New Study Finds NYC's Trans-Fat Ban to Be a Huge Success

New Study Finds NYC's Trans-Fat Ban to Be a Huge Success

© katerha/Flickr Years before Mayor Bloomberg proposed his hotly debated ban on sugary drinks sized over 16 ounces, he outlawed another treacherous health hazard in NYC: trans fats…

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Brooklynite Spike Lee Gets Behind Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Soda Ban

Brooklynite Spike Lee Gets Behind Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Soda Ban

This week famed filmmaker and long-time Brooklyn resident Spike Lee voiced his support of Mayor Bloomberg’s highly controversial proposal to limit the size of sodas and other sugary…

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The Ditch Plains Drop-In is a Green-Roofed Restaurant Box at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ditch Plains Drop-In is a Green-Roofed Restaurant Box at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ditch Plains Drop-In is a nice departure from your standard in-park concessions in both the fare it offers as well as its aesthetic appeal. Its sloping profile is almost hill-like…

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NYC Offers $350,000 in Free Food to Residents Who Use Food Stamps at Farmers Markets

NYC Offers $350,000 in Free Food to Residents Who Use Food Stamps at Farmers Markets

New York City offers a wealth of farmers markets throughout the boroughs, but for many New Yorkers, they are still too inaccessible or unaffordable. Luckily, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and…

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Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons Wants Milk to Be Banned in NYC

Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons Wants Milk to Be Banned in NYC

Mayor Bloomberg isn't the only mogul who wants to ban certain kinds of drinks in NYC - now hip hop business baron Russell Simmons is proposing that the mayor's plan to ban sugary drinks…

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BrightFarms Reveals That A&P Will Be Its Retail Partner for Sunset Park's Massive Rooftop Farm

BrightFarms Reveals That A&P Will Be Its Retail Partner for Sunset Park's Massive Rooftop Farm

We've been following BrightFarms' plan to build the world's largest rooftop farm in Brooklyn, and now they've sent us word revealing who their long-term retail partner will be -…

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International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

The International Rescue Committee, an organization that provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America, recently inaugurated a new farm in the Bronx on a lot…

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NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

The new rooftop farm could look like this one in Greenpoint, Photo by Kthread Mayor Bloomberg's Economic Development Council is currently looking for a private developer to create…

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VIDEO: Ecosystems Gives a Tour of the Queens Kickshaw's Awesome Reclaimed Interior

VIDEO: Ecosystems Gives a Tour of the Queens Kickshaw's Awesome Reclaimed Interior

Our friends over at EcoSystems recently shared their newest design video with us, and if you have a second to watch, we promise it'll put a smile on your face. The clip takes us behind…

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Bitponics is a Real-Life Farmville That Lets You to Manage Your Garden From the Cloud

Bitponics is a Real-Life Farmville That Lets You to Manage Your Garden From the Cloud

It seems these days people are using the cloud for everything - even gardening! Brooklyn startup Bitponics takes hydroponic gardening to a more sophisticated level with its smart device…

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PHOTOS: We Go Gaga for the Great GoogaMooga's Carnival-Inspired Green Design

PHOTOS: We Go Gaga for the Great GoogaMooga's Carnival-Inspired Green Design

The Rockwell Group and David Rockwell are well-known as the masterminds behind such sensorial restaurant interiors as Adour Alain Ducasse, Nobu and Emeril's, and the grounds of the…

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The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

Just Food is a nonprofit organization that connects communities in all five boroughs with fresh, local grown food. Since 1995, they have championed the growth of sustainable food…

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Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Imagine being a student at New York City’s Queens College, and being able to pick a ripe, organic apple right off the tree on your way to your morning biology class. Nice, right? This…

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Blue Hill at Stone Barns is All That and a Bag of Homemade Veggie Chips

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Blue Hill at Stone Barns is All That and a Bag of Homemade Veggie Chips

Blue Hill at Stone Barns is located in Pocantico Hills, New York, about 30 miles away from New York City. It may seem like a trek but there's no shortage of eager folks willing to…

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Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

In preparation for the New York Food Book Fair, the Garden Gather Dinner invites local foodies to experience a private dinner of local fare at the new Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. This…

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Pollos del Pueblo Will Bring Farm Fresh Eggs and Produce to East New Yorkers

Pollos del Pueblo Will Bring Farm Fresh Eggs and Produce to East New Yorkers

The vacant lot in use is zoned for affordable housing, but it was found to be too small to be cost effective. So the local citizens came up with a better idea: creating a space where…

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The Top 8 Eco Products from the First Ever NYC Green Festival

The Top 8 Eco Products from the First Ever NYC Green Festival

For the Clean Water Seeker: Kishu Clean water made simple with charcoal. It sounds kinda crazy, but according to Kishu makers, it's a Japanese tradition. You simply put one hunk of…

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Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

On Saturday, May 12th, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, a grass-roots community based organization that works on creating a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn, will be hosting…

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Student Farmers of BK Farmyards Grow Fresh Produce for the Local Community

Student Farmers of BK Farmyards Grow Fresh Produce for the Local Community

Along with help from community organization Green Guerillas and funding from programs like ioby, the Youth Farm has created an opportunity for local families to buy locally-grown,…

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Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You're Invited to Eat it!

Alison Knowles Will Make a Giant Salad on the High Line & You're Invited to Eat it!

How will you be celebrating Earth Day this weekend? Perhaps the tastiest event in NYC will be taking place this Sunday, April 22 on the High Line, where artist Alison Knowles will be…

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The Changing Face of Community Supported Agriculture

The Changing Face of Community Supported Agriculture

photo © Tim Sackton via Flickr Creative Commons As the season's newest vegetables appear at our markets and grocery stores, many New Yorkers are renewing their annual CSA (Community…

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Paul Lightfoot, Mario Batali and Marty Markowitz Kick Off Plan for World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Paul Lightfoot, Mario Batali and Marty Markowitz Kick Off Plan for World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz donned a pair of bright blue Crocs to match celebrity chef Mario Batali's for the event. Lightfoot introduced Brightfarms' plan for the…

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Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

If all goes according to BrightFarms' ambitious new plan, Brooklyn, New York will soon be the home to the world's largest rooftop farm. The hydroponic greenhouse company announced last…

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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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