across a valley

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2017 Newtown Creek Ride

Google Photo Album Word of the day: Pollution late Middle English: from Latin pollutio(n-), from the verb polluere Definition: the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects Intro Lesson:

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2017 Roosevelt Island Ride

Google Photo Album Word of the day: Marginalization Margin = edge, border (like the margin of a piece of lined writing paper) Definition: treatment of a person, group, or concept as insignificant or peripheral Intro Lesson: Today’s destination, Roosevelt Island,

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2017 East River Ride

Entire Google Photos Album   Word of the day: Cormorant from Old French cormaran, from medieval Latin corvus marinus ‘sea raven’ Definition: a large diving bird with a long neck, long hooked bill, short legs, and mainly dark plumage. It

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2017 Randall’s/Wards Island Ride

Google Photo Album Word of the day: bicycle  mid 19th century: from bi- ‘two’ + Greek kuklos ‘wheel’ Definition: a vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars

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