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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New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

Join GrowNYC as they transform Union Square into New Green City, an all-day celebration of the best sustainable food, technology and art on October 10th. The hands-on symposium will…

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Don't Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum's Fall Fair!

Don't Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum's Fall Fair!

If you're sitting at home wondering what to do on this lovely fall day, we highly recommend hightailing it over to the last day of the Queens County Farm Museum's annual Queens County…

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Mayor Bloomberg's Controversial NYC Soda Ban Approved by Board of Health

Mayor Bloomberg's Controversial NYC Soda Ban Approved by Board of Health

The New York City Board of Health has approved Mayor Bloomberg's controversial plan to ban large sodas and sugary drinks throughout the city. Aimed at curbing obesity, this is the first…

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The Goodwin is a Swanky New West Village Eatery Made with Reclaimed Wood

The Goodwin is a Swanky New West Village Eatery Made with Reclaimed Wood

The front of the restaurant is decked out in local, restored mahogany and metal planters adorn the outside with an integrated menu design and the bar area includes original brickwork…

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Brooklyn's Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

Brooklyn's Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

We've seen wood from the historic Coney Island boardwalk being recycled all over the city, and now it's even being reincarnated as the walls of a new restaurant in Fort Greene. When…

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Whole Foods and Mayor Bloomberg Place 57 New Salad Bars in NYC Public Schools

Whole Foods and Mayor Bloomberg Place 57 New Salad Bars in NYC Public Schools

©NatalieMaynor To commemorate its new location on 57th Street in Manhattan, Whole Foods has donated 57 salad bars to public elementary schools in NYC. The supermarket giant…

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PHOTOS: Terroir Shipping Container Wine Bar is the High Line Park's Only Sit-Down Restaurant

PHOTOS: Terroir Shipping Container Wine Bar is the High Line Park's Only Sit-Down Restaurant

Terroir on the Porch is a little sister to the other Terroir locations in the city, but unlike its older sibs, it's a seasonal outpost that will only be open during the warmer months.…

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2012 US Open Will Offer Farm Fresh Foods from Local NYC Purveyors

2012 US Open Will Offer Farm Fresh Foods from Local NYC Purveyors

©Joe Shlabotnik This year's U.S. Open will be much than just an enticing tennis match - it will also be a showcase of mouthwatering local produce. For the 2012 event, the U.S.…

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