The Best In-Season Veggies to Buy for Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Local Greenmarket

The Best In-Season Veggies to Buy for Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Local Greenmarket

Beets
Beets are one of the healthiest vegetables out there, but they can inspire a different breed of vegetable-hatred. With a few simple tips, you can transform these earthy bulbs into a delectable dish that even the surest beet-hater will love (we’re

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MillionTreesNYC Plants Its 800,000th Tree at Governers Island Park

MillionTreesNYC Plants Its 800,000th Tree at Governers Island Park

It seems like just yesterday that MillionTreesNYC reached its halfway point of 500,000 trees planted, but now they’re already up to 800,000! Mayor Bloomberg helped plant the 800,000th tree yesterday on Governors Island in an act that also symbolized the

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MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

In an effort to increase resiliency against future Hurricane Sandy-like storms, NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be fortifying its Lower Manhattan headquarters building with new flood barriers. Governor Cuomo announced that the barriers

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New Article Highlights New York City’s Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

New Article Highlights New York City’s Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the U.S. last year, it did more than just flood streets and knock out power. In its wake, the superstorm also revealed terrifying deficiencies in infrastructure and a troubling food crisis in the making. In many

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Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

The Prattsville Art Center & Residency will bring art and culture to the rural area not far from New York City. The project will renovate the disused Greene County Historical Register and add an additional building to house artist residencies and programs.

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NYC Officials Unveil New Flood Zones Adding 600,000 Residents and Businesses to the Map

NYC Officials Unveil New Flood Zones Adding 600,000 Residents and Businesses to the Map

Yesterday, New York City officials released final updates to the city’s hurricane evacuation zones that include an additional 600,000 residents who were not part of the former zoning map. The new system replaces Zones A, B and C, with Zones 1 through 6,

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Bicyclists Angered as Citi Bike Stations Uproot Public Racks

Bicyclists Angered as Citi Bike Stations Uproot Public Racks

NYC cyclists are standing their ground against the new Citi Bike share program’s attempt to rip up public bike racks and replace them with new branded stations. Last week, one group of Battery Park City riders found out that a bike rack on South End Avenue

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Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if we had been warned about Hurricane Sandy as far back as thirty years ago? A report by AP now shows that New York actually began working on new legislation to prepare for scenarios that seem strangely similar to what

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Architects Propose ‘Soft Waterfront Infrastructure’ to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architects Propose ‘Soft Waterfront Infrastructure’ to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architecture Research Office initially came up with this proposal in 2011 in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, but obviously the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy was far worse, and should be seen as a wake-up call to city, state and national

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Scientists Have Warned New York Officials About Hurricane Sandy-Like Dangers for Years

Scientists Have Warned New York Officials About Hurricane Sandy-Like Dangers for Years

No top New York official can feign surprise when questioned about the city’s crippled public transportation system or the millions of people left without power following Hurricane Sandy’s ruinous visit, because scientists have been warning them of these dangers

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Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

During the endless news cycle of the election year, climate change appeared to be an afterthought in the American consciousness. The issue has been conspicuously absent in the run-up to the presidential election; it wasn’t so much as discussed during four

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Reports Say Much of Atlantic City is Underwater Thanks to Hurricane Sandy

Reports Say Much of Atlantic City is Underwater Thanks to Hurricane Sandy

Photo: @jitneyguy

The U.S. East Coast has been scrambling to prepare for Hurricane Sandy all weekend, and it seems that the storm’s effects are already showing in a severe way. Water levels have been rising in Brooklyn and Manhanttan today, and breaking

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Hurricane Sandy Update: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Declare a State of Emergency

Hurricane Sandy Update: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Declare a State of Emergency

The Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have all declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy’s unwelcome arrival next week. Upgraded to a category 1 hurricane, Sandy has already killed more than 40 people in the Caribbean and

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How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

GET TO HIGHER GROUND
We New Yorkers are known to be brave, but sometimes the smart thing to do is to just abandon ship. As you can see from this evacuation map of the city, many areas (in white) are going to be okay in terms of flooding, but to be on the

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New York City Suspends Public Transport as Hurricane Sandy Whips up the Atlantic

New York City Suspends Public Transport as Hurricane Sandy Whips up the Atlantic

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Sunday morning that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will start suspending all public transportation at 7 p.m. Sunday. NYC transit subways will be closed at 7 p.m. and buses will stop running two hours

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HURRICANE SANDY ALERT: Frankenstorm May Ruin Halloween

HURRICANE SANDY ALERT: Frankenstorm May Ruin Halloween

Trick or treaters in the New York area may have to figure out how to fit their Halloween costumes over snowsuits this year. Hurricane Sandy is heading out of the Caribbean and is expected to hit NYC this coming Monday but could last until Wednesday. Reports

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Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Photo © David Shankbone

After last year’s Hurricane Irene, the prospect of many parts of NYC flooding due to rising tides has become a much more tangible worry. Although the Bloomberg administration has dedicated efforts to research the effects of

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Brooklyn Grange’s New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

Brooklyn Grange’s New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

The Brooklyn Grange began in Queens when Farmer Ben Flanner started his own small rooftop farm that catered to locals and caught the attention of a few passionate New York City restaurants. Soon enough, a number of farm-to-table fans banded together, gained

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Warm, Dry Weather Raises Brush Fire Concerns in NYC

Warm, Dry Weather Raises Brush Fire Concerns in NYC

Smoke from the Fresh Kills brush fire in Staten Island

As temperatures continue to rise (um, a high of 86 today?!) and rains continue to evade us, brush fires are becoming a very real danger for New Yorkers. Last week, more than 100 firefighters stopped

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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 Supported Agriculture) memberships, preparing for a delicious season of

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Valerie Hegarty Uses Recycled Materials to Create Haunting Works That Look Like Decay

Valerie Hegarty Uses Recycled Materials to Create Haunting Works That Look Like Decay

Hegarty’s artwork is a little disorienting at first. When approaching her pieces, they first appears to be extremely damaged historical artifacts that have been overtaken by nature or natural disaster. Upon closer inspection, we can see that this “damage”

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Storm Surge Interactive Map Shows Which Parts of NYC Could be Underwater by 2020

Storm Surge Interactive Map Shows Which Parts of NYC Could be Underwater by 2020

Although the city has committed to investing in a system to deter an abundance of stormwater overflow, flooding is still a major concern for New York City. The New Jersey non-profit, Climate Central, has created an interactive map that illustrates to New

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Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

More photos: New York Botanic Garden Flickr

With temperatures barely dipping below freezing and a near non-existent snowfall, New York City, along with most of the country, has been experiencing one of the warmest winters on record. Just last week, temperatures

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NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

photo © Jackie Snow for Wilder Quarterly, used with permission

Rooftop farming during the winter may seem like an oxymoron, but Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn says that winter on a farm is far from fallow. In the latest

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Design with the Other 90% Exhibit Focuses on Cities, Social Impact and Sustainability

Design with the Other 90% Exhibit Focuses on Cities, Social Impact and Sustainability

Design is often thought of as something reserved for the wealthy, a force that creates luxury products at the expense of others. With a change in thought that arose in the 1960s and 1970s, economists and designers began to shift their focus and engage with

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