Don't Miss Your Chance to Get 50-Percent Off Tickets to Green Festival NYC 2014!

Don't Miss Your Chance to Get 50-Percent Off Tickets to Green Festival NYC 2014!

Green Festival NYC will take place from April 26-27 (10am-6pm) and will be a marketplace of 300+ green vendors offering up products for every aspect of your life from sustainable…

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Measles Outbreak Spreads in New York City

Measles Outbreak Spreads in New York City

Health officials are warning New Yorkers to take caution as a new outbreak of measles has infected residents of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. So far, there are 19 confirmed…

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Outbreak of Rare Skin Infection Caused by Contaminated Seafood from Asian Markets in NYC

Outbreak of Rare Skin Infection Caused by Contaminated Seafood from Asian Markets in NYC

NYC health officials are warning New Yorkers not to touch live or raw seafood from Asian fish markets in the city with their bare hands. The Health Department announced yesterday that…

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Hospital Disaster Resiliency Program Aims to Prevent Future Hurricanes From Crippling NYC Medical System

Hospital Disaster Resiliency Program Aims to Prevent Future Hurricanes From Crippling NYC Medical System

When Hurricane Sandy struck in October of 2012, one of its most dire consequences was that it effectively put six New York hospitals out of commission. The facilities could have…

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NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

As tiny as they are, those plastic microbeads you find in your face and body washes are polluting New York waters in a significant way. Used as exfoliating abrasives in beauty…

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Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized in New York for Limited Use

Medical Marijuana to Be Legalized in New York for Limited Use

Photo via Shutterstock New York is set to soon become the 21st state to legalize medical marijuana use. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an executive action today that will loosen…

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Mayor Bloomberg Signs E-Cigarette Ban on His Last Day in Office

Mayor Bloomberg Signs E-Cigarette Ban on His Last Day in Office

On his last day in office, Mayor Bloomberg flexed his authoritative muscle and signed a bill restricting the smoking of e-cigarettes. The new law will treat e-cigs as if they were…

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New York City Mandates That All Children Under 5 Receive Flu Vaccinations

New York City Mandates That All Children Under 5 Receive Flu Vaccinations

New York City’s Board of Health has voted unanimously to require all city kids under the age of 5 to get flu vaccinations. In a meeting on Wednesday, the board voted that roughly…

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NYC City Council Approves Raising of Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

NYC City Council Approves Raising of Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

New York's City Council recently voted to approve a law that will raise the legal tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21, a controversial move that continues a long and storied battle…

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New York City Air Quality Reaches Cleanest Levels in More Than 50 Years

New York City Air Quality Reaches Cleanest Levels in More Than 50 Years

Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving quite the environmental legacy.  This week, the mayor's office announced that this past winter, NYC air quality reached the…

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Which NYC Mayoral Candidate Would Make the Greenest New York City Mayor?

Which NYC Mayoral Candidate Would Make the Greenest New York City Mayor?

Say what you want about iconoclast NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg - but no one can accuse him of being soft when it comes to the environment. The three-term billionaire technocrat scored…

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Dog-Killing Blue Green Algae Bacteria Found in Parts of Long Island

Dog-Killing Blue Green Algae Bacteria Found in Parts of Long Island

It sounds like the opening scene of a horror movie: a dog in Long Island was playing with its owner and stopped to take a drink from a local pond. A short while later, the poor Jack…

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NYC Soda Ban Found

NYC Soda Ban Found "Arbitrary and Capricious" by Supreme Court Appellate Division

Image via Shutterstock New Yorkers can drink as much soda as they want after the Supreme Court's Appellate Division ruled in favor of a lower court that dismissed Mayor Michael…

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NYC Approves Prescriptions of Fruits and Vegetables to Obese or Overweight New Yorkers

NYC Approves Prescriptions of Fruits and Vegetables to Obese or Overweight New Yorkers

Image via Shutterstock It looks like there's more to that old adage "An apple a day..." than previously thought. New York City health officials recently approved the Fruit and…

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Today Will Be the Last Day NYPD and Brookhaven Labs Release Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway

Today Will Be the Last Day NYPD and Brookhaven Labs Release Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway

Earlier this month, Inhabitat reported that Brookhaven National Laboratory and the NYPD would be releasing trace amounts of perfluorocarbon gas into the subway system as part of the…

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

PLAN AN INDOOR PICNIC Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of…

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New Yorkers Encouraged to

New Yorkers Encouraged to "Take the Stairs" in the Fight Against Obesity

Image via Shutterstock Lean Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been fighting New York's obesity epidemic since his first day in office, and though some of his initiatives have failed (like…

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West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Queens and Staten Island

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Queens and Staten Island

Photo via Shutterstock New York health officials recently discovered the season's first batch of West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in areas of Queens and Staten Island. No human…

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Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

NYC's annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists…

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South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

The South Bronx is prepping for a new kind of farmers market that will bring healthy, affordable food to as many as 300 people per week, and get this—it’s on wheels! The new South…

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Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Can good design help you get rid of your muffin top? According to many studies the answer is yes, and NYC officials are convening today to discuss how to implement even more gut-busting…

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Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Urban farms have been popping up on NYC rooftops, corner lots, and schools, and now they’ll be finding new homes on the grounds of select New York housing projects. City officials…

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How to Use Citi Bike Stations as Free Exercise Machines

How to Use Citi Bike Stations as Free Exercise Machines

The New Yorker called the new phenomenon on their June cover. If you, too, want to participate in these "free" cycling classes, there's really not much to it. Just walk to your…

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NYC Lawyers Argue to Bring Back Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

NYC Lawyers Argue to Bring Back Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

Apparently, Mayor Bloomberg isn’t quite ready to give up his fight against sugary sodas. City lawyers approached the appellate courts on Tuesday in an attempt to reinstate the soda…

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Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Residents of Manhattan’s Upper East Side are fuming over the Marine Transfer Station that is being planned to transport garbage in and out of a location at East 91st St. Opponents of…

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