10 Eco-Tastic Earth Day Activities to Do in New York City!

10 Eco-Tastic Earth Day Activities to Do in New York City!

Eco-Chick.com’s Sustainable Spring Fashion Party Get a head start on your Earth Day party plans in style! Eco-Chick.com will be hosting a sustainable spring fashion presentation on…

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Coney Island’s Famous Childs Restaurant to Reopen as New Eatery and Amphitheater

Coney Island’s Famous Childs Restaurant to Reopen as New Eatery and Amphitheater

During his final State of the Borough speech, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans to revive Coney Island’s historic Childs restaurant building -- a protected…

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This Vermont Farmer is Building a Boat to Sail His Fresh Produce to New York City

This Vermont Farmer is Building a Boat to Sail His Fresh Produce to New York City

Vermont farmer Erik Andrus wants to bring an entirely new approach to the growing farm-to-table food trend by sailing his produce down the Hudson River to NYC. Andrus recently launched…

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Colorful DIY Easter Eggs Pay Tribute to the NYC Subway System - Even the G Train

Colorful DIY Easter Eggs Pay Tribute to the NYC Subway System - Even the G Train

What does an NYC Easter egg look like? That's the question that New York transplant and blogger Natalie Broulette asked herself, and the result was this basket of colorful…

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Mayor Bloomberg Seen Sipping a Big Gulp

Mayor Bloomberg Seen Sipping a Big Gulp

Soda-loving New Yorkers are having a field day today after photos of Mayor Bloomberg sipping a Big Gulp spread across social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram…

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Miele Brings a Green-Walled Kitchen and Massive Herb Garden to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Miele Brings a Green-Walled Kitchen and Massive Herb Garden to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

EcoWalls and Miele worked together to design the verdant booth, which was centered around a giant tabletop-style herb garden. Miele also took the opportunity to show how their…

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Brooklyn Grange’s Queens Rooftop Farm Gets Solar-Powered Compost Bins

Brooklyn Grange’s Queens Rooftop Farm Gets Solar-Powered Compost Bins

The Brooklyn Grange is opening up their one-acre rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens as a local hub for solar composting. The new system will repurpose food waste and scraps…

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NYC’s New Soda Ban Gives Morning Coffee Drinkers the Jitters Too

NYC’s New Soda Ban Gives Morning Coffee Drinkers the Jitters Too

When NYC's city-wide soda ban goes into effect next Tuesday, coffee-drinking New Yorkers might find themselves feeling burned as well. Macchiatos, lattes, frappes and other sweet…

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Celebrity Chefs Join Fight to Keep Historic Fulton Fish Market Alive

Celebrity Chefs Join Fight to Keep Historic Fulton Fish Market Alive

Community groups and star chefs are banding together to prevent developers from tearing down the old Fulton Fish Market at the South Street Seaport. In a video encouraging the…

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Build It Green!'s New Composting Program Lets People Scrap Food Right at Subway Station

Build It Green!'s New Composting Program Lets People Scrap Food Right at Subway Station

Composting some of the near 650,000 tons of food that New York City residents toss each year just became a little easier. Queens residents can now help in the effort to reduce food…

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New Arbor House Apartment Boasts a Massive Rooftop Farm and Affordable Rent in the Bronx

New Arbor House Apartment Boasts a Massive Rooftop Farm and Affordable Rent in the Bronx

The 120,000 square foot building, designed by New York-based ABS Architecture and developed by Blue Sea Development, was constructed using local and recycled materials and features a…

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Model Karlie Kloss and Momofuku Milk Bar Bake Cookies to Help Feed Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Model Karlie Kloss and Momofuku Milk Bar Bake Cookies to Help Feed Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Believe it or not, supermodels eat cookies too. But model-turned-entrepreneur Karlie Kloss is selling hers to feed Hurricane Sandy victims in New York as part of a collaboration with…

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Mayor Bloomberg Unveils World’s First Green Food Truck Powered by Compressed Natural Gas

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils World’s First Green Food Truck Powered by Compressed Natural Gas

Yesterday, mayor Michael Bloomberg and Oklahoma clean energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens unveiled New York City's first green mobile food truck powered by compressed natural…

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Brooklyn's El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Brooklyn's El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Residents in East New York, Brooklyn have a new place to shop for their eggs without having to step foot inside of a grocery store or bodega. Instead, members of the recently unveiled…

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American Museum of Natural History's Global Kitchen Invites You to Eat from Its Massive LED Vertical Farm

American Museum of Natural History's Global Kitchen Invites You to Eat from Its Massive LED Vertical Farm

The exhibition covers both historical and present day methods of farming as well as how food is transported, cooked and eaten all around the world. Visitors are first greeted with a…

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6 Ways to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims This Thanksgiving in NYC

6 Ways to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims This Thanksgiving in NYC

Photo from the Hurricane Sandy Thanksgiving Adopt a Family Facebook page Adopt a family displaced by Hurricane Sandy for Thanksgiving Dinner From the plethora of "How to Use Up Your…

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Big Apple Crunch!: Grab a Free Apple at Your Nearest Greenmarket Tomorrow

Big Apple Crunch!: Grab a Free Apple at Your Nearest Greenmarket Tomorrow

Image ©Eden Pictures Tomorrow, GrowNYC and New York’s Greenmarkets will be celebrating National Food Day in a LOUD way with their citywide Big Apple Crunch event. Starting at…

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Don't Miss Ray Villafane's Giant Pumpkin Carving at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend!

Don't Miss Ray Villafane's Giant Pumpkin Carving at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend!

Last year, our story about Ray Villafane's ghastly zombie pumpkins got over 1.2 million pageviews in just a few days, and many readers asked where and how they could view these ghoulish…

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PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

The GrowNYC event took residence next to Union Square’s famed Green Market, extending the spirit of sustainability from the local farmers into the southern part of the square.…

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PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer joined Arad and a myriad of local officials to cut the green ribbon and plant a ceremonial first seedling on the gorgeous new rooftop farm.…

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6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

Bavaria in the beer garden photo from Shutterstock Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain Okay, so Bear Mountain is a little outside of New York City, but it's a whole lot closer than Germany,…

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Tavern on the Green Reveals a Draft of Its New Sustainable and Local Menu

Tavern on the Green Reveals a Draft of Its New Sustainable and Local Menu

Central Park's Tavern on the Green is on its way to re-opening with a brand new look and locavore menu. After being closed for nearly two years, the restaurant has assembled a dream…

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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing NY Micro-distillers to Sell Local Booze at Farmers Markets

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing NY Micro-distillers to Sell Local Booze at Farmers Markets

Whiskey Distillery Photo by Shutterstock Yesterday Gov. Coumo signed legislation that will allow small, local booze companies (a.k.a micro-distillers) to sell bottles of their…

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Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's Drink Ban

Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's Drink Ban

Fans at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center can indulge in a range of culinary delights, but thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s new soda ban, they’ll be washing their food down with smaller (16…

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World Maker Faire Brings a Festival of Crafts, Robots and More to the NY Hall of Science This Weekend!

World Maker Faire Brings a Festival of Crafts, Robots and More to the NY Hall of Science This Weekend!

The World Maker Faire will be invading the NY Hall of Science this weekend! Over 500 displays of makers will be on site showing you how to hack, solder, craft and more. If you’re into…

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