Downtown NYC's First Waldorf School Opens in the East Village

Downtown NYC's First Waldorf School Opens in the East Village

The New Amsterdam School was meticulously designed by James Vira of Viraline Architects, working with a volunteer crew of parents and teachers, to make the space as nurturing and…

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New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

Public parks are supposed to be safe places for children to play, but several studies are now warning that a pesticide sprayed at some NYC playgrounds could pose a health threat for…

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New Amsterdam School's Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

New Amsterdam School's Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

Why settle for enrolling your little one in an ordinary summer camp when you can send them on a nature adventure in the city? The environmentally friendly New Amsterdam School in…

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Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin of Coalition for Healthy School Food on Vegetarian Schools and Why Vegan is Healthier

Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin of Coalition for Healthy School Food on Vegetarian Schools and Why Vegan is Healthier

Most parents try everything they can to make sure their kids eat healthy foods while at home, but what about when they're at school? Considering that it's one of the three main meals of…

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NYC Event: How to Green Your School - Attend Our Informative Panel Discussion

NYC Event: How to Green Your School - Attend Our Informative Panel Discussion

Children in school today spend less time outdoors than ever before, and face increasing rates of obesity, asthma and allergies, ADHD, and other mental and behavioral health problems. At…

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INTERVIEW: Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, On Growing A Green School

INTERVIEW: Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, On Growing A Green School

It's likely that the vast majority of us had a similar elementary school experience: rote memorization, gross cafeteria "mystery food", long days spent sitting at our desks, filling out…

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INTERVIEW: 6 Questions With Go-Green Teacher Aimee Østensen From the Manhattan Country School

INTERVIEW: 6 Questions With Go-Green Teacher Aimee Østensen From the Manhattan Country School

For many of us growing up, sustainability wasn't much of a topic at school (other than maybe planting a tree or two for Earth Day), but that's changing rapidly. Nowadays, environmental…

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10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

Earth Under the Spotlight Get up close and personal with Mother Earth as you collect rocks, survey soil, and study pond water in High Rock Park. Examine samples of these elements under…

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New GreenTECH Program Empowers NYC Students to Green Their Schools and Communities

New GreenTECH Program Empowers NYC Students to Green Their Schools and Communities

There's no debate that the students of today will be the driving force behind innovations in green technology and energy tomorrow. To support these future leaders, MOUSE and Solar…

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Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Art is one of the foundations of modern culture, and programs that nurture and support the creative spirit are vital to any society. New York City is a bastion of the arts, and there…

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Score Some Amazing Holiday Gifts Through the New Amsterdam School Holiday Auction!

Score Some Amazing Holiday Gifts Through the New Amsterdam School Holiday Auction!

You can bid on a luxurious 3-night stay in this modern East Hampton home here Many of the donated items for the fundraiser come from New Amsterdam’s community of over 100 families.…

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New Green Grade School To Open in East Village - Will Be Downtown Manhattan’s First Waldorf Inspired School

New Green Grade School To Open in East Village - Will Be Downtown Manhattan’s First Waldorf Inspired School

For New York City families with preschool-aged children, nothing strikes fear into the heart quite so much as the search for a decent school for your child, and this frantic search…

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Get Spooked in the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend

Get Spooked in the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend

We were on the scene last year as Food Network star and master carver Ray Villafane went to work whittling giant pumpkins into zombies but don't worry if you missed this spectacle…

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Meet New York's Own Royal Baby - A New Indian Rhino Infant at the Bronx Zoo!

Meet New York's Own Royal Baby - A New Indian Rhino Infant at the Bronx Zoo!

The world's been fixated on William and Kate's new bundle of joy, but did you know that New York has a very special royal baby of its own? The Bronx Zoo is home to a new Indian rhino…

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

PLAN AN INDOOR PICNIC Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of…

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Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility started The Little Free Library initiative back in 2009 as a social experiment for good. Since then, the movement has been helping people to place…

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6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

Whether your father is a bonafide foodie or just a guy who enjoys getting his eat on, he'll find tons to tickle his palate at this Sunday's Food Truck Rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.…

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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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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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First NYC Public School to Serve Only Vegetarian Meals is in Flushing, Queens

First NYC Public School to Serve Only Vegetarian Meals is in Flushing, Queens

PHOTO: KENDALL RODRIGUEZ FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS If you attended public school in NYC, you probably remember the burgers having "warts" and boat-shaped pepperoni pizzas with enough…

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Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

This week, the Rockwell Group announced exciting plans to build a treehouse-inspired Imagination Playground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. The firm is working with NYC…

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Newark Students Recreate Van Gogh's Starry Night Using 5,000 Bottle Caps

Newark Students Recreate Van Gogh's Starry Night Using 5,000 Bottle Caps

Students at South Street Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey are both artists and conservationists. After collecting over 5,000 bottle caps in their local community, the students…

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Inwood Hill Park’s Mobile EcoHouse Teaches Kids About Energy Conservation at Home

Inwood Hill Park’s Mobile EcoHouse Teaches Kids About Energy Conservation at Home

They may be too young to worry about mortgage payments and electricity bills, but the kids exploring the EcoHouse mobile museum at Inwood Hill Park aren’t letting those things deter…

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NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City's Golden Apple Awards

NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City's Golden Apple Awards

The New York City Department of Sanitation is calling on the city’s youth to conceive, design, and implement innovative cleanup, beautification, or reclamation projects in their…

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MTA's Holiday Train Show Takes You on a Ride Through a Miniature New York (VIDEO)

MTA's Holiday Train Show Takes You on a Ride Through a Miniature New York (VIDEO)

All aboard! Brightly-colored miniature Metro-North trains have been departing from a tiny Grand Central Station and bringing joy to both young and old alike as part of the MTA Transit…

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