Food Stamping the Green Market.

January 4, 2012
Food Stamping the Green Market.

More people are using food stamps at New York City Green Markets, as WNYC reported this morning. While there are different ways to present the findings, with some people all together critical of the claim because more New Yorkers (and Americans) are on food stamps in general these days, I can see the silver lining. […]

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Local Fracking Debate Goes Hyper-Local

November 3, 2011
Local Fracking Debate Goes Hyper-Local

The heated debate on whether or not the Marcellus Shale should be opened up for natural gas extraction through hydrofracking is growing in intensity. As WNYC reported this morning, residents were furious when the town board in Sydney, NY voted to give a 50 year franchise to Leatherstocking Gas Co. Simultaneously, dozens of town boards […]

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Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

November 2, 2011
Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

An article in the Sunday Times looks at the issue of waste in New York City through the lens of the take-out container at lunch. The facts following could probably be framed in another way too: the “Really? You can’t recycle this?” conversation that many of us have had with our well-meaning friends and family […]

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What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

November 1, 2011
What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

According to the United Nations, our blue planet is now home to 7 billion people, give or take a few. As of November 1st at 11:06 New York time, it is actually 7,000, 272,425. So, as news made its way around the world yesterday, there were various responses. Some used it as a call to […]

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Welcome to the 4th Dimension!

October 24, 2011
Welcome to the 4th Dimension!

The idea that maps help us better understand our surroundings, whether on a simple navigation level or by providing a more in-depth profile of a neighborhood is not new.  Maps ultimately serve to help us better understand ourselves and our relationship to the world around us.  They sometimes even let us explore new places within […]

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