Archive for May, 2009

Times Square Transformations

May 27, 2009
Times Square Transformations

Time to Walk Around I haven’t had a chance to meander over to Times Square in the last few days, but I am looking forward to it. This is a change of heart for me, as well as for many other New Yorkers who generally try and avoid the place like the plague. But over […]

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Manhattan, 400 Years Ago

May 26, 2009
Manhattan, 400 Years Ago

This summer will mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s arrival to the shores of New York, or to what was then known as the island of Mannahatta. There will be a vast array of quadricentennial (try saying that five times fast!) events up and down the river that was named after the eminent (or […]

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Sustainable Farming North of NYC

May 19, 2009

A few weeks ago I posted a little piece on where our organic milk comes from.  I’ve got something similar this week.  But rather than milk, I’ll be visiting a source of veggies.  And eggs.  And meat. All these edibles are grown, as sustainably as possible, at Stone Barns in Tarrytown (you may have seen […]

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Eco City Was A Dream

May 18, 2009
Eco City Was A Dream

But Not Looking Like It Will Become A Reality Most media sources that lean green covered the exciting emergence and development of China’s first eco-city, Dongtang. Actually, it would have been the world’s first start-from-scratch eco-city. Meant to be car free, renewable energy powered, and full of water recycling features, this city of 50,000 residents […]

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American Cities are Working on Sustainability

May 13, 2009
American Cities are Working on Sustainability

Or Something Like It Living Cities, a collaboration between 21 large philanthropic organizations, private corporations, and the public sector recently released a report, “Green Cities: How Urban Sustainability Efforts Can and Must Drive America’s Climate Change Policies.” In the opening letter from the CEO, the report is said to “showcase and support the innovative ways […]

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