Jessica Dailey

 

Jessica is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist. A Pittsburgh native, she moved to New York to pursue her love of writing. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh and received her master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She loves reporting on art, food, and the green community in New York City. When she’s not searching for the next best story, she spends her time foraging at Greenmarkets, whipping up new recipes, and exploring the city’s endless art scene.

Jessica Dailey
Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

The farm began last year with a $5000 Sodexo School Engagement Grant from YouthService America. Last fall, the students built a 40' x 12', energy-efficient, low-cost greenhouse, made…

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Get Fast Cash For Used Gadgets at eBay's Instant Sale Event at the Ainsworth in NYC from March 27-30

Get Fast Cash For Used Gadgets at eBay's Instant Sale Event at the Ainsworth in NYC from March 27-30

We know that you, as a good green citizen of New York City, properly recycle your old electronics, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get a little something in return? After all, you…

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Artist Sean Kenney Crafts NYC Landmarks & Buildings From Tens of Thousands of LEGOs

Artist Sean Kenney Crafts NYC Landmarks & Buildings From Tens of Thousands of LEGOs

Sean Kenney is something of a LEGO star, having been featured in the New York Times, BBC News, Good Morning America, and more. He's created public commissioned works for big names like…

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New Coffee Table Book Reveals New York City's Most Stunning & Elaborate Rooftop Gardens

New Coffee Table Book Reveals New York City's Most Stunning & Elaborate Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York is a new coffee table book that takes you up to the city's most exquisite private rooftop gardens.

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Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Freshkills Park, the massive restoration project that's transforming what used to be the world's largest landfill into public green space, is one step closer to receiving its long…

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Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

The newly revealed renderings show the architects' initial visions for the final section of the High Line, but the details are not finalized The third section's total cost will be…

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New Leopard Frog Species Discovered in New York City!

New Leopard Frog Species Discovered in New York City!

image via New York Times If you think cities are devoid of nature and wildlife, think again. Last fall, scientists announced that they discovered a new bee species in the Brooklyn…

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An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Throughout New York City's five boroughs, there are thousands of acres of city land sitting completely empty. One such lot sits across the street from P.S. 323 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.…

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Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

More photos: New York Botanic Garden Flickr With temperatures barely dipping below freezing and a near non-existent snowfall, New York City, along with most of the country, has been…

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Only Two More Days to See BIG's Pulsing 10-Foot Tall LED Heart Sculpture in Times Square!

Only Two More Days to See BIG's Pulsing 10-Foot Tall LED Heart Sculpture in Times Square!

Located near the bottom of the red TKTS stairs, BIG♥NYC was unveiled Monday, February 6 and will be on display through Wednesday, February 29. The sculpture refracts the bright lights…

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Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

Two months ago, we brought you the proposal for the "Low Line," an awesome underground park located in the abandoned Essex Street trolley terminal under Delancey Street in the Lower…

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Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Located in the lower level of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Conservatory, the terrariums are spread throughout the space on tables. Despite being meticulously lined up, the displays…

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Urban Organic Gardener Grows a Lush Vegetable Garden on His NYC Fire Escape

Urban Organic Gardener Grows a Lush Vegetable Garden on His NYC Fire Escape

A Brooklyn native, Lieberman had no experience gardening or growing before he planted his fire escape garden. The fire escape was his first foray into small space urban gardening, and…

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Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Since opening last September, Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park has charmed countless New Yorkers and tourists with its old-fashioned fun and glimmering modern pavilion. Now the…

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OLIN Unveils Plans for a New Public Plaza for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

OLIN Unveils Plans for a New Public Plaza for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The steps in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are one of the most grand and iconic landmarks in the city, but the plaza surround the massive staircase is anything but: the…

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Join Just Food for a Two-Day Conference to Help Grow the Local Food Movement

Join Just Food for a Two-Day Conference to Help Grow the Local Food Movement

The local food movement is hardly just a movement anymore. Last year, local foods sales hit $7 billion nationwide, proving that this is no longer just a niche market. On February 24…

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Alligators & Turtles Crawl into NYC for a Swamp in the City at Chelsea Market

Alligators & Turtles Crawl into NYC for a Swamp in the City at Chelsea Market

Swamp in the City is rather inconspicuous as you're walking through Chelsea Market, with little more than a chalk board sign and greeter standing outside the room. But inside, you're…

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Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Described as a publication for those enthralled by the natural world, Wilder Quarterly is a visually-stimulating new magazine aimed at modern day growers and gardeners. The…

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NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

photo © Jackie Snow for Wilder Quarterly, used with permission Rooftop farming during the winter may seem like an oxymoron, but Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in…

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Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

image courtesy The Horticultural Society of New York As New York City upgrades its aging buildings and breaks ground on new green developments, building features like stormwater…

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UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

As the world's largest rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange has been super busy for the last three years providing the local community with delicious fresh vegetables. While their 40,000…

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Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

We've been closely following Verdant Power's tidal turbine tests in the East River, and on Monday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded the company the agency's first…

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Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Bank of America Building (One Bryant Park) The most sustainable skyscraper in New York City, the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is LEED Platinum certified, and it was the…

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Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

As Mayor Bloomberg's tenure approaches its end, many are discussing what his long-lasting legacy will be. Education and economic development have been pillars of his administration,…

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Leeser Architecture Transforms Brooklyn's Historic Strand Theater Into a Cultural Space for the Digital Age

Leeser Architecture Transforms Brooklyn's Historic Strand Theater Into a Cultural Space for the Digital Age

Leeser won a bid by the New York City Economic DEvelopment Corporation to complete the renovation, which they broke ground on last October. The project will preserve the landmark's…

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