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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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn.…

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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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Brooklyn Grange Farm Adopts Bees Found Inside an NYC Fire Hydrant

Brooklyn Grange Farm Adopts Bees Found Inside an NYC Fire Hydrant

The Brooklyn Grange is in the midst of recruiting a slew of new workers that are small and tough but produce incredibly sweet results -- honeybees! The city's largest rooftop farm,…

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Local Farmers Push to Be Included at NYC's Largest Produce Distributor in Hunts Point

Local Farmers Push to Be Included at NYC's Largest Produce Distributor in Hunts Point

With so much interest in locally-sourced food lately, it's surprising that NYC's largest produce distributor still doesn't carry fruits and veggies from area farms. A group of 45…

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SpaceCutter Reimagines a McCarren Park Warehouse as a Green-Roofed Hipster Farmer's Market!

SpaceCutter Reimagines a McCarren Park Warehouse as a Green-Roofed Hipster Farmer's Market!

Just when you thought McCarren Park couldn't get any cooler, it might be getting a beautiful new green-roofed farmer's market. The proposal comes from up-and-coming design firm…

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The NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack is a Handy Recipe Book for Local Fruits and Veggies

The NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack is a Handy Recipe Book for Local Fruits and Veggies

NYC's green carts - you know, those vendors you see on street corners selling fresh fruits and veggies? - are a wonderful source of healthful food for New Yorkers, and now there's even…

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Eleven Madison Park Announces Brand New Menu That Serves Up Local NYC Food in Unexpected Ways

Eleven Madison Park Announces Brand New Menu That Serves Up Local NYC Food in Unexpected Ways

One of New York City’s most esteemed restaurants, Eleven Madison Park, is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “dinner and a show”. Scrapping their award-winning menu for a…

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

INDULGE IN ICY TREATS This is one day of the year when it might actually be dangerous to run after an ice cream truck, so why not make your own frosty treats in your own home? From…

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Winners of ENYA's Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Winners of ENYA's Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Each competition team was evaluated on four main criteria. In the spirit of NYC's Vision 2020 waterfront development plan, and its Waterfront Redevelopment Program, designs must expand…

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East Village's Molecule Cafe Serves Nothing But Filtered NYC Tap Water!

East Village's Molecule Cafe Serves Nothing But Filtered NYC Tap Water!

Glass of water photo via Shutterstock A new watering hole called the Molecule Cafe has opened up in New York’s East Village, and it serves only one thing - NYC tap…

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Mayor Bloomberg's New

Mayor Bloomberg's New "Shop Healthy" Program Makes You Exercise for Your Junk Food

Next time you're looking for a candy bar at your local bodega, you may have to really search! This week, Mayor Bloomberg continued his controversial crusade for health  by urging NYC…

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