Improving NYC’s Parks

June 25, 2012
Improving NYC’s Parks

Summer is a great time to visit one of many NYC’s parks, which range from carefully landscaped lawns to athletic facilities to natural forests. The NYC Parks website provides a handy interactive map, with detailed information about facilities available in each park. You can also browse parks by borough. The Parks Department has been working […]

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Public Art as Science Learning

May 25, 2012

Join the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities on Tuesday, June 5 for a panel of arts professionals, critics and cultural thinkers to discuss how artists can engage the public in a dialogue about sustainability, using Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory’s project, BROADWAY: 1000 Steps, as provocation. This National Science Foundation (NSF) supported panel discussion will […]

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Making Use of Vacant Lots in Brooklyn

May 13, 2012
Making Use of Vacant Lots in Brooklyn

According to Department of City Planning data, there are 596 acres of unused public land in Brooklyn. There is greater utility in community gardens, composting sites, and compost sites, than empty lots. This is the premise of 596 Acres, a community education project that helps connect Brooklyn residents to vacant public land resources. 596 Acres […]

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The Brooklyn Food Conference

May 10, 2012
The Brooklyn Food Conference

The Brooklyn Food Conference will take place this Saturday, May 12. The event is free, and will be filled with over 170 panel discussions, speakers, workshops, panel discussions, food demos, family programming, and art. The goal of the Conference is to “strengthen the cooperative effort of individuals, groups and organizations fighting everyday for a healthy, […]

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Upcycling Energy: Burning Calories not Fossil Fuel!

January 5, 2012
Upcycling Energy: Burning Calories not Fossil Fuel!

Do you ever wonder how much created energy is lost every day? From the rapid halt of a subway car or an elevator, to the steady pace of our foot steps on a sidewalk, to the bounce of a dance floor, to all them spinning classes and street cyclists. If it is not apparent already, […]

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