Williamsburg 'coffee co-op' offers up free java and a chance for community reflection

Williamsburg 'coffee co-op' offers up free java and a chance for community reflection

A museum long nestled in a south side street in Williamsburg, has been converted into a neighborhood coffee co-op for four months. Part of a project curated by Juliana Cope, Director of…

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New York has third highest rate of student homelessness in the United States

New York has third highest rate of student homelessness in the United States

The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness has discovered that 1 in 8 children attending public school in New York City has experienced homelessness in some form in the…

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This organization is bringing the first monument honoring a woman to Central Park

This organization is bringing the first monument honoring a woman to Central Park

It took over seventy years of advocacy for women to be granted the right to vote in the United States. Determined, pioneering citizens such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.…

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MIT's 'Treepedia' tells you how green your spot in the city ranks

MIT's 'Treepedia' tells you how green your spot in the city ranks

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Governor Cuomo and Bernie Sanders unveil free tuition proposal for New York colleges

Governor Cuomo and Bernie Sanders unveil free tuition proposal for New York colleges

Governor Cuomo has started 2017 with a substantial plan designed to respond to the financial challenges most students and families face today in pursuing higher education. On January…

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Recycle your holiday tree while also helping homeless teens

Recycle your holiday tree while also helping homeless teens

As this year’s holiday season comes to a close, revelers will be able to do two good deeds in one fell swoop. Christmas Tree Brooklyn, which sells its trees online and in-person…

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Citizens' Committee for Children releases new child well-being rankings for NYC neighborhoods

Citizens' Committee for Children releases new child well-being rankings for NYC neighborhoods

The Citizens’ Committee for Children’s annual report “CCC Community Risk Ranking: Child Well-Being In New York City’s 59 Community Districts” was released last week,…

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How Habitat for Humanity recycles the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to build homes for those in need

How Habitat for Humanity recycles the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to build homes for those in need

We contacted Habitat for Humanity to get the full story behind what happened to the ghosts of Christmas trees past,  and Chris Clarke, senior vice president of marketing and…

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NYC nonprofit Nest connects luxury brands with craftspeople around the world

NYC nonprofit Nest connects luxury brands with craftspeople around the world

In 2004, just two weeks after finishing graduate school, Rebecca Van Bergen began Nest with the idea that craft and small business support could be an empowering tool for positive…

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NYU students to bunk with local senior citizens to save on campus housing costs

NYU students to bunk with local senior citizens to save on campus housing costs

Related: NYU Decks Out Bobst Library With Beautiful Suicide-Prevention Screen “We are extremely enthusiastic about the program,” said Ellen Schall, chair of NYU’s Affordability…

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Proposed Staten Island vineyard would produce local wine for New Yorkers

Proposed Staten Island vineyard would produce local wine for New Yorkers

New plans for a $20-million development https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161002/travis/vineyard-staten-island-wine-nicotra-group include a proposed vineyard that will produce wine…

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TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

Related: Ambitious Brooklynite builds her own tiny home inside of a Crown Heights warehouse

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New York state budget deal hikes minimum wage to $15 and rolls out paid family leave

New York state budget deal hikes minimum wage to $15 and rolls out paid family leave

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new budget deal Thursday that will boost support for the state’s residents and their families. Much like the aggressive goals to increase renewable…

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Federal prosecutors look into lead exposure and other health issues in NYC public housing

Federal prosecutors look into lead exposure and other health issues in NYC public housing

The nation’s awareness about the dangers of lead poisoning is elevated this year, after news of widespread lead contamination in the drinking water in Flint, Cleveland, and other…

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MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

The busiest mass transit agency in the country is showing a softer, greener side in hopes of getting more attention from young people. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority…

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Keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter by donating your used coats

Keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter by donating your used coats

90% of NYC's homeless will rely on a donated coat this winter to keep from freezing. If you have outerwear to spare, give a fellow New Yorker the gift of warmth by donating it to the…

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Designers create extravagant tablescapes to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge

Designers create extravagant tablescapes to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge

harmonie club, hope lodge nyc, Michael Aram, Guillaume Gentet, Michael Tavano, Anne Rue, Gregory Allan Cramer, Robin Baron, Caleb Anderson, Rachel Laxer, Louis Navarrete, holiday…

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Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food was founded in 2014 by screenwriter Leora Barish in order to address two problems: the challenges veterans face as they transition back into civilian society, and America's…

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Award-winning KinesicMouse lets the disabled control computers with facial gestures

Award-winning KinesicMouse lets the disabled control computers with facial gestures

AT&T, NYU ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF $100,000 CONNECT ABILITY TECH CHALLENGE TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES Senator Charles Schumer and Disability Advocates Join…

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Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

The Prince George Ballroom is the premier event destination in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, where history meets elegance. Built in 1904 as one of NYC’s premier hotels, the Prince…

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Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

A new app on the market may just be the thing to help the blind navigate the sprawling New York subway system. Lantern, designed by New York-based copywriter Eugene Gao, would work by…

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Don't miss ESNYC's celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin Pemoulié's turnip carpaccio recipe

Don't miss ESNYC's celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin Pemoulié's turnip carpaccio recipe

Turnip Carpaccio Kevin Pemoulié, Thirty Acres 4 servings Ingredients: 4 medium-large sized purple top turnips 2 watermelon radishes, sliced thin 1bu chives, sliced 1/2 cup…

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7 easy ways to help victims of the Second Avenue explosion

7 easy ways to help victims of the Second Avenue explosion

Last month’s tragic gas explosion on Second Avenue left three buildings leveled, and many locals families displaced, with a lifetime of belongings gone. Good Samaritans Bowery Boogie…

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9 cool and quirky recycled quilts spotted at IIDA NY’s 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction

9 cool and quirky recycled quilts spotted at IIDA NY’s 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction

Join the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New York Chapter this Wednesday, March 25th for their 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction! Taking over the Open House Gallery…

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Dine at these restaurants on Sunday to raise money for hunger-relief

Dine at these restaurants on Sunday to raise money for hunger-relief

Looking for a place to grab brunch, lunch or dinner on Sunday? Why not stop in at one of the 70+ restaurants participating in Time Out For Hunger to raise money for hunger-relief while…

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