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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Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Its Stores

Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Its Stores

Smokers can say goodbye to lighting up in front of their favorite Starbucks because the coffee chain has officially banned smoking within 25 feet of their shops. The new policy took…

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Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has his sights set on tackling food deserts in New York City by bringing quality food to low-income neighborhoods. Simmons has teamed up with Hajj Hasaun…

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NYC's "Stop Idling" Campaign Cracks Down on Drivers at Schools with Highest Asthma Rates

NYC is stepping up its commitment to reducing kids’ exposure to pollutants by implementing a “Stop Idling” campaign at some of the city's most trafficked schools. Commissioner…

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Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

Photo from Shutterstock Throw your suit in a messenger bag and strap on your helmet because today is Bike to Work Day! Thousands of New Yorkers will be trading in their car, bus or…

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Christine Quinn Proposes Raising Age for Tobacco Purchase from 18 to 21 in NYC

Christine Quinn Proposes Raising Age for Tobacco Purchase from 18 to 21 in NYC

In an effort to delay tobacco use among young adults, public health advocates are proposing a new law that would raise the legal tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21. City Council Speaker…

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NYC AIDS Memorial Loses Plants But Gains Community Support

NYC AIDS Memorial Loses Plants But Gains Community Support

The canopy roof of the design now features a dip in the middle for distinctive views of the O’Toole Building, which now serves as a medical complex and round-the-clock emergency room.…

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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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Mayor Bloomberg Celebrates 10th Anniversary of NYC’s Successful Smoke-Free Air Act

Mayor Bloomberg Celebrates 10th Anniversary of NYC’s Successful Smoke-Free Air Act

Yesterday, the city celebrated the 10th anniversary of the smoke-free air act -- a landmark legislation passed by New York City that is reported to have saved an estimated 10,000…

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Mayor Bloomberg’s New Legislation Tells Convenience Stores to Hide Their Cigarettes

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Legislation Tells Convenience Stores to Hide Their Cigarettes

Unshaken by his failed attempt to banish large sugary drinks in the city, Mayor Bloomberg is now after a different public health-related issue with a proposed bill that would require…

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New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

Adding some clout to NYC's highly controversial soda ban, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, along with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health Commissioner…

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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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Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made some bold statements against the coal industry during this week's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy Energy Innovation Summit, according to a…

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"Green" Dry Cleaners May Signify Neighborhood Gentrification in NYC but Buyer Beware

A natural dry cleaner in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. If you've noticed "natural", "green" or "organic" dry cleaners popping up in your neighborhood, it may be a sign that the area is…

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NYC Pig Owners Fight to Keep Their Beloved Pets, Wilbur and Petey

NYC Pig Owners Fight to Keep Their Beloved Pets, Wilbur and Petey

Danielle Forgione and her family love their pig Petey, who is named after her brother who perished in a motorcycle crash last year. But the New York Health Department is citing…

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DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC is launching the 2013 Healthy Communities Project, bringing together nonprofit organizations and designers to promote healthier living in urban spaces. Eight teams were…

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New York State Assembly to Vote on Stricter Gun Control Laws Today

New York State Assembly to Vote on Stricter Gun Control Laws Today

Exactly one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other New York legislators are working on passing a new gun control proposal that they hope will…

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Sociologist Eric Klinenberg Discusses How We Can Better Adapt for Extreme Weather Disasters in This Week's New Yorker

Sociologist Eric Klinenberg Discusses How We Can Better Adapt for Extreme Weather Disasters in This Week's New Yorker

Via Imgur In the 10 weeks since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast and claimed 131 lives, there has been much discussion about the failures in infrastructure that left…

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NY's Suffolk County Becomes First to Ban BPA in Receipt Papers in U.S.

NY's Suffolk County Becomes First to Ban BPA in Receipt Papers in U.S.

New York’s Suffolk County has become the first one in the United States to ban retailers from issuing register receipts that contain Bisphenol-A (BPA). The legislation, called the…

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2,500 Vacant Apartments Will Soon Be Available for Hurricane Sandy Victims

2,500 Vacant Apartments Will Soon Be Available for Hurricane Sandy Victims

After a month of planning, NYC has finalized a program which will make 2,500 vacant apartments throughout the five boroughs available as temporary housing to those displaced by…

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